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Senior Research Analyst, Africa Markets
Danson Njue is a Senior Research Analyst with Omdia. He works as part of the Middle East and Africa team, focusing on providing insights on telco and vendor strategies across Sub-Saharan Africa. His research includes operator network and digital strategies, disruptive technologies, and regulatory frameworks in sub-Saharan Africa.
Danson joined Omdia, formerly Ovum, in March 2011 as a Research Analyst. Before that, he was a wireless training engineer at Huawei Technologies Limited in Kenya and has also worked as a base station subsystem engineer at Safaricom PLC. Danson holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, specializing in telecommunications, a master’s degree in electrical and electronic systems, and an honors degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
Senior Manager, MEA Service Provider Markets
As part of Omdia’s Middle East and Africa team, Srushti oversees the creation of high-quality syndicated research deliverables and execution of successful consulting engagements in the region. She provides detailed analyses on individual countries and across many areas including mobile, broadband, digital media, regulations, as well as vendor and operator strategies.
Srushti has an extensive background experience in telecommunications having worked with top industry players such as HTC, Nokia, and Qualcomm. Her different roles have included being responsible for launching the first Android handset in the Middle East to delivering strategic insights for business planning and development on topics such as 3G, 4G, mobile handsets, portable devices, IoT, applications, and ecosystems, as well as business models of handset vendors in emerging markets.
At Omdia, Srushti aims to produce quality reports with valuable market intelligence and analyses to support the clients’ business needs. She holds a degree in engineering, majoring in electronics and telecommunications.
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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