Lynk Global has signed its first commercial deals with operators in the Bahamas and the Central African Republic.
Through these agreements, Bahamian operator ALIV and Telecel Centrafrique have obtained the right to implement Lynk’s services ahead of the competition in their respective markets.
Styling itself as “the world’s only independently verified cell-tower-in-space connectivity provider”, Lynk claims to be able to offer connectivity virtually anywhere in the world “using a standard unmodified mobile phone” via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.
According to TeleGeography, Lynk accomplishes this via patented technology which can deliver connectivity without requiring hardware or software upgrades. The company is based in the US, and has applied for an operator’s licence via the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the aim of launching a global commercial service in 2022.