The 4G rollout you weren’t expecting

Vodafone and Nokia are installing a 4G network on the Moon. Emmet Ryan on how this is about more than astronauts sharing cool pictures on Instagram

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
1st March, 2018
Live streams from the Moon? Pic: Getty

The Moon is about to enjoy far superior data coverage than Croke Park on match-day. Anyone who has ever tried to send a tweet or share an image, never mind the bravery of a video, from GAA HQ on a big day knows that it can take ages as the other 82,000 odd people there are trying to do the same.

It takes time, like a lot of it, to send data back to Earth from...

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