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Nokia will build the first cellular network on the moon as part of a NASA project intended to establish a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. Nokia will build a 4G cell network on the moon getty. KEY FACTS. The network will be 4G, which the company says is a more robust and reliable technology given its longer track record, though the company does say it will “pursue” space applications of 5G in the future. Nokia says the network will provide connectivity “for any activity that astronauts need to carry out,” including using the network for transmitting biometric data, controlling lunar rovers, streaming high-definition video, and enabling voice and video communications. The com... Full story

20 October