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Low power IoT offers substantial ecosystem opportunities

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars | No Comments
Elson Sutanto, Principal Analyst at Juniper Research, joins MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White in a webinar to explore the market outlook and future opportunities of low power IoT. Elson provides a robust analysis of this market based on recent research by Juniper Research and explores a number of key issues. He…

MEF Briefing: The Future of Mobile Payments & Commerce + the Italian Market

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The digital payments ecosystem is constantly evolving. The biggest markets China and the US reflect very different approaches with mobile payment adoption and in Europe there are local implementations and peculiarities that shape the way the payment sector has developed.

MEF Briefing – Combating Robocalling with STIR/SHAKEN

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars, Regulation | No Comments
Both the US Government’s House of Representatives and the Senate recently approved respective dedicated anti-robocalling measures which if signed into law will make it easier for tougher penalties to be imposed on illegal robocallers and fraudsters. It will also demand carriers deploy call authentication technology at a much faster rate.

MEF webinar: payments inside RCS

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars, Mobile Payments | No Comments
Do we need to have a conversation about RCS conversational commerce? Yes we do. And MEF is taking the lead. Following the publication of a white paper on the topic, MEF convened a webinar in which three experts explored rich messaging and payment buttons. The future of RCS is still…

5 minutes with… Pod Group

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This week, CEO Sam Colley introduces IoT connectivity specialists and new MEF Member Pod Group. Pod Group is an MVNO that offers reliable, global IoT connectivity, along with connectivity management and analytics, a subscription-based billing engine and IoT-specific network security solutions. We’ve developed our own modular, easy-to-use IoT platform, Pod…

10 things you need to know about… Direct Carrier Billing

| 10 things, Carrier Billing, Guest blog | No Comments
Diego Conforti, CCO of Digital Virgo, shares 10 tips and facts about the opportunity presented by Direct Carrier Billing. Digital Virgo is unique in the telecom payment ecosystem since the Group is one of the rare players to have a 360° worldwide experience on payment, monetization and marketing; the three…

Interview: Gianluca D’Agostino, MEF Advisor

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Gianluca D’Agostino is a mobile tech expert, entrepreneur and Angel Investor, and a newly appointed advisor to MEF. We caught up with him during MEF Connects 2019 to ask about key tech trends in the global mobile ecosystem in 2019 and beyond.

Fireside chat: Modica Group

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In this Fireside Chat MEF CEO Dario Betti speaks to Stuart Wilson, CEO of New Zealand based A2P messaging platform Modica Group about their business and the current state of the A2P market in New Zealand and globally. Asked about the maturity and growth of the SMS A2P Market in…

A temporary ban on face recognition in public: why debate is key to finding a balance

| Personal Data | No Comments
On Monday the chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, backed EU proposals for a temporary ban on facial recognition technology while regulators assess potential risks, highlighting concerns around the use of face recognition in public areas for subject identification, saying: “Facial recognition is fraught with risks...

RTB advertising: ICO threatens punishments, more work to be done

| Mobile Advertising, Personal Data | No Comments
Six months after its first warning the UK Privacy Regulator (ICO) is making clear that the issues with RTB online advertising have not gone away, and it is now threatening to punish companies that are misbehaving. The analysis from ICO shows that sensitive personal information is shared by some advertising…

CES: telecoms trends for 2020

| Internet of Things, Mobile Content, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF CEO Dario Betti shares his key take-aways from CES 2020: CES is of course not a mobile focused event, and telecom professionals might find they have to fight their way through super-fast wine chillers, AI enabled food mixers, companion robots that run IoT devices in the home, and new…

What next for Personal Data & Identity?

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Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor shares discussions from the MEF Connects personal data and Identity sessions held in London at the end of last year. The MEF Connects London event was a great opportunity for the Personal Data & identity Working Group Members and other interested parties…

Industry views: Combating mobile Ad fraud

| Industry Views, Mobile Advertising | No Comments
We asked MEF Members and industry insiders to shine the spotlight on mobile ad fraud and ask what should the industry be doing to combat the fraudsters? one of the biggest challenges to mobile advertising growth has been invalid traffic and mobile ad fraud such as fake installs and click…

Industry views: GDPR one year on

| Industry Views, Personal Data | One Comment
This Saturday the 25th of May marks one year since the launch of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation which introduced new rules for how businesses handle consumer's personal data. We asked MEF Members from across the mobile value chain to share their thoughts on GDPR's first year; how has…

Industry views: Why does the A2P SMS industry need a Code of Conduct for fraud?

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views | No Comments
MEF recently launched it’s new Trust in Enterprise Messaging (TEM) service backed by an industry Code of Conduct for A2P (Applications to Person) SMS in collaboration with 30+ participants of MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme, that includes MNOs, messaging companies and signalling providers. The new service is self-regulatory – its…

Industry Views: A2P SMS & the blockchain startups

| Industry Views, VAS | One Comment
A new breed of fintech startups with an innovative business model are attempting to take advantage of customer’s unused, ‘limitless’ text message contracts, leveraging them as an integral part of blockchain ventures, allowing users to essentially resell messages that would be wasted. From one perspective, such services make use of…

CES: telecoms trends for 2020

| Internet of Things, Mobile Content, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF CEO Dario Betti shares his key take-aways from CES 2020: CES is of course not a mobile focused event, and telecom professionals might find they have to fight their way through super-fast wine chillers, AI enabled food mixers, companion robots that run IoT devices in the home, and new…

Low power IoT offers substantial ecosystem opportunities

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars | No Comments
Elson Sutanto, Principal Analyst at Juniper Research, joins MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White in a webinar to explore the market outlook and future opportunities of low power IoT. Elson provides a robust analysis of this market based on recent research by Juniper Research and explores a number of key issues. He…

MEF Global Board Mobile Predictions 2020

| Enterprise Communications, Internet of Things, Personal Data | No Comments
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. With a new decade underway, mobile is at the heart of digital transformation and industry disruption. Here are the views from some…

5 minutes with… Pod Group

| 5 minutes with, Internet of Things | No Comments
This week, CEO Sam Colley introduces IoT connectivity specialists and new MEF Member Pod Group. Pod Group is an MVNO that offers reliable, global IoT connectivity, along with connectivity management and analytics, a subscription-based billing engine and IoT-specific network security solutions. We’ve developed our own modular, easy-to-use IoT platform, Pod…

5 minutes with… Pod Group

| 5 minutes with, Internet of Things | No Comments
This week, CEO Sam Colley introduces IoT connectivity specialists and new MEF Member Pod Group. Pod Group is an MVNO that offers reliable, global IoT connectivity, along with connectivity management and analytics, a subscription-based billing engine and IoT-specific network security solutions. We’ve developed our own modular, easy-to-use IoT platform, Pod…

5 minutes with… Global Message Services

| 5 minutes with, Internet of Things, Mobile Content | 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, Sarah Keller, International Business Development Director introduces Global Message Services. Global Message Services is a global messaging provider that offers managed services solutions for mobile operators…

5 minutes with – Nexah

| 5 minutes with, VAS | 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, Joseph Njel Nguidjol introduces VAS specialist NEXAH. NEXAH is a Value-Added Services company based in Cameroon in Africa. We are specialized in building Value-Added Services for…

5 minutes with….BulkSMS

| 5 minutes with | One Comment
In our 5 minutes with profiles, MEF members talk about their business, their aspirations for the future and the wider mobile industry. This week, Dr. Piet Streicher, MD of BulkSMS.com. BulkSMS is a global A2P SMS messaging service provider offering innovative solutions, enabling our customers to communicate their short and…

Nokia Sticks to the ‘Plan’

| Guest blog, Mobile Content | No Comments
Shiv Putcha, Principal Analyst at emerging tech specialists Mandala Insights, shares his insights from the recent Nokia event Global Analyst Forum 2019. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Finland to spend three days with Nokia at their Global Analyst Forum. It was an eventful few days, full of detailed…

Consumers are 35x more likely to open mobile messages than emails

| Enterprise Communications, Guest blog, Mobile Advertising | No Comments
Sinch’s latest research report: Mobile Consumer Engagement 2020 highlighted that not only do consumers welcome many different kinds of personalized mobile messages from businesses, but also that they’re 35x more likely to open them than emails. Yet despite this, businesses have been slow on the uptake and are not providing…

State Of the Bots: Crossing the Chasm to Success!

| Enterprise Communications, Guest blog, Mobile Content | No Comments
Yoav Barel is an expert on Conversational AI as well as the founder and CEO of Chatbot Summit & Voice Summit. In this guest post, he shares insights into how after the hype of chat bots faded, the industry now faced the long road to mass market adoption, and why…

New 5G auctions rules: fancy your own private wireless network?

| Guest blog, Internet of Things, Mobile Content | No Comments
MEF Regulatory advisor Stefano Nicoletti discusses the new 5G auction rules and explores the possibilities for enterprises to build their own dedicated networks. In Germany the telecom regulator reserved 100 MHz for industrial players to build and run their own networks. In UK Ofcom proposed a flexible approach to assigning…
News Roundup

Global Mobile news round-up, January 24th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Vodafone pulls out of Facebook currency play, Google’s latest measurement restrictions make life hard for mobile marketers, the fear of ubiquitous surveillance, how IoT betrays us and much more… Vodafone Group became the latest high-profile backer to…
January 24, 2020
Mobile Advertising

MAD//Fest: Can eye get your attention?

Clicks seem like a clunky way to gauge the effectiveness of digital ads. Can eye tracking do better by measuring what people notice, not just what they do? Visitors to the MAD//Fest conference pondered the question. Tim Green observed… Every marketer knows we are living in the attention economy. In…
January 22, 2020
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news round up, 20th January

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… BICS, a leading international communications enabler, today reveals that 4G roaming traffic doubled in 2019 for the third consecutive year, as subscriber demand for high-capacity borderless connectivity continues to boom. Sourced…
January 20, 2020
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Roundup, January 17th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. China Will Drive Mobile Spending to Record $380 Billion in 2020, Facebook & experts press for national US privacy rules, mobile gaming collects biggest revenue share of app stores spending and much more.
January 17, 2020
Digital Identity

What next for Personal Data & Identity?

Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor shares discussions from the MEF Connects personal data and Identity sessions held in London at the end of last year. The MEF Connects London event was a great opportunity for the Personal Data & identity Working Group Members and other interested parties…
January 16, 2020

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