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Executive Insights Series: Rob Malcolm, VP of Marketing and Online Sales, CLX Communications

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Think A2P is big business now? Wait until consumers start having free-flowing chat sessions with intelligent robot agents. The numbers will be eye-watering. So says, CLX’s Rob Malcolm. But it won’t happen overnight…

It’s possible to break down the history of mobile messaging into four eras. In the first one, when SMS was launched, telecoms engineers used the channel to speak to fellow engineers. Later, users started to message each other. Then came A2P messaging, with businesses sending texts to customers.

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Executive Insights Series: Virginie Debris, VP of Global Product Management, SAP Digital Interconnect

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Enterprise messaging is at a crossroads. Consumers are ready for more engagement, but they want it across many more channels than just SMS. Virginie Debris, VP of global product management at SAP Digital Interconnect, explains why she thinks this is a huge opportunity for the market.

After over a decade of growth, A2P messaging is now ready for its second life. And the key to this next stage? Conversation.

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Executive Insights: Carrier Billing Global Outlook & Opportunities – Grahame Riddell, Microsoft

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Microsoft is creating a single ‘store experience’ for all of its devices. It’s giving developers the option to write once for any device from tablet to 88 inch Surface Hub – and it believes direct carrier billing will be key to monetising this content post-sale. In a third exclusive DCB video supported by Bango, Grahame Riddell, Microsoft’s Director of Carrier Billing, explains why.

There’s a received wisdom that direct carrier billing is for spontaneous digital purchases only. Or for low-ticket items where a friction-free purchase really counts.

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Meet the new enterprise comms giant: Kaleyra

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In 2016, Ubiquity and Solutions Infini merged to become one of the world’s largest enterprise communications providers. Now, they have re-branded as Kaleyra. The companies’ CEOs Dario Calogero and Aniketh Jain talked to MEF about their ambitious project.

Nine years ago, a Bangalore-based start up Solutions Infini won its first deal. It started to send SMS notifications to the customers of a local lighting company.

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How TurnUp Music is upturning South Africa’s music scene…

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Streaming music is taking over the world. But not in developing markets, where data is pricey and handsets are basic. As a result, piracy reigns. Here, Thabiet Allie explains why he built a legal alternative: TurnUp Music…

Piracy is annihilating Africa’s vibrant music scene, as it has the rest of the world. But whereas mature market users are learning to embrace services like Spotify and Deezer, Africa needs a different kind of remedy.

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MEF Members at Messaging & SMS World: DIMOCO Messaging

By | Executive Interview, MEFTV, mobile messaging

MEFTV speaks to Mathias Höllerl MD at MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme participant DIMOCO Messaging during the recent Messaging & SMS World in London where he discussed the future of A2P SMS and how he sees the space evolve in the near future.

“We’ve seen the market consolidating so the pressure on that is getting bigger and bigger, but if you find a niche in some special industries or markets, there is huge potential in existing territories – SMS is still a key driver.. for sure its a commodity. “

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MEF Members at Messaging & SMS World: Ubiquity

By | Executive Interview, MEFTV, Messaging

MEFTV spoke with Daniele Mensi, CEO & VP Growth of MEF Member and Future of Messaging Programme participant Ubiquity, during the recent Messaging & SMS World in London.

Here he outlines how A2P SMS is moving from a customer to user-centric vision, and discusses how players like Ubiquity should drive change for enterprises and SMEs to be confident in being more multi-channel driven, as consumer demand will continue to grow in the coming years.

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MEF Member interview – Telecoming

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Ten years ago, at the height of the financial crisis, Telecoming launched in Spain. It might have seemed a terrible time to start a a mobile billing company, but today Telecoming is flourishing all over the world. MEF spoke to the company’s COO Roberto Monge.

In October 2017, Telecoming closed a new content deal with Axiata Digital in Malaysia. The Spanish firm signed on to power multi-device mobile billing services for Axiata’s four million subscribers. It says it expects to invest $4m investment in the region over the next two years.

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