ALIV, Telecel Centrafrique ink deals with ‘cell-tower-in-space’ firm Lynk

23 Sep 2021

Lynk Global, which bills itself as ‘the world’s only independently verified cell-tower-in-space connectivity provider’, says it has signed its first commercial agreements with ALIV in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. As flagship partners, ALIV and Telecel have acquired first-to-market rights to implement Lynk’s service in their respective countries.

Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Lynk says that its patented technology allows standard mobile phones to be connected virtually anywhere via Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites without any change to hardware or software ‘using a standard unmodified mobile phone’. Lynk has applied to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for an operator’s licence and says that its global commercial service is scheduled to be launched in 2022.

Bahamas, Central African Republic, ALIV, Lynk Global, Telecel-RCA (Centrafrique)