The Moon is said to have it’s first mobile network in 2018 which will enable high definition streaming from the Moon right back to Earth. This is the first privately funded moon mission.
Vodafone Germany, Nokia, and Audi announced early on in 2018 that they will be working together to support the mission. This would be 50 years after the first astronauts walked the moon.
Vodafone stated that it chose Nokia to develop a space-grade network. What’s amazing about this hardware is that it will weigh less than a bag of sugar. The launch is scheduled next year from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX rocket. “This project involves a radically innovative approach to the development of mobile network infrastructure,” Vodafone Germany Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter said.
They will be using a 4G network due to 5G still being in trial phase and not enough is developed to make sure that the technology will work on the Moon.
The Moon already has its own Wi-Fi network and this will just add to the connectivity already present on the Moon.