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(Same mission, different name. We changed our name from Ubiquitilink to Lynk.)


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October 2019

Connecting Mobile Phone Users Everywhere...and stimulating SATCOM growth

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By Charles Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Lynk

At any given moment, about 750 million people with mobile phones in their pockets are outside the range of the world’s terrestrial cell towers. This lack of a connection is usually just a minor annoyance, but often it has major social and economic consequences, and sometimes is even a matter of life or death.

August 2, 2019

Space startup aims to launch thousands of satellite ‘cell towers’ that connect to the average phone

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By Loren Grush

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that launched to the International Space Station last week carried a tiny package that could eventually lead to the smartphone you have in your pocket getting cell service from space.

July 17, 2019

UbiquitiLink raises $12 million for communications satellites

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By Debra Werner

SAN FRANCISCO – Satellite communications startup UbiquitiLink has raised more than $12 million for its plan to launch a constellation of satellites to extend the reach of terrestrial mobile networks, the Falls Church, Virginia, company announced July 17.

July 17, 2019

UbiquitiLink wins $5.2M boost for satellite service that works with standard phones

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By Alan Boyle

Virginia-based UbiquitiLink says it has raised another $5.2 million in seed funding for a network that aims to provide satellite connectivity for standard mobile devices.

July 16, 2019

Scoop: Satellite startup snags funding for "cell towers in space"

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By Kim Hart

UbiquitiLink has raised $5.2 million from Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" Seed Fund and Blazar Ventures, Axios has learned, bringing the commercial space startup's total funding to $12 million.

March 12, 2019

This Tiny Startup Could Connect Your Smartphone Directly to a Satellite

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By Mike Dano

A tiny startup called UbiquitiLink is testing technology that could connect virtually all of the world's existing smartphones directly to a satellite. If it works and it's widely deployed, such technology would essentially eliminate every outdoor dead zone in the world.

March 11, 2019

Video Interview: UbiquitiLink

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CEO Charles Miller joins Justin Springham in the studio to reveal how the company has switched on the first “cell tower in space.”

March 7, 2019

Nanosatellites could be the answer to mobile not-spots

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By Scott Bicheno

Start-up UbiquitiLink reckons it’s cracked the challenge of affordable satellite connectivity to regular handsets through the use of nanosatellites.

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Ubiquitilink advance means every phone is now a satellite phone

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By Devin Coldewey

Last month I wrote about Ubiquitilink, which promised, through undisclosed means, it was on the verge of providing a sort of global satellite-based roaming service. But how, I asked? (Wait, they told me.) Turns out our phones are capable of a lot more than we think: they can reach satellites acting as cell towers in orbit just fine, and the company just proved it.

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

UbiquitiLink sends cell tower to space

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By Saleha Riaz

UbiquitiLink sent a prototype satellite into space which works like a cell tower and can provide coverage to any device in areas where terrestrial tower signals are not available, a move it believes will be particularly useful in times of emergency.

FEBRUARY 24, 2019

Space Startup Aims to Connect Satellites Directly With Cellphones

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By Andy Pasztor

A tiny space startup is striving to demonstrate the feasibility of transmitting data—and eventually perhaps voice messages—directly from small satellites in orbit to regular cellphones on the ground. The goal has enticed but eluded scientists and engineers for decades. If successful, such connections could help provide easy, low-cost access to the internet for developing and remote regions.

JANUARY 22, 2019

To rebuild satellite communications, Ubiquitilink starts at ground level

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By Devin Coldewey

Communications satellites are multiplying year by year as more companies vie to create an orbital network that brings high-speed internet to the globe. Ubiquitilink, a new company headed by Nanoracks co-founder Charles Miller, is taking a different tack: reinventing the Earthbound side of the technology stack.

November 15, 2018

The revolution that is commercial space is just beginning

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By Charles E. Miller

While everybody is rightly celebrating recent successes in commercial space, some long-term trends are just beginning. It is still early days, and significant growth and new opportunities are just around the corner. Perhaps the largest near-term opportunity for commercial space is bridging the digital divide and providing affordable connectivity to the last 2.5 billion on this planet without a phone.