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Telikom PNG starts Lynk sat-phone service

Lynk Global and Telikom have started an initial commercial Sat2Phone service for subscribers in Papua New Guinea. This collaboration is anticipated to significantly enhance mobile coverage in the country, benefitting both the local population and visitors. The initial Sat2Phone service will begin with SMS messaging and is expected to expand in the future to include […]

January 24, 2024By Chris Forrester

Lynk Global merger on hold

A proposed merger between Slam Corp, backed by former US professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez, and direct-to-smartphone operator Lynk Global, has hit a potential problem. Slam is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and which raised $575 million (€522.6m) back in November 2021 and intended to secure an investment opportunity. Slam has now had to […]

January 2, 2024By Chris Forrester

Lynk satellite D2D for Solomon Islands

Washington, DC-based satellite operator, Lynk Global, has started what it describes as an “initial” direct-to-device service in the Solomon Islands. The service is in partnership with bmobile, which serves the Islands with a population of about 70,000. The first service will be for SMS and Text messages. bmobile subscribers can use their existing mobile phones […]

November 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Lynk success for 2-way sat calls

Lynk Global has released its claimed ‘first-ever’ video of a series of two-way voice calls between standard-mobile-phones connected via satellite. The video shows multiple voice calls using standard mobile phones connected via Lynk’s existing satellite-cell-towers in orbit. Charles Miller, CEO and co-founder of Lynk, stated, “Carl Sagan once remarked ‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’ The […]

July 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spark to launch satellite-to-mobile service

New Zealand telco Spark is to provide a satellite-to-mobile service for Spark mobile customers, with a trial set to launch as early as the end of 2023. The service will be delivered in partnership with satellite provider Lynk Global and will allow a subset of Spark mobile customers to opt-in to a free trial. More […]

June 6, 2023