Cell towers in space
(Same mission, different name. We changed our name from Ubiquitilink to Lynk.)
Mobile phones connected to terrestrial towers generally have a range limited to around 35 kilometers if the line-of-sight is not interrupted by hills, buildings, or foliage. The signal can travel further, but the reception range is artificially limited by the highly accurate time frames of the mobile phone protocol.
However, with Lynk’s patented technology, the phone signal can reach a satellite flying across the sky 500 kilometers overhead without any interruption of the mobile phone protocol.
In 2021, when Lynk has between 24 and 36 satellites in orbit, users can expect coverage every hour, anywhere between 55 degrees north and south latitudes. With the company’s planned constellation of several thousand satellites by 2023, coverage will be continuous, whether in the middle of the Sahara Desert, the Amazon jungle, or the Pacific Ocean.
Lynk has so far signed trial partnerships with 24 companies, including 18 mobile network operators representing approximately 1 billion mobile phone subscribers, to join us in providing ubiquitous coverage services to their subscribers.
Without Lynk: Limited terrestrial base stations provide local coverage, with a very expensive and separate satellite phone and subscription required for global coverage
With Lynk: Subscribers receive coverage from cell towers when they have it and satellite coverage when they need it, all from their existing phone