China's first commercial quantum private communication network has been completed in Shandong province, local government said Tuesday.
The network is exclusively for 242 Party and government users in the provincial capital of Jinan. Hundreds of pieces of equipment connected by hundreds of kilometers of fiber optics were installed within five months.
Based on decoy-state quantum key distribution and trusted relay groups, the network provides secure telephone and data communication services.
The network is expected to be connected to the Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication network.
(From Xinhua, September 13, 2017)