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Quantum encryption gets off the ground with China’s Micius satellite

Matt Hamblen | Aug. 29, 2016
The private sector already has some early products as new research pushes boundaries

“Competitive advantage among nations relies on cyber superiority,” he said. “This whole field is a step change in technology, not just evolutionary.”

Some experts believe quantum encryption can be cracked, including Alexander Ling, principal investigator at the Center for Quantum Technologies, which is based in Singapore.

ID Quantique, based in Switzerland, already makes QKD products, including the Cerberis QKD Server.

Its technology uses a variation in the way photons are transmitted compared to Quintessence Labs. ID Quantique described its technology in 2011.


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