Nokia is building a 4G network on the moon
Telecom equipment supplier Nokia is building a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real time, and stream videos.
NASA gave Nokia-owned Bell Labs a $14.1 million grant (R230 million) for the project as part of its plans to establish a human presence on the moon by 2030.
Bell Labs will upgrade the network to 5G in the future, though it didn’t give a timescale for the project.
Telecom equipment supplier Nokia will use a $14.1 million (R230 million) grant to build the moon’s first wireless network as part of NASA’s plans to establish a human presence there.
NASA is investing in Nokia-owned American research company Bell Labs to provide quicker and more reliable communications through a 4G-LTE network, it said on Wednesday, October 14.
This improved data transmission will help astronauts control lunar rovers, navigate lunar geography in real time, and stream videos.