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Lynk Awarded First-Ever US Government Sat2Phone Contract

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Lynk Awarded First-Ever US Government Sat2Phone Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Lynk Global a five-year contract to provide commercial satellite-direct-to-phone services to the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies.

With an option for a five-year extension, the agreement allows government agencies to use Lynk’s sat2phone services for SMS messaging, emergency alerts and weather updates via LynkCast broadcast services, Lynk said.

Charles Miller, Lynk’s co-founder and CEO, expressed gratitude for the DOD’s trust in its technology, making the company the first-ever sat2phone contract awardee.

Out of the 20 companies awarded contracts by DISA’s Procurement Lifecycle Execution and Oversight satellite services solicitation in 2022, Lynk is the sole firm that secured a contract for sat2phone connectivity.

Miller also emphasized how the service will allow nearly three million DOD personnel to stay connected anywhere using their existing phones.

Margo Deckard, Lynk’s co-founder and chief operating officer, further highlighted the importance of the sat2phone technology for critical communication during emergencies, potentially rescuing lives by providing a reliable connection even when traditional networks are down.

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