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Matthew Reed

Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa at Ovum

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Areas of expertise: Middle East and Africa telecoms markets and trends including regional operator strategy and network and regulatory developments

“The growth prospects offered by the Middle East and Africa remain attractive, but the region is complex and varied and local understanding is necessary in order to take best advantage of its opportunities.”

Matthew Reed is the Practice Leader for Ovum’s Middle East and Africa regional research. He is responsible for the data and written research for the region, which includes detailed coverage of local markets. His research interests include operator strategy within the MEA region as well as network and regulatory developments.

Matthew is a regular speaker and chair at industry conferences in the region. He also regularly comments on industry developments for local and international media.

Matthew joined Informa in February 2007, as editor of the Middle East and Africa Wireless Analyst newsletter. His previous roles include that of commissioning editor at Financial Times Business and deputy editor at the Internet industry news site netimperative.com, as well as a stint as a freelance business writer and journalist, focusing on the telecom, media, and technology industries.