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MEF Member news round-up, October 15th

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Norwegian company Vipps has entered into a strategic agreement with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to provide a secure digital turnkey solution for QR and NFC proximity payment as well as e-commerce.

The new solution aims to provide secure payment services to retailers, private label issuers and domestic schemes across the world. Customers will benefit from an end-to-end secure cloud service compliant with every digital wallet available in the market.

Global mobile news round-up, 12th October

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for mobile payment theft in China, everything Google announced at its October 9 event, Facebook’s launch of Portal stymied by trust issues and much more.

Users of two major mobile payment services in China — Alipay and WeChat Pay — have reported unauthorized Apple App Store spending in recent days, with some losing nearly $300 through fraudulent transactions.

eSIM smartphones will disrupt the mobile industry

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Telecoms analyst and consultant Angel Dobardziev of WhiteBridge Insight discusses the inclusion of eSIMs as standard in Apple’s new phones, and why this marks a significant moment for both consumers and MNOs and how they will interact in the future.

Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max models will have dual SIM functionality, including an eSIM. At first sight, this may not seem like much: dual SIM smartphones have been around for a while.

WhiteBridge thinks the actual inclusion of the eSIM in the iPhones is a very significant move for the industry, great news for consumers, but also a mixed blessing for carriers.

Interview: FICO, SMS and combating fraud

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MEF speaks to Director of Product Management at FICO Adam Barrett about why the company has joined MEF’s Trust in Enterprise Messaging programme and what they are doing to combat fraud in messaging.

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