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Next week is Messaging & SMS World 2017 in London where MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme will be hosting expert sessions providing guidance on how businesses can transition to the next phase of enterprise messaging.

The event also see the return of the Messaging and SMS World Awards, bringing together leading names from across the mobile ecosystem to celebrate innovation, best customer solutions and excellence in the global messaging marketplace while recognising global achievements and success over the last 12 months.

The shortlist of finalists was recently announced and can be found below.

Best SMS/A2P Provider


  • Vodafone Carrier Services
  • Airtel
  • Deutsche Telekom


  • Clickatel
  • Route Mobile

Latin America

  • C3ntro Telecom
  • Movile

Best SMS Provider In Specific Enterprise Segments

Customer Service

  • Mgage India
  • Infinite Convergence
  • Yuboto


  • C3ntro Telecom
  • Mgage India
  • Yuboto

Market Innovation

Best SMS Innovation – Enterprise Solution

  • Sparkle
  • Lleida.Net
  • C3ntro Telecom

OpenMarket picks up the 2016 Best Strategic Partnership award – photo credit: Twitter

iProov CEO & MEF Global Chair Andrew Bud collects the 2016 Lifetime Acheivement Award – photo credit: Twitter

Special Recognition

Best Product / Service

Best Strategic Partnership

  • Tata Communications
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Soprano Design

Best SMS Enterprise Product

  • Mgage India
  • Mahindra Comviva
  • Soprano Design

Best SMS Security Product

  • Airtel
  • Infobip


  • Mgage India
  • Movile
  • Yuboto

Good luck to all the shortlisted finalists!

MEF Workshop: How to transition to the next era of enterprise messaging

The MEF workshop will be held on Tuesday 28th November from 3:30pm -5:00pm and will explore how businesses can maintain a strong foothold on the messaging status quo, whilst transitioning in parallel towards the next era of enterprise messaging.

Expert speakers include Rob Malcolm, VP Marketing & Online Sales for CLX Communications, Giovanni Benini, Senior Director, Product Management at Openmarket, Ian Germer, Director of Communication Services at Orange, Virginie Debris, VP Global Product Management at SAP Digital Interconnect and Daniele Mensi, GM International & VP Growth at Ubiquity.

The sessions will tackle the key questions facing different stakeholders across the industry and how they are preparing for change:

  • What are businesses demanding from enterprise messaging players?
  • How can you stay competitive in enterprise messaging delivery – today and tomorrow?
  • And how can you stay ahead of the game and not be disrupted?

MEF Members receive a 25% discount off conference passes to Messaging & SMS World – visit the event page to find out more.