China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP
China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP

China Telecom launches quantum encrypted phone calls on smartphones in a new pilot programme

  • With a special SIM card and app, some China Telecom smartphone users in Anhui province can make phone calls protected by quantum encryption
  • The race to develop quantum technology could both threaten traditional encryption and lead to new, more secure forms of cryptography

Topic |   Quantum computing
China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP
China Telecom, one of the country’s three state-owned telecoms giants, announced a new pilot programme allowing smartphone users to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption. Photo: AP
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