Japan Wants to Build Quantum Internet Worldwide
Japan has proposed a project for a network secured by quantum cryptography. A dozen companies, including Toshiba, will be working on it over the next five years.
A dozen Japanese companies and organizations are working together to build a new form of encryption: quantum cryptography. The project includes Toshiba, NEC, Mitsubishi Electric and the University of Tokyo.
Japan itself is investing $ 13.3 million in the project this year. Toshiba has been put in charge, it announces itself.
The aim is to build a network over five years with communication that is ‘unbreakable’. The plan is reminiscent of the US national quantum network, which was announced a few days ago, with the difference that Japan is not limited to its own country.
The plans before us are outlining a wide-area network (WAN) on which there are about 100 quantum cryptographic devices and 10,000 users worldwide.