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SatCom Star 2010 Award for Intersat’s Founder-CEO Abdul Bakhrani
The prestigious Satcom Star Personality of the Year 2010 award went to Intersat’s CEO Abdul Bakhrani, for his commitment to advance and expand Satellite Internet access across Africa, at a recent awards ceremony in Johannesburg.
By: Tabitha Mutua
Terrapin, the organizers of the award in their statement mentioned: “This award has been given to the person whose role has advanced, and has expanded access to satellite communications in Africa. This individual promotes the use of innovative approaches.
In 2009, Bakhrani led Intersat Africa to signed contracts with several satellite companies to bring Internet access to Africa. Although Intersat is predominately a satellite company, this individual's foresight made Intersat the first East and Central Africa Company to supply capacity to the sub marine fibre optic cable that landed in Kenya in June 2009.
Over the last eight years, Intersat now operates from modern offices in Nairobi and Dubai and Bakhrani's vision of a fully connected Africa has come to fruition as Intersat Africa is now a commendable force to be reckoned with in Africa and Middle East.”
Reacting to his being honored with this award Abdul Bakhrani said “I am humbled and pleased to have received this honor of being named as the Satcom Star Personality of the year. It is a great recognition of the commitment and several years of unrelenting efforts which me and my team have spent in bridging the digital divide in Africa and elsewhere. We are proud of the fact that we have touched so many lives and helped several Multinational corporations, Large ISPs, Governmental & UN bodies, smaller startups and SOHO users in getting connected to a reliable and supportive Satellite environment. I have no hesitation in saying that this honor and recognition is for my entire team at Intersat Africa and I dedicate this award to my parents, my family, innumerous well-wishers and to Rural Africa”.
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Headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Dubai & London - Intersat Africa is one of Africa’s leading Satellite Services Provider, specializing in complete solution offerings from large Organizations to Small and Medium Enterprises. Led by its founder CEO, Intersat has won numerous awards for its innovation, service quality, management of customers & employees, technological superiority and longstanding alliances with its partners-in-