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Executive Insights Series: James Lasbrey, Global Head of Messaging, Telefonica

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What is ‘messaging as a service’? Will bots change consumer service forever? When will SMS 2.0 arrive? In the latest Executive Insights video supported by Mahindra Comviva, MEF discusses the future of messaging to James Lasbrey, global head of messaging at Telefonica.

It’s quite convenient to think of Facebook as the enemy of operator messaging. After all, Facebook Messenger has evaporated consumer text traffic in many markets.
Convenient, yes. But also wrong.

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Executive Insights Series: Glyn Povah, Telefónica

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In the latest Executive Insights video, supported by Mahindra Comviva, MEF talks to Glyn Povah, founder and director of global product development for Smart Digits at Telefónica. He explains why Telefonica started an new business unit to explore data insights.

In the north of England, they have an expression: ‘where’s there’s muck, there’s brass’. It means you can always turn trash (muck) into money (brass).

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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.

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Executive Insights Series: Manny Teixeira, MTN

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In the latest instalment of MEF’s video series supported by Mahindra Comviva, we look at how operators in developing markets are managing the transition to new value added services. Manny Teixeira, group head of digital media and services at MTN, talks to us about the next phase…

Africa has begun its transition away from the feature phone to the smartphone.

According Analysys Mason’s Middle East and Africa regional research programme, the region’s smartphone sales will grow at a CAGR of 10.8 per cent between 2015 and 2020, from 63 million units to 105 million units. Smartphones will account for 62.4 per cent of all handset sales in the SSA region in 2020.

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Executive Insights Series: Deon Liebenberg, Vodacom South Africa

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In the latest Executive Insight video supported by Mahindra Comviva, we look at the transformative potential of the Internet of Things in developing economies. Here, MEF talks to Deon Liebenberg, managing executive for the IoT at Vodacom.

He explains what’s need to make the market flourish, and how South Africa is leading the space.
Could the epidemic of car theft in South Africa be the unlikely catalyst for one of the world’s most advanced IoT markets?

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Executive Insights Series: Christian de Faria, Airtel Africa

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In the latest Executive Insight video supported by Mahindra Comviva, MEF talks to Christian de Faria, Executive Chairman of AIRTEL Africa, about driving digital transformation in developing markets.

In 2016, it became possible for any mobile money user In Tanzania to send money to any other user, regardless of operator. So, in other words, and Airtel Money customer could transact instantly on mobile with a customer of Vodacom, Tigo or Zantel.

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Executive Insights Series: Adia Sowho, Etisalat Nigeria

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In the latest Executive Insight video supported by Mahindra Comviva, we look at the evolution of the mobile money space in Africa. Here, MEF talks to Adia Sowho, director of digital business at Etisalat Nigeria, about the challenges and opportunities for the market in Nigeria.

In the banking world, there is much talk about inclusion. Banks and card schemes frequently discuss the challenge of bringing billions of unbanked people into the world of traditional financial services.
There’s no similar conversation in mobile. There’s no need. Virtually everyone is already included.

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Executive Insights Video Series: Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange, Middle East & Africa

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What are the fundamental issues facing the world’s mobile operators? In the first of an exclusive new video series supported by Mahindra Comviva, MEF talked to Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East & Africa, about digital transformation…

Are mobile operators the new ‘over the top’ players? It’s an interesting question. Everyone knows that the original ‘OTTs’ – Facebook, Google, Amazon and others – have rushed to compete with operators in messaging, content and more.

But when Orange recently declared its intention to bring societal renewal to Africa by investing in health, education and even electricity generation, isn’t this going ‘over the top’ too?

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5 minutes with… Veoo

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Our tagline is ‘all things mobile,’ and as a global mobile consultancy and leading provider of mobile messaging solutions, we provide a one-stop shop for our customers around the world who are looking to implement mobile strategies. With a host of mobile services on offer, such as mobile marketing, two factor authentication, SMS notifications and our groundbreaking new Mobile Wallet solution (launched just last week), we are pushing new boundaries and challenging the status quo in the mobile industry.

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