Ismail Patel is a Research Analyst with Ovum. He is part of the MEA team and focuses on GCC markets and its neighbors, analyzing fixed, mobile and content developments there. As a fluent Arabic speaker, Ismail uses his language experience to track performance, examine strategic developments and analyze ongoing regulatory issues in MENA. His work is used to forecast the next moves in this rapidly-growing region. His country updates are published regularly in Informa’s Middle East and Africa Intelligence Centre, and he gathers operator and technology data that is published on Informa’s leading databases including WTFB, WBIS and WCIS.