Nokia is partnering with NASA to set up a 4G cellular network on the moon. The Finnish company will receive $14.1m in finds from NASA for the project.
The project is part of a $370m string of contracts issued by NASA as it readies for a return to the moon in 2024.
While the contract has been presented to Nokia’s US subsidiary it will employ the experience of the entire company. “The system could support lunar surface communications at greater distances, increased speeds, and provide more reliability than current standards,” said NASA.