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eSIM poised to transform consumer and IoT connectivity

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Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, is joined by Steffen Sorrell, Chief of Research at Kaleido Intelligence, to discuss their latest report – eSIM Market Outlook, investigating how eSIM is opening up new opportunities for and presenting challenges to enterprises and service providers. The traditional SIM has been based on…

MEF Board Mobile Predictions 2021

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Every year we ask MEF’s Global Board to share their insights into what will be the big trends and changes for the mobile ecosystem in the year ahead. Watch the discussion in full below and here Dario Betti, MEF CEO, shares his highlights from the debate. 2021 will be a…

MEF Connects On Demand: Messaging for Retail & e-Commerce

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Content | No Comments
MEF Connects Rich Communications sessions are all available to watch on demand now – Rich messaging powers the digital transformation of brick-and-mortar retailers. “Bricks to Clicks”, “Retail to E-tail” via ecommerce and mobile messaging – here, our expert panel discuss how web, mobile and chatbots can breathe new life into…

Smoothing the path for brands and consumers in the digital world

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MEF Programme Director James Williams assembled a panel of experts last month to discuss the new challenges facing brands and consumers in the context of the ongoing global pandemic. As e-commerce and digitalisation are by necessity on the rapid rise, how is the industry tackling the challenges of creating a…

Blockchain podcast: Demystifying DeFi – Decentralized finance

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This week; Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor on & Dario Betti Blockchains discuss the impact of an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks, and instead utilizes blockchains and smart contracts. DeFi has the potential to disrupt the world's financial…

Libra: Simpler, nimbler, authorised – a new Blockchain chapter for Facebook

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MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Daniele  Mensi's regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week; an update on Facebook's Libra. A new strategy update for Facebook's sponsored consortium for blockchain payments. Facebook has announced it will…

Will Paypal bring bitcoin payments to the masses?

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MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with Dario Betti and Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week – Paypal has announced support for the blockchain cryptocurrency – will this have an impact on people, and then on the online and…

Blockchain Podcast: EU Blockchain Sandbox – all play no gain?

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In this latest instalment of the regular MEF podcast on the world of Blockchain in telco, MEF CEO Dario Betti and blockchain expert Daniele Mensi talk about the European Commission (EC) announcement for a new blockchain "regulatory sandbox"; a 30-country pan-European initiative expected to be in place by 2022. Daniele…

5 minutes with… LANCK 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, CEO Alexey Yanson introduces LANCK Telecom. LANCK Telecom is an international B2B communications provider, offering customers worldwide connectivity and innovative solutions for voice communication, business messaging…

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

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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 Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

Scratch me I’m an engineer – a chat with Andrew Bud CBE FREng

| Digital Identity, Fireside Chat, Personal Data | No Comments
Andrew Bud is known as a successful entrepreneur in messaging, payments, and identity verification – and we should add as chair of MEF. However, he says he is an engineer at heart. If you are considering how to approach your career or interested to emulate iProov’s success here is an…

5 minutes with… Avatar World Group

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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, Commercial Director Tomas Cohen introduces Avatar World Group. Avatar World Group develops technology to monetize digital content and services, offering solutions for every link of the…

GDPR fines: a 40% increase in 2020

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GDPR fines are becoming more common. European Authorities are now showing their teeth with new research from global law firm DLA Piper, showing what MEF has been telling its members for a while: the first year or after implementation was a ‘free pass’ a learning period for the industry and…

The 5G data privacy ethics dilemma

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At the recent 5G Techritory online event, the 3rd-annual Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum, MEF CEO Dario Betti was part of an expert panel discussing the ethics surrounding 5G data privacy. The panel explored how 5G might look at apps and services on top of the network and identify…

Scratch me I’m an engineer – a chat with Andrew Bud CBE FREng

| Digital Identity, Fireside Chat, Personal Data | No Comments
Andrew Bud is known as a successful entrepreneur in messaging, payments, and identity verification – and we should add as chair of MEF. However, he says he is an engineer at heart. If you are considering how to approach your career or interested to emulate iProov’s success here is an…

MEF Briefing: Identity & Authentication Today Whitepaper

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MEF’s recent whitepaper Identity & Authentication Today parts 1 and 2, dealt with explaining aspects of today’s Identity & Authentication sector that businesses need to understand to enable them to optimise their existing IAM processes to best effect. Members of the PD&I working group met recently to discuss the whitepaper,…

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

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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…

Industry views: A collaborative approach to tackling Smishing

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MEF’s SMS SenderID Protection Registry helps identify and block fraudulent SMS texts, protecting consumers, legitimate businesses and organisations falling victim to text messaging scams. Known as ‘Smishing’ criminals send bogus texts which appear to come from a trusted sender. The Registry allows organisations to register the message headers used when…

eSIM poised to transform consumer and IoT connectivity

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Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, is joined by Steffen Sorrell, Chief of Research at Kaleido Intelligence, to discuss their latest report – eSIM Market Outlook, investigating how eSIM is opening up new opportunities for and presenting challenges to enterprises and service providers. The traditional SIM has been based on…

The Future of Global IoT Connectivity – your questions answered

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Following the publication of a new MEF whitepaper on the topic, Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, discussed key issues on market development in IoT global connectivity with an expert panel. Here the panel tackle some of your questions from the discussion that were left unanswered. The webinar on 3rd…

IoT Global Connectivity is an attractive and rapidly growing market that CSPs are keen to exploit

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Following the publication of a new MEF whitepaper on the topic, Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, discusses key issues on market development in IoT global connectivity with an expert panel. Market size always generates a great deal of interest and there are many analyst forecasts available. A consistent theme…

Q1 2021 MEF Business Confidence Index: Sentiment is high but winter is coming…

| Analytics, Internet of Things, MEF Data, Mobile Content | No Comments
The results from the latest of MEF’s new quarterly check on industry expectations for revenue – the Business Confidence Index (BCI) – reveal just how the mobile ecosystem is performing during the pandemic: key mobile sectors are expecting sustained growth during Q1 2021, even after a strong Q4 2020. However,…

5 minutes with… LANCK Telecom

| 5 minutes with, Enterprise Communications | 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 Alexey Yanson introduces LANCK Telecom. LANCK Telecom is an international B2B communications provider, offering customers worldwide connectivity and innovative solutions for voice communication, business messaging…

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

| 5 minutes with, Enterprise Communications | 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 Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

5 minutes with… Avatar World Group

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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, Commercial Director Tomas Cohen introduces Avatar World Group. Avatar World Group develops technology to monetize digital content and services, offering solutions for every link of the…

5 Minutes with… Wildfire

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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 Revenue Officer Shawn Conahan introduces Wildfire. Wildfire is the creator of an award-winning platform that enables our partners to make the messages users send to…

Guest post: Kr3pto Puppeteer Kits – Dynamic Phishing Targeting UK Bank Customers

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Ian Matthews, CEO at WMC Global presents an overview of a worrying new phishing threat to mobile users identified by the WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team, and outlines in detail some of the ways to mitigate such attacks and what consumers and businesses should do to defend their data. At…

DMEXCO @home – What To Expect

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DMEXCO @home motto ‘Attitude Matters‘ is absolutely on ‘Zeitgeist’ as the community and new ticket holders prepare to gather on the platform, September 23 & 24. A DMEXCO report highlighted that the majority of respondents believe that the digital industry must demonstrate a clear attitude and that companies have a…

Global Carrier Billing: The Survey So Far

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Chris Silberberg, Programme Manager for the upcoming Global Carrier Billing Summit, shares takeaways from their recent survey examining the state of the Carrier Billing industry in 2020. For this year’s Global Carrier Billing Summit we are bringing you our Global Carrier Billing Survey, with support from our valued partners the…

DMEXCO @home – New 5G and cloud-based services will transform our lives

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Ahead of DMEXCO@home on the 23rd and 24th September, Europe’s leading digital marketing and tech event, this year going all digital, Harald Behnke, Director of CX Strategy for EMEA at Oracle shares insights into the potential of 5G and how it will shape our connected futures.
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GDPR fines: a 40% increase in 2020

GDPR fines are becoming more common. European Authorities are now showing their teeth with new research from global law firm DLA Piper, showing what MEF has been telling its members for a while: the first year or after implementation was a ‘free pass’ a learning period for the industry and…
Sam Hill
January 26, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, January 25th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… International communications company, BICS in collaboration with French mobile operator SFR is expanding the global coverage of its NB-IoT connectivity. The expansion will bolster BICS’ ability to directly embed 2G, 3G,…
Sam Hill
January 25, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, January 22nd

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. WhatsApp controversy highlights growing fears about data privacy, Intelligent future: Putting the AI in IoT, Mobile gaming saw surge of new players in 2020 and much more… Many users abandoned WhatsApp after the messenger service changed its…
Sam Hill
January 22, 2021
Enterprise Communications

Whatsapp Monetisation Plan delayed until May

Recent coverage of a new privacy policy for Facebook’s messaging colossus Whatsapp recently led to something of a digital exodus as users, egged on by Elon Musk and others, moved to alternate OTT providers in droves. As an apparent result, this week, Facebook has announced a climbdown, delaying its plans…
Sam Hill
January 21, 2021
MEF Webinars & Workshops

MEF Board Mobile Predictions 2021

Every year we ask MEF’s Global Board to share their insights into what will be the big trends and changes for the mobile ecosystem in the year ahead. Watch the discussion in full below and here Dario Betti, MEF CEO, shares his highlights from the debate. 2021 will be a…
Sam Hill
January 20, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, January 18th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognized Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. The Mvine-iProov passport enables a person’s…
Sam Hill
January 18, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, January 15th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms, 2020 becomes the biggest m-commerce shopping year to date, with $115bn spent, Phones at CES 2021: Rollable phones, Moto G series & more ahead of Samsung S21 and much more...…
Sam Hill
January 15, 2021

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