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New Ways To Fight Brand Impersonation and Fraud in the U.S. Messaging Ecosystem

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In a recent webinar, Michael Becker, MEF Future of Messaging Adviser, was joined by Bradley Greer, Senior Director, Data Solutions & Partnerships at netnumber, to discuss brand impersonation and other forms of messaging fraud and how recently unveiled solutions can help members of the U.S. telecom ecosystem shore up their…

Making Trust Measurable: How a Confidence Index Holds the Key To Fraud Mitigation

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In a recent webinar Michael Power, MEF Future of Messaging Adviser is joined by Marco Lafrentz, VP of Business & Market Development at netnumber to explore ways to make trust in the mobile ecosystem more measurable, and why this should be a priority for the industry. Here Marco outlines his…

Building a collaborative IoT ecosystem to power the next wave of secure, intelligent applications

| Guest blog, Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The…

Enabling Non-Traditional Texting: A2P, SMS for Call Centers and Beyond

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MEF CEO Dario Betti is joined by Marco Lafrentz, VP of Business & Market Development at netnumber Global Data Services to discuss factors behind the rise in business messaging and strategies for meeting this growing business trend.Business outreach through text messaging is emerging as a preferred method for enhancing customer…

Perspectives – How AI changed content creation – with Marina Petrova, CEO Intentful

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Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast series Perspectives in Mobile. This week, host Riccardo Amati is joined by Marina Petrova, CEO of AI Specialists Intenful. They discuss the history of Intentful and look ahead to how AI and creativity are linked – are they mutually exclusive or…

Perspectives – Personal communication is the keystone of telecoms

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Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast series Perspectives in Mobile, as MEF Advisor and telecoms industry veteran Ian Germer speaks with MEF CEO Dario Betti. Together Dario and Ian explore the history and evolution of telecoms and communication services and how the mobile ecosystem has come to…

On Message – Collaboration really is King!

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Join James Williams, the Director of Programmes at the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, as he cuts through the noise and gets straight to the heart of the matter in the latest episode of On Message. With this new series of podcasts James promises to stay “on message” – join him as…

MEFCast – Using Phone Numbers to Stop Fraud

| Personal Data, Podcasts | No Comments
At MEF CONNECTS Nordics, we discussed the increasing use of mobile phone numbers for personal and security purposes. However, this has also made phone numbers a target for fraud. Learn more with host James Williams, along with Catalin Badea and Roberto Peretto from netnumber Global Data Services.

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…

5 minutes with… Dexatel

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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, Azat Eloyan, Chief Marketing Officer introduces CPaaS communications solutions provider, Dexatel. Dexatel is a leading provider of business messaging and CPaaS communications, offering businesses as well…

5 minutes with… Lleida.net

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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 Eduard Salla Simó, Chief UX & Marketing Officer, introduces electronic communications service provider & telco operator Lleida.net. Okay, First things first. How to pronounce Lleida.net. Lleida.nɛt…

5 minutes with… Intentful

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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 & Co-Founder Marina Petrova, introduces brand AI specialists Intenful. Intentful is an AI-first company. We add AI and data to content-related workflows to achieve unprecedented…

Building AI Into the Telco of the Future

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
It’s fair to say AI has set the world alight with excitement as imagination’s run wild with endless possibilities of uses and products. No longer a technology that is just over the horizon, it’s here now and developing every day at an exponential rate. Ironically, with so much possibility, it…

Whitepaper: Safeguarding The Long-term Future Of International SMS

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
A storm is brewing in the world of international SMS, putting its future at risk. Two key threats are driving this: skyrocketing costs claimed by enterprises and "fake traffic" fraud used to inflate those costs. This is leading major brands to abandon SMS for authentication messages, like one-time passwords, and…

Building a collaborative IoT ecosystem to power the next wave of secure, intelligent applications

| Guest blog, Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The…

MEF Connectivity Yearbook 2023

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
Half a century ago, the mobile industry connected two people for the first time. Today, the total number of connections is closing in on 11 billion. What does this tell us? First, it reflects the universal human desire to communicate (and pay to do so). Second, from the telco point…

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

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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?

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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…

Building AI Into the Telco of the Future

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
It’s fair to say AI has set the world alight with excitement as imagination’s run wild with endless possibilities of uses and products. No longer a technology that is just over the horizon, it’s here now and developing every day at an exponential rate. Ironically, with so much possibility, it…

Whitepaper: Safeguarding The Long-term Future Of International SMS

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
A storm is brewing in the world of international SMS, putting its future at risk. Two key threats are driving this: skyrocketing costs claimed by enterprises and "fake traffic" fraud used to inflate those costs. This is leading major brands to abandon SMS for authentication messages, like one-time passwords, and…

The importance of being able to select and control edge locations for mobile IoT data

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Today’s breakout solutions don’t offer the granular control over how and where remote IoT application traffic is routed. Routing this valuable data to the home network introduces delays, exposes traffic to security threats – and cannot be directly controlled by IoT service providers .How can a software-defined distributed edge network…

Building a collaborative IoT ecosystem to power the next wave of secure, intelligent applications

| Guest blog, Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The…

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…

5 minutes with… Dexatel

| 5 minutes with, Interviews | No Comments
In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Azat Eloyan, Chief Marketing Officer introduces CPaaS communications solutions provider, Dexatel. Dexatel is a leading provider of business messaging and CPaaS communications, offering businesses as well…

5 minutes with… Lleida.net

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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 Eduard Salla Simó, Chief UX & Marketing Officer, introduces electronic communications service provider & telco operator Lleida.net. Okay, First things first. How to pronounce Lleida.net. Lleida.nɛt…

5 minutes with… Intentful

| 5 minutes with, Interviews | No Comments
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 & Co-Founder Marina Petrova, introduces brand AI specialists Intenful. Intentful is an AI-first company. We add AI and data to content-related workflows to achieve unprecedented…

The importance of being able to select and control edge locations for mobile IoT data

| Guest blog, Internet of Things | No Comments
Today’s breakout solutions don’t offer the granular control over how and where remote IoT application traffic is routed. Routing this valuable data to the home network introduces delays, exposes traffic to security threats – and cannot be directly controlled by IoT service providers .How can a software-defined distributed edge network…

Building a collaborative IoT ecosystem to power the next wave of secure, intelligent applications

| Guest blog, Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The…

How Telcos Can Tap into AI-Powered CPaaS to Win the Digital Race

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In this guest post, Deshbandhu Bansal, COO of MEF Member Comviva, shares his thoughts on how telcos can utilise emerging trends in AI with their CPaaS offering, allowing them to enhance and enrich their interactions with customers. Amidst a digital reinvention of the global economy, telecom is shaping up the…

Openmind Networks Turns 20!

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MEF Member Openmind Networks is turning 20 ad to celebrate, in this guest post, Marketing Manager James Connor shares an overview of their history and what comes next for the Dublin-based, global network. In 2003, four co-founders created Openmind Networks to bring low cost hardware infrastructure to the billion-dollar messaging…
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, February 19th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…Investigation into Artificial Inflation of Traffic (AIT) confirms 4.8% of global messaging traffic is fraudulent, putting strain on the widely used application-to-person (A2P) messaging ecosystem. A new report co-authored by Enea and…
Sam Hill
February 19, 2024
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, February 16th

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include… European Commission open to allowing cross-border telecom mergers, Apple wins EU rule exemption for iMessage, Meta Offers Advertisers Escape From Apple’s 30% Service Charge and much more…The European Commission has shifted its stance on…
Sam Hill
February 16, 2024
Connectivity

Can we trust GenAI in telecoms?

Monica Paolini, Founder & Principal at wireless tech consultancy specialists Senza Fili discusses generative AI (GenAI) in telecoms, defining what the term is actually referring to, what it is not, and setting realistic expectations as to what it can actually deliver, and how the telecoms sector can use it while…
Sam Hill
February 15, 2024
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, February 12th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…The Internet of Things (IoT) market is developing rapidly, with new solutions rolling out across the globe daily. Each with the potential to improve our lives and make our world more efficient.…
Sam Hill
February 12, 2024
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, February 9th

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include... US FCC makes AI-generated robocalls illegal,  Meta Platforms targets AI content transparency,  AI In Your Pocket and much more...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US has officially prohibited the use of AI-generated voices…
Sam Hill
February 9, 2024
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, February 5th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Vibes, the most trusted Tier 1 messaging aggregator in North America, announced today that its Vibes Connect aggregation solution is now being successfully used by businesses who send a high volume…
Sam Hill
February 5, 2024
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Digest, February 2nd

We take a weekly look at mobile and tech stories from around the world. Headlines include… FCC to declare AI-generated voices in robocalls illegal under existing law, Apple Vision Pro: Here’s everything you need to know, Verizon switches to Google’s flavor of RCS. That’s a good thing, here’s why… and…
Sam Hill
February 2, 2024
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