Chinese Island Province of Hainan to Create Reliable Telecommunications System Using Quantum Technologies
(TASS.Science) The Hainan authorities are planning to create a well-protected telecommunications network for the secure exchange of information with other regions of China and other countries using quantum and satellite technologies.
“This system will allow Hainan to maintain a completely secure connection with key such key cities of China as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, as well as exchange data with all other countries,” said Wang Junwei, deputy general manager of CAS Quantumnet.
An advanced communication network will be created on the island, which has no analogues in the world. It is expected that the security of both data used by government structures and important information intended for the financial, energy and transport sectors will be significantly increased.
The program is being implemented through the combined efforts of the Wenchang International Space City (northeast Hainan), CAS Quantumnet and the China Broadcasting Network. Investment in the project amounts to about 500 million yuan ($ 74 million).