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Decoded: How quantum communication can become the future of data encryption

India's first quantum communication line is operational. Here's what this technology is

Ashwini Vaishnaw
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While speaking at the first International Quantum Communications Conclave in New Delhi on Monday, Union Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw announced that India’s first quantum computing-based telecom network link now is operational.

The secure line is between Sanchar Bhawan and the National Informatics Centre at the Central Government Offices (CGO) complex in Delhi. The minister also challenged hackers to break the network’s encryption, offering a reward of Rs 10 lakh per break.

What is quantum communication?

Quantum communication is an amalgamation of quantum mechanics and modern communication and IT to study data transmission and processing. Also

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First Published: Mar 28 2023 | 3:00 PM IST

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