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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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Global mobile news round-up 26th May

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

This week.. Microsoft adds mobile streaming to re-branded Twitch competitor, China mobile chief warns unlimited data plans unhealthy for industry,Mobile fraud is a blind-spot for eCommerce merchants, Korea rank #1 in mobile finance and much more.

Microsoft on Thursday is announcing a new name for Beam, the live streaming app that it acquired last year. Mixer, as it will be called now, is getting features that are available from other apps people use to stream games and other content.


Executive Insights Series: Dirk Jungnickel, SVP Business Analytics, DU

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In the latest Executive Insights video, supported by Mahindra Comviva, we examine how operators can unlock the goldmine of customer data. Here, MEF talks to Dirk Jungnickel, SVP of business analytics at du, about using data insights to reduce churn, create targeted offers and improve network performance.

For three decades operators enjoyed fantastic organic growth. At first, people simply wanted phones to make calls. Then they graduated to smartphones with data connections so they could browse the web, look at maps, listen to music.


The news follows this message…

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Can you have a conversation with the news? Digital newspaper Quartz thinks so. Its app dispenses with the usual menus and lists. Instead, it lets readers browse the day’s headlines in a chat interface. Zach Seward, Quartz’s senior VP or product and executive editor, talked to MEF Minute features editor, Tim Green, about the thinking behind a left-field idea for MEF’s free Future of Messaging Guide.

It’s a truism in tech that when a medium embraces innovation, it takes a while for old norms to disappear. It’s why the first movies looked like filmed stage plays and mobile phones had qwerty keyboards.


17 stats that explore the growth of mobile money

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Since MEF’s last Mobile Money eBulletin mobile proximity payments have taken a big step forward, in particular in China where Alipay and WeChat are becoming a popular option for in-store payments.

Elsewhere carrier billing is now a common-place channel for the purchase of digital goods and services as integration into app stores and other digital content markets rolls-out. The P2P transfer of money between mobile devices is also so well established in some growth markets that more money changes hands via mobile than any other way, including cash.