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As the Nokia team in Kanata North continues to develop its 5G technology for driverless cars and better community connectivity, the multinational company has found a new out-of-this-world application for its communication technology.

The telecom giant said it is partnering with NASA to build the first-ever cellular network on the moon, which will help create the foundation for future human presence in space. 

The LTE network will allow for critical communication between control centres and data transmitters as well as provide better control over lunar rovers. Providing wireless connectivity for astronauts will also allow for more seamless communication and video streaming while on the job. 

Nokia’s communication system is being designed to withstand the harsh lunar conditions, with NASA aiming to have a sustainable human presence on the moon by 2030.

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