Nokia confirms it will build cellular network on Moon for NASA

Monday, 19. October 2020 12:22

Nokia confirmed on Monday that it has been selected by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to build the first ever mobile network on the Moon.

The Finnish company noted that it will use its Bell Labs' pioneering innovations "to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022" and added it is partnering with Intuitive Machines to integrate the network, which will self-configure upon deployment, into their lunar lander and deliver it to the Moon.

"Reliable, resilient and high-capacity communications networks will be key to supporting sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. By building the first high performance wireless network solution on the Moon, Nokia Bell Labs is once again planting the flag for pioneering innovation beyond the conventional limits," Nokia CTO Marcus Weldon stated.

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