5 minutes with….BulkSMS

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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, 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 relevant messages using self-service or API products. We offer large, medium and small organisations in the commercial, public, government and non-profit sectors, the ability to send person–to-person, application-to-person and application-to-application SMS messages. Our SMS gateway connects to over 900 mobile networks.

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MEF Member news, April 23

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

acing ahead in the field of facial biometrics, UK biometric firm, iProov has been selected by the US Department of Homeland Security to tighten the security of cross-border passenger travel. The contract was awarded to iProov by the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate’s Silicon Valley Innovation Programme (SVIP).

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Executive Insights Series: Rob Malcolm, VP of Marketing and Online Sales, CLX Communications

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Think A2P is big business now? Wait until consumers start having free-flowing chat sessions with intelligent robot agents. The numbers will be eye-watering. So says, CLX’s Rob Malcolm. But it won’t happen overnight…

It’s possible to break down the history of mobile messaging into four eras. In the first one, when SMS was launched, telecoms engineers used the channel to speak to fellow engineers. Later, users started to message each other. Then came A2P messaging, with businesses sending texts to customers.

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Global Mobile news round-up, April 20th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws, Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China, social media use increasing despite privacy fears and much more.

Facebook has changed its terms of service, meaning 1.5 billion members will not be protected under tough new privacy protections coming to Europe.

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Hungama’s Neeraj Roy on building a ‘Netflix for south Asians’

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India’s Hungama Mobile dominates digital entertainment for the world’s south Asia population. It reaches 40 million people in 50 countries. In an exclusive video, Hungama’s CEO Neeraj Roy describes the journey and the future…

In the early years of the 21st century, there was a mobile entertainment revolution. A group of pioneering companies realised phones could do far more than deliver talk and text. The market for ringtones, wallpapers, alerts and screensavers was born.

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Member interview – Trunomi

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MEFTV met Chia Brewin, Director of Customer development at Trunomi during MWC 2018, who spoke about unlocking the power of customer data using consent and data rights management.

“It’s been a long journey with GDPR in terms of awareness and preparedness.. then suddenly January 1, businesses took it very seriously and are looking to implement solutions – and that’s also driven by the consumer, there has been a lot of media hype around GDPR and the new rights that it gives the individual and we’ve seen evidence that individuals will be looking to exercise those rights and make subject access requests and hold companies that are processing their data to a higher standard and ultimately take back the ownership that is theirs. ”

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Rich Communication Services are Coming

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Gavin Patterson, Chief data analyst at Mobilesquared discusses the promise of RCS and the services they could bring, ahead of a MEF Future of Messaging Workshop at ITW 2018.

The buzz around RCS enterprise messaging at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year was intense. The entire value chain appeared to unite in publicising various trials that showcased uplifts in click through rates compared to SMS, increased customer satisfaction rates compared to SMS and, perhaps most importantly, increased conversion rates compared to SMS.

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MEF Member news, April 16th

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

Enterprise A2P SMS market report passes on a fundamental review of the industry including its definition, applications, and innovation. Also, the industry report researches the global Enterprise A2P SMS major market players in detail. Enterprise A2P SMS report gives key knowledge of the existing status of the makers and is an imperative information for the organizations and individuals motivated by the Enterprise A2P SMS industry.

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Global mobile news roundup, 13th April

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Mark Zuckerberg Faces Congress Over Facebook Data Privacy, India is now the world’s fastest-growing mobile payment market, Mobile phishing a growing threat, warns report, Google Goes To War Against Africa’s Slow Internet Speeds and much more.

On Tuesday (10 April), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally took on the US Senate in joint committee hearing. Zuckerberg was forced to field a barrage of questions from senators over a gruelling five-hour hearing where topics ranged from Cambridge Analytica to Russian meddling in elections.

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Defending against SMiShing – Barclays

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Jez Goldstone, Director of Customer Security Innovation in the Chief Security Office at Barclays Bank, outlines the contents of a new whitepaper which sheds light on the issue of SMiShing, whereby a phone user is tricked into taking unwanted action or downloading malware via SMS.

Smishing is a big problem across a number of industries. Our customers, and yours, are getting tricked into taking actions by fraudsters.

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