Vodafone Ghana partners with Lynk providing 100% mobile coverage via satellite

Vodafone Ghana partners with Lynk providing 100% mobile coverage via satellite

Lynk, the world’s satellite-direct-to-standard-phone telecom company, announced it has signed its second commercial contract with Telecel Group in Africa to provide services to Vodafone Ghana’s subscribers. This new contract will provide mobile coverage to 100% of Ghana’s population of 31 million inhabitants using Lynk’s cell-towers-in-space.

Lynk’s cell towers in space will enable Telecel Group to offer ubiquitous geographic coverage to over 6 million Vodafone Ghana subscribers and will be utilised for extending rural coverage, including Maritime Economic Zone, as a backup to ensure service resilience, continuity of IoT devices, and as a terrestrial tower replacement for underperforming, economical or technical towers.

Following the takeover of its majority shares by Telecel Group, Vodafone Ghana has leveraged the partnership between Lynk and Telecel Group to provide innovative services and widespread mobile coverage across Ghana’s rural areas.

Vodafone Ghana is a provider of telecommunications services to consumers, corporates, and multinationals in Ghana. As the all-in-one communications solutions provider – offering mobile, fixed lines, internet, voice, and data services – Vodafone effectively serves a significant portion of the Ghanaian population.

With a strong focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, the company continually strives to enhance the quality and reach of its services, solidifying its position in the competitive telecommunications landscape.

Telecel Group is an Africa-focused Telecom company with a diverse approach in the telecom space driven by digitalisation and innovation. It has successfully established itself as a key service provider for both mobile users and enterprises, focusing on selected areas of development to ensure significant future growth on the African continent. Telecel is also an anchor for supporting startups with its African Startup Initiative Programme.

Lynk is the world’s only satellite-direct-to-standard-mobile-phone system. Lynk is currently testing satellite direct-to-standard-mobile-phone services in more than a dozen countries.

“We are excited at the possibilities this partnership brings to the country. It provides the unique opportunity to connect everyone everywhere and accelerates the benefits that connectivity offers in health, education, and job creation, especially for our women and youth,” stated Patricia Obo-Nai, CEO of Vodafone Ghana.

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