Intelsat targets East Africa with new Kenya office

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat has opened a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a bid to up its support for the telecoms and media sectors in East Africa.

The satellite operator said the office will enhance its responsiveness to customers, 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.”

The move comes after 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.