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Spoofing Trends and Tribulations: From AI to CLI and the Implications Beyond

| MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
In a recent MEF webinar, MEF Advisor Nick Millward was joined by Bradley Greer, VP of Data Solutions and Product at phone number intelligence data specialists netnumber, to discuss the challenges of spoofing and other fraud mechanisms and how these evolving trends are putting pressure on providers to meet ever-tightening…

Ferocious Fraud Growth Demands a New Method: Unveiling NIaaS

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In a recent webinar MEF’s Nicholas Rossman was joined by netnumber’s VP of Product Management Catalin Badea, and Bradley Greer, VP of Data Solutions & Product Marketing, to discuss new approaches to fighting telecommunications fraud, in particular the use of real-time, granular and normalized phone number intelligence data. Here are…

MEF Leadership Forum Nordics 2024 – in pictures

| Event Roundup, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Last week we returned to Stockholm for another MEF Leadership Forum Nordics, supported by Tele2, Xconnect, Netnumber, Messente and Infobip, where stakeholders from across Mobile in the Nordic region gathered to share knowledge and ideas. Business Messaging was the principal topic under the microscope and we showcased the latest developments…

MEF CONNECTS ID & Data – in pictures

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This week MEF was in back London for three days of MEF CONNECTS ID and Data – a unique gathering to discuss the latest developments in the fast moving world of digital identity and personal data management. In addition to the main full day conference there were social networking and…

Perspectives in mobile: Real Time Data & AI Will Boost Fraud Prevention

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The final episode of Managing Change in The Digital Era supported by netnumber, is finally here with the VP of Data Solutions and Product Marketing at netnumber, Bradley Greer. Emphasizes the power of data as an identifier in the digital world. He discusses the emerging trends in data solutions, the…

Perspectives in mobile: Parallel Universes – How 3D Can Change Your Business

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Management change and digitalization are probably the main challenge for business in our time. Transforming industries, markets and customer experience is the mission of Dassault Systems and its 3D Experience Platform. In a chat with Dassault Systemes EMEA Executive Vice President Olivier Ribet, we discovered how change can improve products,…

Perspectives in mobile: The Human Side of Digitalisation

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Listen to the latest episode of our Perspectives in Mobile podcast. In our continuing series; ‘Managing Change in the Digital Era’, sponsored by Netnumber, we look at how the mobile industry has learned to cope with new management styles, culture, technology and digitalisation. This week, Kamales Lardi, a strategic thinker…

Perspectives in mobile : Adapt to transform

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In this episode Greg Verdino, an expert on digital transformation, as a Principal Analyst & Founder of CognitivePath, discusses the challenges and opportunities businesses face in a rapidly changing world. He emphasizes the importance of adaptability and risk tolerance in navigating the future. Verdino also highlights the need for organizations…

5 minutes with… Pandas

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, the CEO of Pandas, Fanis Koutouvelis, introduces the Pandas trade-in platform and how the company helps MNOs and retailers create seamless buyback experiences.

Mobile Network Intelligence: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

| Digital Identity, Enterprise Communications, Interviews, MEFTV | No Comments
In this guest post, Adri Loloci, Senior Global Product Manager at Vodafone, discusses the issue of fraud in the mobile ecosystem and how Vodafone is combating the £600m problem using mobile network intelligence. Fraud is a constant threat and remains a barrier to progress in the telecoms sector, costing UK…

SMS Use Cases: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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In this guest post, Stephanie Lashley, Senior Director of Messaging Product Operations Management at Bandwidth Inc., takes a look at SMS messaging use cases and how to improve use case management. The original panel from the MEF Future of Mobile Summit and the MEF Global Forum in Barcelona 2024 -…

5 minutes with… LINK Mobility

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Chief Product Officer Pål Marius C. Brun introduces LINK Mobility Group. LINK Mobility is a leading global provider of mobile messaging and communication solutions. We specialize…

Balancing Customer Experience and Fraud Prevention in the Digital Age

| Guest blog, Personal Data | No Comments
In this guest post Divya Ghai Wakankar, MEF Board Member and VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at BICS, shares insights into the balancing act facing enterprises to provide the seamless, convenient experience they expect while protecting them from would-be fraudsters. In today’s highly competitive business landscape, customer experience (CX)…

The Brand’s Guide to 10DLC Business Texting

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
The messaging landscape is evolving rapidly, with 10-digit long codes (10DLC) emerging as a powerful tool for businesses to connect with customers in the United States. This comprehensive guide, sponsored by industry leaders like Aegis Mobile, Bandwidth, netnumber, Sinch, Syniverse, The Campaign Registry, and WMC Global, demystifies 10DLC and provides…

10th Annual Trust Study

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
The 10th annual MEF Global Consumer Trust Report reveals a concerning trend: data abstinence, the declining quantity and quality of shared information. Globally, 67% of users avoid sharing personal data, and only 12% are unconcerned about data control. This behavior is impacting social media platforms, as users become more passive…

Mobile Network Intelligence: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

| Digital Identity, Enterprise Communications, Interviews, MEFTV | No Comments
In this guest post, Adri Loloci, Senior Global Product Manager at Vodafone, discusses the issue of fraud in the mobile ecosystem and how Vodafone is combating the £600m problem using mobile network intelligence. Fraud is a constant threat and remains a barrier to progress in the telecoms sector, costing UK…

Need-to-know: 10 takeaways on PIX instant payments in Brazil

| Industry Views, MEF Global, MEF LatAm, Mobile Payments | No Comments
PIX is an instant payment ecosystem launched in Brazil October 2020 which in one year of use has managed to exceed 110m users. To understand more, we spoke to Valter Pinheiro, Head of PIX and Digital Cash at Itaú, one of Brazil’s biggest banks, to share his view on what’s…

New whitepaper: Business SMS, SIM Farms and the Data Protection Risk

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme was founded in 2015 to align best practices and sustain business messaging as a trusted channel for businesses to communicate with their customers. As new business communications channels evolve, SMS remains key thanks to its ubiquity. However, use of unauthorised routes such as SIM Farms…

New whitepaper: Combatting Fraud in Mobile Content

| DCB growth, Industry Views, Mobile Content | No Comments
Wherever there are digital transactions, there is the risk of fraud. Mobile content is no exception, with ever-evolving methods to defraud customers, mobile content providers, payment aggregators and MNOs. All stakeholders must be aware of the fraud types and their differing impacts in order to align on best practice, limit…

Covid-19 may reduce short term IoT revenues but will it create new opportunities?

| Industry Views, Internet of Things | No Comments
Before the virus had an impact globally, we were seeing growth in IoT of up to 20% per year. Enterprises could see the clear value of IoT applications and adoption was on the increase. There was significant market potential and a high degree of confidence that 25m global IoT connections…

The Brand’s Guide to 10DLC Business Texting

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
The messaging landscape is evolving rapidly, with 10-digit long codes (10DLC) emerging as a powerful tool for businesses to connect with customers in the United States. This comprehensive guide, sponsored by industry leaders like Aegis Mobile, Bandwidth, netnumber, Sinch, Syniverse, The Campaign Registry, and WMC Global, demystifies 10DLC and provides…

10th Annual Trust Study

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
The 10th annual MEF Global Consumer Trust Report reveals a concerning trend: data abstinence, the declining quantity and quality of shared information. Globally, 67% of users avoid sharing personal data, and only 12% are unconcerned about data control. This behavior is impacting social media platforms, as users become more passive…

Business Messaging Customer Survey 2024

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
Business messaging has steadily evolved from a series of individual channels siloed into specific use cases to a more interwoven solution where organisations increasingly look to offer communications platform as a service (CPaaS). At the same time, however, the P2P behaviour of consumers, and different demographic preferences for how organisations…

10th Annual Global Trust Study: Spotlight on India

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF’s 10th Annual Global Trust Study was carried out in January and February 2024. On behalf of MEF, On Device Research surveyed 9,750 smartphone users, 650 in each of 15 markets. This special report focuses on India, comparing its key findings to the global benchmark in areas such as user…

5 minutes with… Pandas

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, the CEO of Pandas, Fanis Koutouvelis, introduces the Pandas trade-in platform and how the company helps MNOs and retailers create seamless buyback experiences.

5 minutes with… LINK Mobility

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Chief Product Officer Pål Marius C. Brun introduces LINK Mobility Group. LINK Mobility is a leading global provider of mobile messaging and communication solutions. We specialize…

5 minutes with… BaseKit

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, CEO, Simon Best introduces BaseKit, and talks about how they fit into the mobile ecosystem, what he’s most excited about when looking at the future of…

5 minutes with… Adeo Telecom

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In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Founder & CEO Alex Lykhochas, introduces A2P SMS connectivity providers, Adeo Telecom. Adeo Telecom is a dynamic force where innovation converges with the realm of mobile…

Balancing Customer Experience and Fraud Prevention in the Digital Age

| Guest blog, Personal Data | No Comments
In this guest post Divya Ghai Wakankar, MEF Board Member and VP of Strategy and Corporate Development at BICS, shares insights into the balancing act facing enterprises to provide the seamless, convenient experience they expect while protecting them from would-be fraudsters. In today’s highly competitive business landscape, customer experience (CX)…

Why Generative AI is Essential for Effective Fraud Detection in CPaaS Telecom Networks

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n this guest post, Deshbandhu Bansal, COO of MEF Member Comviva, explores how the latest wave of generative Ai has become an essential tool in spotting and combatting fraud for CPaaS providers. In today’s hyper-connected world, there’s an excess of communication—too many messages, calls, and data packets zipping across networks.…

Exploiting the Cloud: How SMS Scammers are using Amazon, Google and IBM Cloud Services to Steal Customer Data

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Manoj Kumar is the Threat Intelligence Manager for the Threat Intelligence Unit Team within Enea‘s Network Security business. In this guest post he takes a deep dive into how scammers exploit cloud services to steal customers personal data using SMS. A number of criminal campaigns that exploit cloud storage services…

Brazilian AI Legislation looks to protect consumers’ rights

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The Brazilian legislative landscape is making significant strides in understanding and regulating Artificial Intelligence, recognizing its potential impacts on society. Here, Nathalia Santos, a specialist in technology and intellectual property at Pellon Advogados, shares an update on the key points. Recently, on April 24th, the legislative branch released a preliminary…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, July 12th

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include… Apple will allow developers access to its NFC technology avoiding an EU fine, Europol wants to drop privacy protections for mobile roaming Omnichannel Expectations Skyrocket: What Consumers Want from Store Associates and more…After four…
Sam Hill
July 12, 2024
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, wc July 8th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Independently evaluated by a panel of industry analysts, this award recognizes excellence in regional telecom services in Africa, positively impacting regional connectivity and communication, and approaching regional challenges.
Sam Hill
July 8, 2024
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, July 5th

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include… EC finds Meta ad model violates tech rules, Apple’s Phil Schiller is reportedly joining OpenAI’s board, Mobile Pay Startup Paym Growth Slowing Just As It Announces £300m Processed and more…The European Commission (EC) has…
Sam Hill
July 5, 2024
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, wc July 1st

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s premier telecommunications services provider, today announced purchase of spectrum in key circles. The telecom company said that it has acquired 97 MHz spectrum by winning back spectrum…
Sam Hill
July 1, 2024
5 minutes withInterviews

5 minutes with… Pandas

In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, the CEO of Pandas, Fanis Koutouvelis, introduces the Pandas trade-in platform and how the company helps MNOs and retailers create seamless buyback experiences.
Sam Hill
June 28, 2024
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, June 28th

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include… Apple to withhold AI features from Europe, Forget privacy, young internet users want to be tracked, Chinese smartphone maker Honor says AI’s power is ‘worthless’ without data privacy and more… Apple will delay the…
Sam Hill
June 28, 2024
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