Lynk signs contract with Mongolia’s largest mobile network operator
FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lynk Global, Inc. (Lynk), the world’s leading provider of in-space cellular tower connectivity, today announced that it has signed a business partnership agreement with Unitel, Mongolia’s largest mobile operator, enabling its subscribers to stay connected anywhere on the planet with ordinary mobile phones. Unitel represents Lynk’s third partnership agreement in the past month with a mobile network operator (MNO) under the US technology company’s Flagship Carrier Program. As an operator program partner, Unitel will now have first-to-market rights to implement Lynk’s service in Mongolia. Lynk’s global commercial service providing direct satellite-to-cell phone service is expected to roll out next year.
“We know that Unitel is looking at many options to complete network coverage for its subscribers. We are honored that they have chosen Lynk as their partner to help them meet their critical connectivity needs across Mongolia’s vast landscape. This represents traction for Lynk as we add another region of the world to our flagship carrier program,” said Charles Miller, CEO of Lynk. “Recently we announced that Lynk’s 5and satellite has connected and registered hundreds of standard mobile phones per minute during initial testing in the US, UK and Bahamas, proving that Lynk has solved the last major technology hurdle to connecting everyone, everywhere with a standard mobile phone.
“Mongolia’s landscape presents a significant challenge to the country’s telecommunications sector, as we have a sparse population spread across Gobi deserts, temperate forests, vast steppes and vast mountain ranges. Under these circumstances, Unitel Group has successfully provided many modern B2C and B2B technology services and solutions, including mobile plans, broadband internet, IPTV, OTT and cloud services to Mongolians over the past 15 years. Thus, we are delighted to enter into a partnership with Lynk to make our services more inclusive and expansive for thousands of people,” said Mr. Enkhbat Dorjpalam, CEO of Unitel Group.
“We recently announced the first carriers to sign up for our flagship carrier program, Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafique in the Central African Republic. With the addition of Unitel in Mongolia, Lynk’s service offering is rapidly expanding around the world,” said Charles Miller, CEO and co-founder of Lynk. “Our technology is now proven in 5 different countries, having registered phones in Canada and New Zealand in the past two weeks. We are in an excellent position to launch global commercial services in July 2022.”
Lynk will provide complete connectivity anywhere, whether on land or sea, for the more than 5.2 billion existing mobile subscribers through their existing MNO. Every year, more than 3 billion people who own mobile phones experience long periods of disconnection. Another billion people who can afford a mobile phone don’t buy one because there’s no connectivity — there’s Zero G (0G) — where they live and work.
The mobile industry has nearly exhausted the ability to cost-effectively extend coverage with ground-based cell towers around the world, leaving geographic coverage effectively capped. Lynk’s in-space cell tower service will complement existing terrestrial coverage and solve the 0G coverage problem. Lynk represents the biggest growth opportunity in the mobile industry today – a bigger growth opportunity than 5G.
For more information on Lynk’s flagship carrier program, please visit this blog.
For more technical information, this How Lynk Proved Direct Twoway Satellite to Mobile-Phone Connectivity blog post explains what Lynk has accomplished with the hundreds of phone recording tests.
Lynk Global Inc. is focused on providing universal connectivity for mobile phones and is the world’s only independently verified space-based mobile network provider. The company’s patented technology allows standard mobile phones to be connected virtually anywhere via low Earth orbit satellites without any hardware or software modifications. Based in Falls Church, Virginia, Lynk’s management and engineering teams are experts in satellite engineering, spaceflight and wireless technology. Follow us at www.lynk.world, @lynktheworld or via LinkedIn.