Quantum communication lines boasts ultra-high security.
It is impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them.
In November 2016, China launched a 712-km quantum communication line, stated to be the world’s longest secure telecommunications network, which boasts of ultra-high security making it impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them.
The new quantum communication line links Hefei, capital of Anhui province, to Shanghai, the country’s financial hub.
It is part of a 2,000-km quantum communication line connecting Beijing and Shanghai.
The Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication line is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
In August 2016, China successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite. It was nicknamed “Micius” after a fifth century BC Chinese philosopher and scientist.
The Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication line will be connected to the satellite through the line’s station in Beijing, enabling the space-to-Earth quantum communication network.