Industry ViewsVAS

Industry Views: A2P SMS & the blockchain startups

A new breed of fintech startups with an innovative business model are attempting to take advantage of customer’s unused, ‘limitless’ text message contracts, leveraging them as an integral part of blockchain ventures, allowing users to essentially resell messages that would be wasted. From one perspective, such services make use of…
Sam Hill
February 6, 2018
Mobile PaymentsVAS

Mobile money and interoperability in growth markets (part 1)

Mobile money is a widespread business today available in two-thirds of low-and-middle-income countries. By the end of December 2016, 277 mobile money services were operating in 92 countries. However, a majority of these mobile money operators provide closed loop services, which restricts the scope of digital transactions between users registered…
May 8, 2017

Why the time has come for sponsored mobile data

The world's smartphone users don't want bits and bytes, says Syntonic CEO Gary Greenbaum. They want music, video and games. He talked to MEF Minute about this changing consumer mindset and Syntonic's sponsored content models. We live in an era of exploding demand for streaming video, on-demand music and connected…
Tim Green
February 16, 2017

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