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China Unicom’s Quantum Encryption Project Recives WSIS Prize for Quantum Encryption Project

( The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) recently recognized China Unicom and Hengtong Optoelectronics’ data encryption and leakage prevention and tamper-resistant network system based on quantum encryption trunks for its potential to protect the information security of citizens. T
China Unicom and Hengtong Optoelectronics signed a strategic cooperation agreement on quantum encryption communication research in 2017 and have since launched a number of innovative quantum security service experiments. Their project was among the 18 development projects honored at by WISC in Geneva, Switzerland.
Zhu Changbo, vice president of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute and dean of China Unicom Smart City Research Institute, received the trophy and certificate from International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Secretary-General Zhao Houlin. “Information security protection is an ongoing task. This project has the capacity of continuous operation, providing long-term quantum encryption information security services for government affairs, finance, electric power, and big data, etc. in the areas where the trunk line passes,” WSIS said in the award citation.

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