Areas of expertise: Middle East and Africa telecom 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 a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media and head of mobile research for the Middle East and Africa. He is responsible for ITM’s data and written research for the region, which includes detailed coverage of local markets. Matthew’s 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 Telecoms & Media in February 2007, as editor of Middle East and Africa Wireless Analyst newsletter. Matthew’s previous roles include that of commissioning editor at Financial Times Business and deputy editor at 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.
Matthew holds an honours degree in economics and masters degrees in global politics and journalism.