This January 2023 MEA News Digest article covers major events in the region with a focus on 5G deployment, mergers & acquisitions, vendor-telco partnerships, and infrastructure development for rural connectivity.
The Analyst Team
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 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.
Chief Analyst, Service Provider Markets
Matthew’s research and analysis covers global trends in service provider markets.
Previously, Matthew specialized in researching regional telecoms markets in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He joined Informa, now Omdia, in 2007.
5G in the Middle East & Africa
Report / 23 Sep 2022 / Matthew Reed
This report assesses the 5G market in the Middle East & Africa. It includes five-year forecasts and recommendations for service providers and vendors.
Service Provider Regional Outlook: Africa – 2022
Report / 04 Aug 2022 / Danson Njue
This regional outlook report reviews the state of the telecom market in Africa and provides an outlook over the next five years.
2022 Trends To Watch: Middle East & Africa
Report / 10 Dec 2021 / Srushti Ghisad
This report contains key trends for the Middle East Africa service provider market in 2022, covering 5G monetization, growth opportunities in broadband with FWA, the evolution of MFS, and the emergence of Green ICT products and services.
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