Thursday, November 03, 2005

Quantum cryptography network gets wireless link

Below is an extract from an article on the first implementation of a wireless link. It was added into Darpa's network of quantum encrypted networks.

"The world's first quantum encryption computer network has been expanded to include a wireless link that uses quantum communications codes.

The wireless connection was added to the DARPA Quantum Network, a quantum fibre-optic network buried beneath the ground in Massachusetts, US. The network was built by US company BBN Technologies with funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It now links 10 different sites, including BBN's offices, Harvard University and Boston University.

The wireless connection was installed by UK defence research company QinetiQ. Brian Lowans, at QinetiQ says introducing the wireless link represents a "critical first step toward global networks protected by quantum cryptography"".

Extract from Here

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