Nokia wants to take 4G internet to the Moon later this year, and the company has already laid down the groundwork for this to become a reality. Nokia is reportedly going to use SpaceX rockets as the launch vehicle for the network equipment over the next few months, Luis Maestro Ruiz De Temino was quoted saying in a report by CNBC.
Temino had shared the details about the launch project with the media at the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona earlier this month.
He claims the network will be working with the help of a base station that has an antenna and stored in a Nova-C lander that has been designed by Intuitive Machines, which is a US-based space firm. The report mentions that the 4G LTE connectivity will be provided between a lander and the rover of the launch vehicle. Nokia assures that the technology is capable of handling the extreme conditions in space.