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Matthew Reed

Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa

Country UAE

Experience 22+ years

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As Practice Leader, Matthew covers the telecoms and media sectors in the Middle East and Africa.

His research interests include operator and digital-media strategies in the MEA region. Matthew joined Informa in February 2007 as editor of the Middle East and Africa Wireless Analyst newsletter.

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  • MENA industry survey points to optimism about 5G

    Service Providers

    MENA industry survey points to optimism about 5G

    The telecoms industry is broadly optimistic about the prospects for 5G in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but also cognizant of the challenges, according to a new survey carried out by Omdia and its parent business Informa Tech.

  • Digital platforms are reshaping the MENA TV and video market

    Service Provider Markets

    Digital platforms are reshaping the MENA TV and video market

    The growing availability of broadband is driving change in the TV and video market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to discussions at the Video Exchange MENA 2019 conference in Dubai.

  • Advanced Middle East operators join 5G vanguard

    Service Provider Markets

    Advanced Middle East operators join 5G vanguard

    A wave of commercial 5G launches by operators in the advanced Gulf markets has put them among the first in the world to offer the new technology.

  • Saudi Arabia unveils 5G ambitions at MWC 2019

    Service Provider Markets

    Saudi Arabia unveils 5G ambitions at MWC 2019

    Announcing its 5G plans at a prominent global technology event such as MWC underlines the importance of technology to Saudi Arabia's broader efforts at economic diversification and development.

  • 5G in the Middle East and Africa

    Service Provider Technology, Service Provider Markets, Consu...

    5G in the Middle East and Africa

  • Middle East and Africa make early 5G moves

    Service Provider Markets

    Middle East and Africa make early 5G moves

    Some operators and markets in MEA are shaping up to be among the first in the world to launch commercial 5G services.

  • Ethiopia liberalization could unlock Africa's largest remaining growth market

    Service Provider Markets

    Ethiopia liberalization could unlock Africa's largest remaining growth market

    Ethiopia's government has previously rejected the idea of liberalizing the country's telecoms sector, but this month it unveiled a dramatic shift in policy.

  • Amazon and Microsoft target Middle East for cloud services and data centers

    Service Provider Markets

    Amazon and Microsoft target Middle East for cloud services and data centers

    Both Amazon and Microsoft have recently unveiled plans to expand their cloud-computing and data-center offerings in the Middle East, in moves that these global players say come in response to rising demand in the region.

  • Middle East 5G debut comes forward but business case remains hazy

    Service Provider Markets

    Middle East 5G debut comes forward but business case remains hazy

    The first 5G deployments in the Middle East are now scheduled to take place as soon as the end of 2018, but the applications and business cases for 5G in the region remain tentative, as revealed by speakers at the 5G MENA 2018 conference in Dubai.

  • Africa connectivity metrics and forecasts

    Service Provider Markets, Digital Consumer Insights, Forecas...

    Africa connectivity metrics and forecasts

    The Infographic below uses Ovum Forecaster data to explore Africa’s current connectivity situation and what this will look like in the future.    To be among the first to access the new Ovum Forecaster preview  Register here  

  • Africa Market Outlook: Digital services

    Digital Consumer Insights, World Cellular Information Servic...

    Africa Market Outlook: Digital services

    This report identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms sector and provides strategic recommendations for key players. This latest edition has been updated with 2Q16 market data and new forecasts to 2021.