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Network Closures

35 MNOs so far sunset both 2G & 3G networks By the end of last year, approximately 35 mobile network operators around the world had sunset both their 2G and 3G networks, according to the latest research from MEF. In tota,l 129 3G networks have so far been shut in…
Myra Bachtiar
February 13, 2024

Ts & Cs

68% of Us Don't Read Ts & Cs That Control The Use of Our Personal Information Less than one-third of smartphone users pay close attention to the terms and conditions of privacy polices governing the use of our personal information when signing up for mobile apps and services. The situation…
Myra Bachtiar
February 2, 2024

Payments

Mobile payments are Trusted More in Developed Economies - Except Canada! Concerns about things going wrong while making payments on our smartphones are generally higher in developing and mobile-first economies than in more-developed economies, according to MEF survey data from 13 markets. However, there was an interesting outlier in each…
Myra Bachtiar
February 2, 2024

The Importance of regulation

Most people think regulation is needed to protect us from harmful and misleading content Most people still believe that regulation is an important tool to protect us from harmful or misleading online content and practices. According to the latest global survey data from MEF, the regulation of misleading advertising was…
John Beshara
November 7, 2023

Only 18% of people feel protected online

Only 18% of people feel protected online Over 80% of people don't believe their online identity is suitable protected and, according to the latest survey data from MEF, the vast majority don't take action because they either lack the knowledge about the availability of various tools and services, feel it…
John Beshara
November 7, 2023

Security perceptions of behaviour on mobile

Social media posts and internet downloads are the least secure mobile practices Almost one third of people who share their personal data on social media do not believe it is secure, according to the latest survey data from MEF. Downloading content from the internet wasn't trusted by almost a quarter…
John Beshara
November 7, 2023
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