Opinion piece based on recent discussions with stakeholders about the state of OTT regulation in Africa, where regulators seem overwhelmed, and often powerless as the most popular OTT providers are global corporations.
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Senior Analyst, Africa Markets
Thecla analyzes telecom, media, and technology trends as part of the Middle East and Africa team. She researches regional operator strategies, network deployments, and regulatory development. Specific areas of her research include broadband technology deployments (4G, 5G, FTTx), smartphones, OTT, and mobile financial services.
Thecla joined Omdia in 2003 as a telecom researcher and has over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She is a regular speaker and chair at industry conferences and comments on industry developments for regional and international media. Previously, Thecla worked for global telecom carrier Vectone in London.
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