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Mobile ad fraud: the scale of the problem, the nature of the scams, the fightback

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Global app install ad spend could hit $51 billion this year. Fraudsters want some of that money. Regrettably, they will succeed. Is there anything the industry can do to defend itself? In a MEF webinar, two experts from Oordeoo and Freenet Digital assess the scale of the problem and the…

The death of loyalty, the rise of relevance: a fireside chat with Sinch Engage’s Matt Ramerman

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Marketers can’t buy customer loyalty any longer. They have to earn it with excellent customer experiences. They can do this with hyper-personalised mobile video, as Sinch Engage’s Matt Ramerman explained in a MEF webinar… In marketing circles, all the talk is of personalisation. There’s a sense that the era of…

Mobile IoT – Are you Cybersecurity Ready?

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The Mobile IoT market is set for rapid growth over the coming years and providers are concentrating more on rapid widescale deployment with security often being a later consideration. This is not a tenable position as IoT applications can be mission critical and security needs to be at the forefront…

Machine learning in enterprise communications webinar: the talking points

| Featured Post, MEF Webinars, Messaging | One Comment
Industry stakeholders are fighting a war against spam and other traffic that undermines the messaging channel. Their traditional weapons are firewalls and filters. Could artificial intelligence offer a new line of defence? MEF convened a webinar to discuss the topic. In his book, The Inevitable, Kevin Kelly talks vividly about…

Executive Insights: Oscar Gallego, Global Head of Smart Communication & Security, Vodafone

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Is RCS the future of enterprise messaging? Can it stay free of spam? And why is messaging the best option for workplace collaboration? Oscar Gallego, Global Head of Smart Communication & Security at Vodafone, shares his views.

Member Interview: SAP Digital Interconnect

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MEFTV speaks to Sethu Meenakshisundaram, SAP Digital Interconnect president, who explains how intelligent interconnectivity, multichannel engagement, and operator optimization solutions enable the Experience Economy and SAP’s “X+O” strategy to help connect everyone, everything, everywhere.

Executive Insights: Dori Gurwitz, PWC

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In a recent report, PWC argued that messaging bots could play a role in transforming customer service. The consultancy is a firm believer in the port of enterprise messaging. In an exclusive video for MEF and Infinite Convergence, Dori Gurwitz, managing director of PWC New York, explained more… Last year,…

Executive Insights: Sven Sziedat, T-Systems International

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Why are some of the world’s biggest companies using public messaging apps to transmit sensitive personal data? Sven Sziedat, Head of Mobile Enterprise Services at T-Systems International, shares his experience and ponders the alternatives in this exclusive Future of Messaging series video supported by Infinite Convergence. Many people are concerned…

RCS @ ITW2019: Best Practices, Good Intentions, Hard Work

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Last month in Atlanta at ITW 2019, the global wholesale event, MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme hosted a series of events on Rich Communications. Here MEF’s COO Joanne Lacey and speakers from the workshop share their takeaways.

MEF Briefing: Brazil is cancelling ban on A2P SMS

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On the 6th of June 2019, the Brazilian Congress approved a Bill of Law that forbids MNOs to send any kind of “commercial messages” to its customers in the Brazilian territory, effectively immediately once the legislation is passed by the Senate. There’s no definition on what should be considered as…

ITW Atlanta 2019 – Don’t forget: Telecoms is big business

| Featured Post, Messaging, Opinion | One Comment
MEF CEO Dario Betti shares his key takeaways from the recent International Telecom Week in Atlanta touching on the state of A2P, the role of Africa in the global market and discovering that the rumours of Telecom’s demise are greatly exaggerated. The public might be excused for thinking of telecom…

The death of loyalty, the rise of relevance: a fireside chat with Sinch Engage’s Matt Ramerman

| Featured Post, MEF Webinars, Messaging | No Comments
Marketers can’t buy customer loyalty any longer. They have to earn it with excellent customer experiences. They can do this with hyper-personalised mobile video, as Sinch Engage’s Matt Ramerman explained in a MEF webinar… In marketing circles, all the talk is of personalisation. There’s a sense that the era of…

Infographic: Understanding the revised PSD2

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The EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) gets an update in September with the introduction of new Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements. Here MEF Member JT International share a handy infographic to remind us of the background to the PSD2 and what the new updates mean for businesses.

MEF Briefing: UK Regulator gives 6 months to restructure personal data sharing in programmatic media

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The Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection, is giving 6 months to adtech companies for adjusting the process of data sharing in real time biding (RTB), programmatic advertising. The analysis from ICO shows that sensitive personal information is shared by some advertising players, without securing approval…

Facebank: 7 key facts to understand how Libra could change payments

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Here are seven key points from MEF on what the recent announcement from Facebook on mobile payments means for the industry and customers. Facebook announced Calibra in June 2019, a new subsidiary to provide financial services via the Libra Network – Facebook is becoming a bank and using a blockchain…

A Year of GDPR: Looking Back & To The Future

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Michael Becker, co-author of the MEF consumer Trust Report reflects on the first year of the GDPR and takes a detailed look at the impact it has had across the ecosystem globally. May 25th marked the one-year anniversary of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a tsunami that washed on…

Industry views: Combating mobile Ad fraud

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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

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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?

| Industry Views, Messaging | 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

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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…

Internet of Cars: Connectivity Standardisation In a Jam

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MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White examines the current thinking on connectivity for autonomous cars and vehicles, and explores why the delays in progress now might benefit the industry in the long term. Autonomous vehicles will feature strongly in future global transportation trends. Regulators were promising a new standard to vehicle to…

IoT @ ITW2019: Telco New Approaches Required

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MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White reflects on the discussions on IoT held during ITW Atlanta, and how the market is developing. At the 2019 International Telecom Week (ITW) in Atlanta IoT was a common topic of discussion. This might surprise some: ITW is a wholesale event and it rarely covers ‘service…

Mobile IoT – Are you Cybersecurity Ready?

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The Mobile IoT market is set for rapid growth over the coming years and providers are concentrating more on rapid widescale deployment with security often being a later consideration. This is not a tenable position as IoT applications can be mission critical and security needs to be at the forefront…

Great IoT technologies, slow IoT deployments

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Angel Dobardziev, Director at independent research consultancy WhiteBridge Insight, shares his key takeaways from IoT World and what the exhibition and debates on the show tell us about the future of the IoT space. The recent IoT World event in Silicon Valley was very insightful. The IoT enabling technologies we…

5 minutes with… Global Message Services

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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, 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

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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, 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, Featured Post | 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…

5 minutes with… zeotap

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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, Florian Lichtwald, SVP of Global Telecom and Data Partnerships introduces zeotap. We unite the world’s most valuable data especially from telecom operators to enable the world’s…

Exploring the future of the digital content space

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Basebone CMO Benito Alvarez discusses the importance of carrier billing in its strategy, and the opportunities and challenges around Baseplay, its suite of digital content services for emerging markets. In emerging markets where the average amount a user can pay for content can be seen as comparatively low, it can…

Transforming healthcare with 5G

| Featured Post, Guest blog, mhealth, Partner Event | No Comments
MEF is an official partner of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019 which aims to bring together the entirety of the digital healthcare ecosystem: from hospital C-level decision makers to clinicians, nurses, payers, life science, and technology innovators. Two of the key mobile ecosystem topics at the events…

6 Great Benefits Of Proximity Marketing

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Caroline McClelland Kumulos Marketing Manager at mobile app management specialists Kumulos explores how to execute successful proximity marketing campaigns, and offers 6 key benefits the medium offers. One of the most effective ways to gain a competitive edge when it comes to mobile marketing is now proximity marketing. Why proximity…

How Artificial Intelligence will impact the future of Cloud Communication

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Mr. Rajdipkumar Gupta, Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer at Route Mobile Limited discusses the future role of artificial intelligence in the technological landscape, and in particular its influence on the evolution of cloud communications. Thanks to sci-fi films, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not an alien concept. Although, it’s…
InfographicPersonal Data

Infographic: Understanding the revised PSD2

The EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) gets an update in September with the introduction of new Secure Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements. Here MEF Member JT International share a handy infographic to remind us of the background to the PSD2 and what the new updates mean for businesses.
July 22, 2019
Internet of Things

Internet of Cars: Connectivity Standardisation In a Jam

MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White examines the current thinking on connectivity for autonomous cars and vehicles, and explores why the delays in progress now might benefit the industry in the long term. Autonomous vehicles will feature strongly in future global transportation trends. Regulators were promising a new standard to vehicle to…
July 17, 2019
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news, 15th July

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… mGage, a Vivial company and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today that it has integrated with the Oracle Responsys SMS Public Aggregator Network (SPAN) to provide an easier…
July 15, 2019
News

Global Mobile News Round up, July 12th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.This week.. Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries, US authority demands Facebook puts Libra on ice, Amazon becomes the fastest-growing music streaming service… Google today defended its practice of having workers listen to users’ Google Assistant queries, following…
July 12, 2019
Featured PostInternet of Things

IoT @ ITW2019: Telco New Approaches Required

MEF Advisor Andrew Parkin-White reflects on the discussions on IoT held during ITW Atlanta, and how the market is developing. At the 2019 International Telecom Week (ITW) in Atlanta IoT was a common topic of discussion. This might surprise some: ITW is a wholesale event and it rarely covers ‘service…
July 10, 2019
Featured PostMessaging

MEF Briefing: Brazil is cancelling ban on A2P SMS

On the 6th of June 2019, the Brazilian Congress approved a Bill of Law that forbids MNOs to send any kind of “commercial messages” to its customers in the Brazilian territory, effectively immediately once the legislation is passed by the Senate. There’s no definition on what should be considered as…
July 8, 2019

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