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The Mobile Ecosystem Forum is a global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem.  We work with our members to accelerate sustainable market growth that drives inclusion for all and delivers trusted services to enrich the lives of consumers worldwide.


We host 20+ events per annum across our Chapters in Asia, EMEA, North and Latin America. They provide a global and local platform for business partnering and knowledge sharing.


Market and sector data and reports to help your mobile strategy development. Our annual Global Consumer Survey studies the trends and behaviours of 15,000 mobile media users in 15 countries.


Collaborate with industry peers to advance solutions or overcome barriers to growth. Cross-sector Working Groups offer the ideal forum to share and learn.

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Winners of the 13th annual Meffys unveiled in London

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Last night, MEF announced the 2016 winners of its 13th annual Meffys international awards which measure commercial success and recognise innovation across the mobile ecosystem.

Entries from 30 countries were received across the nine award categories with outstanding examples of emerging technologies, apps, products and services in mobile across all sectors. Selected by an independent judging panel of 50+ international journalists, analysts & industry experts, the winners included enterprises, telcos, technology & service providers and start-ups showcasing the ever-evolving diversity of the mobile ecosystem.

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All hail text messaging, the people’s choice of media and pizza chefs

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Email, voice, fax, postcards. Mobile messaging has battered them all. Now, it’s even teaching Tim Green Spanish. To mark the publication of MEF’s Future of Messaging Guide, he celebrates the world’s favourite medium…

Buenos dias lectores. Como estan?

Yes, I am learning Spanish. And I am getting lots of help from my new friends Chef Roberto (the legendary pizza maker) and Renée the driver.

They are very patient with me, and happy to talk at my rudimentary level.

Oh, and I should add: they are not human. They are bots.


Meffys finalists 2016: Mobile Messaging

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The Meffys final, supported by Mozilla & BiP, is upon us, kicking off from 5.30pm tomorrow! (tickets available here, probably sold out by now!) We are taking a brief look at the finalists in the nine different categories.

The Mobile Messaging award, one of our new Global Initiative Categories, recognises the companies who are driving the future of messaging services, an area of key interest to MEF and its members. Whether it’s for authentication, customer engagement or marketing, and everything in between, this category showcases the best in mobile messaging.


5 minutes with… MMDSmart

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, VP of Business Development and Marketing Ira Cohen introduces MMDSmart.

When did MMDSmart launch and what growth have you seen?

We began operations eight years ago as a voice carrier and added messaging about three years ago. Not an easy market for a new player to penetrate, but our team came from the industry, and believed that if we provided good quality, flexibility in finding creative solutions and financial stability we would carve our niche.