Quantum cryptography record broken

Thursday, 20 April 2006, 5:28 PM EST

Scientists have reported an important speed breakthrough which brings closer the day when quantum encryption becomes a usable part of communications security.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. government agency, has reported that it has managed to shift quantum-encrypted information at a "raw" throughput of 4 million bits per second across a 1 km-long fiber link.

At Computerworld.

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