NASA, to grant $14.1 million to NOKIA for setting up 4g network on the moon

NASA is set to colonise the moon. The organisation has set aside an amount of $370 million in a deal with 14 companies, which will provide ‘Tipping Point’ technologies for Artemis Mission. These technologies will provide methods of generating resources for human sustenance on the moon i.e.-oxygen and energy resources. The technology will also provide robotics in order to facilitate it.

Under this deal, NASA has given NOKIA a grant of $14.1 million for building a 4g network on the moon by 2022 which will eventually evolve into 5g network in the future. This technology will help in the control of lunar rovers, real-time navigation of moon’s surface, streaming of HD videos etc.

It has been recently claimed by NOKIA Bell Labs, a research and scientific unit of NOKIA, that ‘LTE network can withstand extreme temperature, radiation, vacuum in space and vibrational impact during the launch and landing on the lunar surface’.

Space habitation seems more like a reality than ever with evolving technology and greater interest in space exploration.


India, US, Australia and Japan discuss development of digital connectivity, avoiding Chinese Huawei

On 25th September, the Foreign Ministries of India, the U.S., Australia and Japan met virtually as part of the Indo – Pacific consultations during the UN talks. They discussed Indo Pacific infrastructure and 5G to bring about more corporation in the areas of digital connectivity, to avoid giving further business to the Chinese 5G giant Huawei.

The US secretary of state Michael Pompeo has been promoting a list of companies  –  “clean telcos” – which are safe to use and have no privacy threats by the Chinese government as approved by the US administration. According to officials, there will be an in- person meeting of the ministries of the four countries in October to further discuss connectivity and infrastructure.