Intelsat has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. Intelsat’s Nairobi office will further enhance the company’s responsiveness to its customers, the leading communications services and media companies operating in the East Africa region.
“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,” said Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat Managing Sales Director, East Africa Region. “Kenya is the business hub of East Africa. Nairobi and our Westlands office location is close to several of our existing customers and offers an outstanding base from which to share our technology and insights with our customers. Under Lawrence Mungai’s leadership, our customers in the region can expect outstanding responsiveness, collaboration and tailored solutions that meet the connectivity needs of businesses operating in East Africa.”
Working closely with regional customers and partners, Intelsat East Africa is poised to benefit from the innovative broadband connectivity solutions coming to market. In particular, Intelsat launched its next generation Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite platform in 2016. Intelsat 33e, the second EpicNG satellite, began to serve Africa in January 2017. As the largest provider of commercial satellite services to the African continent with twenty two satellites, Intelsat seeks to further bridge the digital divide by driving innovation across the satellite ecosystem and providing solutions that address complex communications challenges facing wireless infrastructure, banking and enterprise networks.
With over 16 million African households receiving direct-to-home services broadcast by Intelsat assets, and 25 state broadcasters on the continent using Intelsat to deliver programming, the company plans further expansion of its African media business, especially as the continent achieves its digital ambitions.