An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
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China’s experiment in quantum communication brings Beijing closer to creating a hack-proof network

  • Pan Jianwei and team report in science journal the results of two-year test for an integrated space-to-ground network
  • China is positioning itself to be a world leader in quantum technology, including drafting international standards

An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
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