The WhatsApp nation

By | Featured Post, MEF LatAm

Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm Board Member and partner at Focaccia, Amaral, Salvia, Pellon & Lamonica, here explores the ongoing issues surrounding the repeated blocking of hugely popular Whatsapp across Brazil, and the knock on effects this has had across the region and the mobile app ecosystem.

Almost a month since the 2nd wholesale blockage of WhatsApp in Brazil, Brazilians are starting to appreciate that WhatsApp has become nothing but essential.

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MEF Connects Brazil in pictures

By | Featured Post, MEF LatAm

MEF recently hosted its largest LatAm event to date: MEF Connects Brazil, held during Tela Viva Móvel, supported by Movile and Digital Virgo.

Over 130 senior executives from 60 companies representing the mobile ecosystem in Latin America got together for the business networking event.

We partnered with Tela Viva Móvel, the most relevant conference in Brazil for the mobile sector.

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The Brazilian miracle of the multiplication of SIM cards is over

By | Featured Post, MEF LatAm, Opinion
Brazil loves mobile. The roll out of 4G networks and the increased adoption of smartphones are gathering pace in a country which in this Olympic year, is keen to show its maturity on the world stage. Here Fernando Paiva, Brazilian mobile industry journalist and editor of the daily news website Mobile Time discusses how mobile 'caught fire' in Brazil and the opportunities for the VAS sector. For six years, Brazil lived the miracle of...
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Mobile money in Mexico [infographic]

By | Featured Post, Infographic, MEF LatAm

Globally, mobile financial services are becoming the preferred way for consumers to perform an array of financial services or simply interact with their bank. This trend is particularly true of growth markets where mobile is the catalyst for financial inclusion.

This infographic from Amdocs and Ovum explores how and to what extent, different consumers in three LatAm countries (Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia) use mobile financial services.

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Mobile privacy and data protection in Brazil

By | Featured Post, MEF LatAm, Privacy, Regulation

Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Focaccia, Amaral e Salvia Advogados, here explores the latest developments in the arena of digital privacy in Brazil, taking an in-depth look at the sweeping legal and regulatory changes coming into force as 180 million internet users become increasingly aware of the value of their personal data and those who might seek to exploit it.

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MEF Connects Futurecom in pictures

By | Featured Post, MEF LatAm

Last week our LATAM team hosted the first ever MEF Connects Futurecom, in São Paulo, the largest ICT event in LatAm.

Supported by Infobip, MEF Connects Futurecom brought together 100 MEF members and industry executives from across the region at the Hotel Transamerica at the end of a show-day. Members and guests also got to meet MEF’s newest team member, LatAm General Manager, Gabriela Fernandes. Check out the event photos below.

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