Leading African mobile network operator, Gateway Communications continued its expansion in the MENA region by establishing an office in Beirut.
The move is in response to the increasing traffic into and out of the MENA region, and demand for connectivity within the region from Gateway’s existing customer base. The MENA market has seen rapid privatisation in the last five years resulting in fierce competition to gain the largest market share in the region.
“Expanding our reach into the Middle East is an important step in our mission to connect Africa to the rest of the world, and helps us to fulfil our objective of strengthening our offering in North Africa,” commented Mike Van den Bergh, CEO of Gateway Communications.
Gateway Communications has already established relationships with many leading operators in the MENA region in Morocco, Qatar, Sudan, UAE and Egypt. In addition to being the largest satellite provider to Africa, Gateway Communications also offers the advantage of a strong pan-African footprint with on-the-ground local expertise throughout the continent.
“The location of our presence in Beirut ensures we are geographically close to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, allowing us to work with operators who are looking for high quality inbound and outbound communications services in the region and across the continent,” added Van den Bergh.