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Brian Jakins
Regional Vice President at Intelsat, Africa


Brian Jakins leads Intelsat’s sales activities in Africa, overseeing a sales and engineering team with offices in Sandton, South Africa, Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Jakins supports the growth of Intelsat’s broadband, mobility and media customers in the region and is also responsible for the design and implementation of the company’s sales strategy and business development across the continent.
Mr. Jakins has more than two decades of experience in the technology sector, including services to enterprises and mobile operators. Prior to joining Intelsat, he served as the Vice President of Sales and Services Africa at Aviat Networks, a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions. Before that, Mr. Jakins held senior sales management positions of increasing responsibility at companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens Telecommunications and Wireless Data Services South Africa.
Mr. Jakins holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, U.K.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for more than 50 years. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, with Intelsat, envision your future network, connect using our leading satellite technology and transform your opportunities. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat. For more information, visit

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: 5G killer applications in Africa