China is completing the project of the planet’s longest, 2,000-kilometer quantum communication network from Beijing to Shanghai. The network is considered “unhackable” and is set to start operating in 2016.
The “unhackability” is due to the most secure encryption technology ever, the South China Morning Post reported.
By 2030, the network is expected to stretch all over the globe, Xinhua news agency said.
For now, the service is to be used by the Chinese government, the military and key business institutions such as banks.
The plans were disclosed by Professor Pan Jianwei, a quantum physicist with the University of Science and Technology of China and a lead scientist behind the project.