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AfricaCountry Focus

Unlocking mobile content in Africa, the Basebone imperative

MEF member Basebone is now 10 years old. The company has built a business on providing mobile entertainment and value-added services through paid subscription portals across 10 countries in four continents. Its focus is on high growth, mobile first regions. The model works. In South Africa alone the company has…
MEF
June 14, 2017
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News – June 12

What’s the news from the MEF community? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more… Iceland has become the first country in the world to give its citizens control of their own digital health data. The government…
MEF
June 12, 2017
News Roundup

Global mobile news round-up 9th June

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Apple launches P2P payments, mobile ad yield improves with location data, Facebook knows what you are doing in ad-breaks and much more. Engineers building the popular Snapchat app have recently added the PayPal software development kit (SDK)…
MEF
June 9, 2017
Africa

Free download – regional eBulletin: Africa edition – out now

As a mobile first region, the growth in Africa is relentless. Milestones like registering its billionth mobile subscriber; the systematic upgrading of mobile networks and the declining cost of smartphones continue to stimulate a dynamic pan African mobile ecosystem. MEF’s new African regional eBulletin highlights the key trends, challenges and…
MEF
June 8, 2017
News Roundup

Global mobile news round-up 2nd June

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Mary Meeker delivers her annual internet report, Android creator Andy Rubin launches his Essential Phone, M-Pesa grows its African footprint and much more.
MEF
June 2, 2017
Mobile Payments

Mobile payments in emerging markets: Beyond M-Pesa

New mobile payment systems in emerging markets are challenging traditional approaches to physical commerce. Here Amrish Kacker, lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Operator Strategy Consulting examines the mobile payment business models in developing and developed markets in an article which also appears in MEF's most recent free Mobile Money eBulletin.…
MEF
May 31, 2017
Mobile Payments

17 stats that explore the growth of mobile money

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…
MEF
May 23, 2017
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News – May 22

What’s the news from the MEF community? Here’s your weekly round up of all the latest announcements from MEF members including product launches, partnerships, research insights and more… Digital sports content company Perform has secured the rights to NFL matches in multiple countries outside the US. It will market live…
MEF
May 22, 2017
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