The nation's capital now has the first telecom network link built on quantum computing, according to Union Telecom Minister, Mr. Ashwini Vaishnaw. He announced that the quantum communication link between Sanchar Bhawan and the National Informatics Centre office, situated in the CGO Complex in the national capital, New Delhi, is now operational while speaking at the first international quantum enclave.
He also announced a US$ 12,112.62 (Rs. 10 lakh) reward for ethical hackers who can defeat the system's encryption.
The minister inaugurated a small exhibition of quantum computing firms and invited them to run pilot projects for communications networks and Indian Railways. Furthermore, he added that a hackathon is also being launched, along with a challenging round.
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