Quess was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China's North West early on Tuesday August 16th 2016. The 1,300 pounds is called Quess (Quantum Experiments at Space Scale) and is named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher Micius, a Chinese philosopher and scientist who lived in the fifth century B.C.
The beauty of this type of encryption is that any attempt to intercept changes the quantum state being observed, indicating that someone is tapping the data.
Because the waveguides are hollow, not only does the UV (ultraviolet Light) move faster, but it also can carry the quantum states of entangles atoms, making detection of spice attempts by intruder nearly impossible.
Quantum Communications could also be used to make secure FTTH (Fiber to the Home Networks) without Fiber Optics. More importantly, it would also add an encryption layer to Li-Fi, which is looking more and more to be a part of the 5G roadmap as explained in my Geezam blog article entitled “5G Networks with Renewable Energy, Fiber Optic Waveguides and AI”.