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Reader: The Moon to get its own mobile phone network

In one giant leap for mobile communications, the Moon looks to be gtting its own 4G network, writes Tariq Malik in Space.com. Vodafone Germany is teaming up with Nokia to build a network there in 2019, which will also support a private lunar rover mission by the Berlin-based team Part Time Scientists.

“This important mission is supporting, among other things, the development of new space-grade technologies for future data networking, processing and storage and will help advance the communications infrastructure required for academics, industry and educational institutions in conducting lunar research,” points out Marcus Weldon, chief technology officer at Nokia and president of Bell Labs.