Mongolia’s market leader Unitel has signed a commercial partnership agreement with Lynk Global, enabling its subscribers to remain connected everywhere on the planet with ordinary cell phones.
As a carrier program partner, Unitel will now have first-to-market rights to implement Lynk’s service in Mongolia. Lynk’s global commercial service providing direct satellite to cell phone service is on schedule to be deployed next year.
Lynk, which describes itself as a cell-tower-in-space connectivity provider, has recently signed two similar agreements with Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic.
“The landscape of Mongolia presents a significant challenge to the country’s telecommunications’ sector as we have a sparse population that’s spread throughout Gobi deserts, temperate forests, vast steppes and extensive mountain ranges. Under these circumstances, Unitel Group has been successfully providing many modern B2C and B2B tech services and solutions including mobile plans, high-speed internet, IPTV, OTT and cloud services to Mongolians for the past 15 years. Thus, we are excited to enter into a partnership with Lynk to make our services more inclusive and extensive for thousands of people,” said Enkhbat Dorjpalam, CEO of Unitel Group.