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    Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Nokia and Audi are supporting the mission to set up the network next year.
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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    So if this happens (and I doubt it will in all honesty) the moon will have 4G before where I live will....

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Checks date - seems one month early.

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Now that's going to be a roaming charge

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Bragging rights:

    Audi becomes the first private vehicle on the surface of another "world" (second in space, Tesla beat them to it), Vodafone becomes the first extraplanetary ISP, and Nokia provides the communications hardware for these achievements (an achievement itself).

    This is about bragging rights, and this shows space travel is getting cheaper every year, 10 years ago the costs would eclipse the brag rights benefits.

    Now, what's next? It's time for "1st in space" awards. I'm looking forward for the zero gravity Olympic Games, that should be a laugh.

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Oh, and one more thing: This is probably the stupidest thing I'll read all day, but stupid in an awesome way

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Bet those Audi's will tailgate each other and never indicate...
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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Glyce View Post
    It's time for "1st in space" awards. I'm looking forward for the zero gravity Olympic Games, that should be a laugh.
    My mind has already gone into the gutter with that... then down the gulley, through the whole sewer network, around the treatment plant stages 1 and 2, straight through the digester tank and is currently sat on one of the stinking sludge drying beds, coming up with more filth-in-space!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    So if this happens (and I doubt it will in all honesty) the moon will have 4G before where I live will....
    Which isn't necessarily a bad thing...
    Vodafone seem to have the widest coverage anyway, although not always the strongest.

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    nice to think that all those Voda contracts are paying for such useful resource use and in such an environmentally good way.

    When your mobile contract comes up next time, have a ponder........

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    It is jus a telemetry system that uses GSM technology to support the vehicles. (Not consumer focussed - just think of the latency! )
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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Not quite true... 4g technology is more efficient in many ways than other forms of communication. They have said it will be used for telemetry AND beaming HD pictures from the rovers back to the base station and then used for live feeds
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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Not quite true... 4g technology is more efficient in many ways than other forms of communication. They have said it will be used for telemetry AND beaming HD pictures from the rovers back to the base station and then used for live feeds
    Yes, its using $G as a point to point comms method because of its efficiency. Its a headline grabber, but no more remarkable than if they used any other form of digital communication.(except it happens to be ideally suited for this task)
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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Sooner have seen Vodafone maybe drop peoples a bills a bit or even who knows given this xx millions to charity rather than basically peeing on the moon like some small terrier.

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    nice to think that all those Voda contracts are paying for such useful resource use and in such an environmentally good way.
    Yeah, tell me about it..... Yer welcome, incidentally!!

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Surely the base station must look like this
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Vodafone and partners to setup 4G network on the moon

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Surely the base station must look like this
    You'd think so..but nope it's the red bit on the picture made by Nokia. The bit that didn't sell out to MS. Wonder if you can get a new custom case for it...
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