RCS: All systems go for launch?

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Giovanni Benini, from MEF Member and messaging specialists Global Telco Consult discusses the future of Rich Communications Services and analyses the factors that will influence their successful launch.

Have you ever watched a launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon rockets? If not, I’d recommend joining a YouTube live stream of the nowadays quite frequent lift offs.In the messaging space, we are also currently watching a launch.

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is the next generation SMS. RCS has been put onto the launch pad a few times in the past 10 years without taking off for various reasons…

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MEF Member news round-up, October 15th

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Norwegian company Vipps has entered into a strategic agreement with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to provide a secure digital turnkey solution for QR and NFC proximity payment as well as e-commerce.

The new solution aims to provide secure payment services to retailers, private label issuers and domestic schemes across the world. Customers will benefit from an end-to-end secure cloud service compliant with every digital wallet available in the market.

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Global mobile news round-up, 12th October

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. stolen Apple IDs reportedly used for mobile payment theft in China, everything Google announced at its October 9 event, Facebook’s launch of Portal stymied by trust issues and much more.

Users of two major mobile payment services in China — Alipay and WeChat Pay — have reported unauthorized Apple App Store spending in recent days, with some losing nearly $300 through fraudulent transactions.

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eSIM smartphones will disrupt the mobile industry

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Telecoms analyst and consultant Angel Dobardziev of WhiteBridge Insight discusses the inclusion of eSIMs as standard in Apple’s new phones, and why this marks a significant moment for both consumers and MNOs and how they will interact in the future.

Apple’s new iPhone XS and XS Max models will have dual SIM functionality, including an eSIM. At first sight, this may not seem like much: dual SIM smartphones have been around for a while.

WhiteBridge thinks the actual inclusion of the eSIM in the iPhones is a very significant move for the industry, great news for consumers, but also a mixed blessing for carriers.

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Interview: FICO, SMS and combating fraud

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MEF speaks to Director of Product Management at FICO Adam Barrett about why the company has joined MEF’s Trust in Enterprise Messaging programme and what they are doing to combat fraud in messaging.

Until about 60 years ago, if you wanted to borrow some money, the decision came down to one man (almost always a man). Your bank manager.

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MEF Member news round-up, October 8th

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica Deutschland announced a new network sharing contract to focus on cost effective roll out of 5G in Germany.

The new agreement – to connect nearly 5,000 Telefonica Deutschland mobile base stations with Deutsche Telekom’s fiber-optic network — builds on a mobile backhaul contract signed in 2011.

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Global Mobile News Roundup, October 5th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world.

This week.. Facebook faces $1.6bn fine and formal investigation over massive data breach, Mobile Privacy and the Presidential Alert, Ofcom launch new rules to limit mobile bills, Japanese banks to offer instant money transfers using blockchain and much more… Facebook faces $1.6bn fine and formal investigation over massive data breach

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MEF Connects Digital – new thinking on telco data and mobile advertising

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Mobile advertising is big. But it could be even bigger with the addition of more reliable data sets. Can MNOs provide them? In a MEF Connects Digital webinar, three experts shared their stories…

If it’s true that the world is undergoing a data revolution, then advertising is doing it first.

Over the last decade, the momentum in advertising has moved from offline to digital and from digital to mobile. In the process, it has gone programmatic.

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Transformation 2020: A New Roadmap for Carrier Business

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Suzy Menneret, Senior Market & Strategy Expert at MEF Member Deutsche Telekom and Head of Strategy Workgroup at i3forum discusses digital transformation and the potential opportunities for MNOs to reinvent themselves effectively in a rapidly changing ecosystem.

International carriers have realized that they have to change to survive. They’ve developed new roadmaps for adopting new technologies, services and models. The challenge for most carriers will be how to execute on these roadmaps and make transformation a reality inside their businesses.

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MEF Member News Roundup, October 1st

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Neustar, a real-time provider of consumer identity resolution solutions, today released an Account Takeover and Origination Fraud report on the threats of identity fraud in collaboration with SourceMedia Research, an affiliate of American Banker. A survey of over 500 executives at banks, credit unions and nonbank lenders sheds light on the threats faced from account takeover and origination fraud, and how these organizations are improving their defenses.

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