Nokia to Build Mobile Network on the Moon
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Nokia is set to boldly go where no mobile network has gone before.

NASA has picked the Finnish telecoms firm to build the first system on the moon.

It’s part of the space agency’s plan to return humans to the Earth satellite by 2024.

The plan is to start building long-term settlements there under its Artemis program.

Nokia says it will have a wireless broadband system up and running on the moon in late 2022, ahead of any astronaut arrivals.

It will partner with Texas-based Intuitive Machines to deliver to get its equipment there.

After delivery, the network will set itself up automatically.

Among other things, Nokia says it will enable colonists to navigate, control lunar rovers, and stream high-definition video.

In the airless emptiness of the moon, astronauts hopefully won’t struggle to get a good signal.