Intelsat, the integrated satellite communications company has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the company, the expansion will enhance responsiveness to customers operating in the 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,” said Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat’s managing sales director for the East Africa region.
Intelsat launched its next generation Intelsat Epic High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform in 2016. Intelsat 33e, the second Epic satellite, began to serve Africa in January.
The company 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
The company also plans to offer Intelsat Institute training and certification programs for installation technicians and network design engineers in Nairobi.