Satellite communications leader Intelsat has opened a sales office in Nairobi, Kenya to enhance services to its customers in the East African region.
Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat Managing Sales Director, East Africa Region said, “Our decision to open an office in Nairobi reflects our belief that our satellite-enabled broadband solutions can be a catalyst in the region to expand digital inclusion, creating economic growth.”
The company which also operates the world’s first globalized network has implemented robust and state of the art training and certification programs to assist African telecommunications professionals accelerate the adoption of satellite connectivity across the continent since first arriving in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1965.
More than 16 million African households receive direct-to-home services broadcast by Intelsat assets and 25 state broadcasters on the continent use Intelsat to deliver programming.
With 22 satellites, Intelsat is the largest provider of commercial satellite services on the continent and seeks to further bridge the digital divide by driving innovation across the satellite ecosystem and providing solutions that address complex communications challenges.
The East African region will benefit from the company’s innovative broadband connectivity solutions coming to the market including its next-generation Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite platform launched in 2016.
Pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom recently announced that it will introduce the high performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite services into its network to meet the bandwidth needs of its customers.
The Intelsat Nairobi Office is located in Westlands, Nairobi.
It will be managed by industry veteran Lawrence Mungai who brings a wealth of experience from the telecommunications sector in WestConAfrica and will lead a team of innovative sales and technical professionals well-versed in the region’s connectivity demands.
In addition to responsiveness, collaboration and tailored solutions to meet the connectivity needs of businesses operating in East Africa, the Nairobi Office will also offer Intelsat Institute training and certification programs for installation technicians and network design engineers