Berenice Baker, Editor, Enter Quantum

March 27, 2023

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India’s first quantum computing-enabled telecommunications network link is in operation, connecting the Ministry of Communications with the National Informatics Center, which is located in the central government offices complex, both in New Delhi.

Telecommunications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced the development by the Center for Development of Telematics (CDoT) at India’s first international quantum summit.

Quantum networks block the threat of cyberattack using quantum encryption, which is considered unhackable. The Indian government showed its confidenceby offering a bounty to anyone who manages to infiltrate the system.

“We are also launching a hackathon, a challenge round, for anybody who breaks this system developed by CDoT, we will be giving $1 million per break," said Vaishnaw.

In February, India announced it is building its first dedicated quantum computing center, and a team of Indian and American officials launched a joint quantum initiative at the first meeting of the India-U.S. Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology.

About the Author(s)

Berenice Baker

Editor, Enter Quantum

Berenice is the editor of Enter Quantum, the companion website and exclusive content outlet for The Quantum Computing Summit. Enter Quantum informs quantum computing decision-makers and solutions creators with timely information, business applications and best practice to enable them to adopt the most effective quantum computing solution for their businesses. Berenice has a background in IT and 16 years’ experience as a technology journalist.

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