Nokia To Roll Out 4G Network On Moon

Katie Ramirez
October 18, 2020

Yes, if you ever reach the moon and tweet the photo, then you have to thank Nokia for this.

But before you get too excited, note that Nokia has announced a version Similar partnership With Vodafone Germany Back in 2018 he claimed that the partnership will bring 4G coverage to the Moon by 2019. Moreover, this won't be the company's first attempt to introduce 4G LTE on the lunar surface.

NASA has picked 14 U.S. companies, including several small businesses, as partners and awarded them United States dollars 370 million in total to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade.

"The system could support communication on the lunar surface over greater distances and higher speeds and offer greater reliability than the current standards", the announcement also says.

Nokia on moon
Nokia will provide a system that can last a long time on the moon. Pixabay

NASA has awarded Nokia of America $ 14.1 million to provide a cellular network on the moon.

The $14.1 million contract was given to Nokia's U.S. subsidiary and is a small part of the $370 million total awarded to companies such as SpaceX.

Jim Bridenstine, Nasa administrator, added the space agency aims to have astronauts working at a lunar base by 2028. Bridenstine said,"We need power systems that can last a long time on the surface of the moon, and we need habitation capability on the surface". Nokia would help to create a network that may connect users at greater distances, allowing communication between lunar landers, rovers, habitats, and astronauts.

"We want to build the [lunar] infrastructure.that is going to enable an global partnership for the biggest, broadest, most diverse inclusive coalition of researchers and explorers in the history of humankind", Bridenstine added. This is one of the several contracts NASA is awarding to multiple companies, as it has plans to return to the moon. Although, we all know that it could not happen and the mission was not a success but the company is ready with the plan this time and is working with NASA to achieve their goal.

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