Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A Cellphone Network On The Moon The point is to allow high definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network because the 5G is still in testing.

Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A Cellphone Network On The Moon

Vodaphone And Nokia To Develop A Cellphone Network On The Moon

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The point is to allow high definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network because the 5G is still in testing.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin with some very far-out technology news. Vodafone Germany has announced it's going to work with Nokia to develop a cellphone network on the moon. The point is to allow high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to Earth as part of the first privately funded moon mission. It will be a 4G network instead of the state-of-the-art 5G because the 5G is still in testing and they're not sure it would allow for a stable connection on the moon because it's the moon. Can you hear me now? It's MORNING EDITION.

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