Trust In The Digital Economy – MEF Webinar

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Or to give it’s complete title – ‘Trust In The Digital Economy: how can Identity solutions help mitigate the erosion of consumer trust in transaction digital services?’. In our recent webinar on the Identity and Privacy series, Iain McCallum checks how can Identity solutions help mitigate the erosion of consumer…

MEF’s 10 Mobile Predictions 2019

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The new year is here, but what will be the big trends and changes for the mobile ecosystem in 2019? We convened some of MEF’s Board Directors to discuss their expert views on the top ten predictions including that MNOs will focus on 5G; regulators will copy GDPR and RCS…

MEF Connects Digital: future options for monetising mobile content

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The app economy is worth over a trillion dollars. Much of it goes to Google and Facebook. Is there an alternative? And how can consumers in developing markets acquire the data connections to ensure they engage with mobile content too? We convened a MEF Connects Digital webinar to find out.…

Data Privacy in Brazil and Latin America: the first steps towards a GDPR world

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Following the recent MEF Connects Digital and Member Meet-ups in Sao Paulo, Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Focaccia, Amaral, Salvia, Pellon & Lamonica Advogados discusses the continuing developments in Brazilian legislation regarding data privacy and the adoption of GDPR-like rules. After the discussions held on the Data…

Executive Insights: Raul Castanon-Martinez, 451 Research

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Most enterprises still allow their employees to use insecure messaging apps to exchange private data. And even when they mandate more secure alternatives, workers often bypass them. Why is this? Raul Castanon-Martinez, Senior Analyst – Workforce Collaboration, 451 Research, shares his insights in this exclusive Future of Messaging series video…

The security of SMS One Time Password

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Lee Suker from XConnect explains the vulnerabilities of SMS ‘One Time Passwords’ (OTP) that enable a wide variety of use cases from signing up to new Internet services to confirming financial transactions. The battle for security is a constant one, and must be fought effectively. Operators and the mobile ecosystem…

Executive Insights: RealNetworks on advances in facial recognition technology

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RealNetworks’ investment in machine learning tech has yielded many diverse results. Last year, it moved the company into the facial recognition space. In an exclusive video, RealNetworks’ Mike Vance talks about the SAFR platform… Most people would know RealNetworks as a streaming music and video specialist. Many MEF insiders might…

Member Interview: DIMOCO Messaging

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MEFTV speaks to Mathias Hollerl, Managing Director of DIMOCO Messaging on their stand during MWC 2019, where he explains their view on messaging services and how the space is evolving. Asked if 2019 was to be the year for RCS he said “2019 needs to be the year… At DIMOCO…

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…

Now I’m a Believer: The Art of Engaging Consumers

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Maurizio Poletto, Managing Director at BeeOne / Head of Design, Erste Group Research & Development Lab, explores the considerations, challenges and opportunities for banks. Why are challenger banks creating so much hype? Nearly every bank now has a mobile app with cool functionality, so what is it that separates the…

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…

Executive Insights: Raul Castanon-Martinez, 451 Research

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Most enterprises still allow their employees to use insecure messaging apps to exchange private data. And even when they mandate more secure alternatives, workers often bypass them. Why is this? Raul Castanon-Martinez, Senior Analyst – Workforce Collaboration, 451 Research, shares his insights in this exclusive Future of Messaging series video…

Executive Insights: RealNetworks on advances in facial recognition technology

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RealNetworks’ investment in machine learning tech has yielded many diverse results. Last year, it moved the company into the facial recognition space. In an exclusive video, RealNetworks’ Mike Vance talks about the SAFR platform… Most people would know RealNetworks as a streaming music and video specialist. Many MEF insiders might…

Executive Insights #MWC19 Special : Anurag Lal, CEO, Infinite Convergence

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Messaging has triumphed in the consumer space. Now, it’s invading the workplace. And why not? Messaging helps people work faster and smarter. But there’s a problem: security. In this exclusive Future of Messaging series video, Anurag Lal, CEO of Infinite Convergence, addresses the topic… When Infinite Convergence launched the secure…

Executive Insights: RealNetworks on blocking the SMiShers

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To hit back at the fraudsters who target enterprise messaging, MNOs first have to identify the dodgy traffic. In an exclusive video, RealNetworks’ Surash Patel talks about the machine learning tech that’s helping them to do it… Last year, on the MEF site, Barclays Bank’s Jamie Byles used the following…

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

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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…

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…

The 10 Disruptive Digital Business Models For Health Insurers

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Digital technologies will transform the health insurance business. Early adopters have started to implement new digital business models with initial success. A new report from market analysts Research2Guidance describes ten digital business models for health insurers that will disrupt the industry, as explained by business analyst Zhang Jie. Advances in…

10 digital marketing campaign stats you probably didn’t know

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Daniel Nunez Rodriguez, Product Lead for Instant Ads, an intraprenurial initiative at Telefónica Innovation shares ten key facts about digital marketing campaigns, digging into the intricacies of how success is measured, where mobile fits in to the picture of how consumers are exposed to campaigns and some of the technical…

Key takeaways from MEF’s guide to digital consent in the personal data economy

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Clear informed consent is the key to ensuring consumers trust every digital transaction. It’s a critical issue – which is why MEF’s Global Consumer Trust Working Group has examined the issues in order to develop a free whitepaper on the subject. Here, we present some of the highlights. In 2010,…

12 stats and facts that explore drivers for building consumer trust in mobile content and services

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In May 2018 the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented. Consumers will be compelled to give permission before any of their data is collected by a company, and that data must be transferrable and deleted, or returned on request. The regulation is a significant step in placing…

Government vs Surveillance Capitalism – Which do people need to worry about?

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Michael Becker, co-author of the recent MEF consumer Trust Report and strategic advisor to Assurant here takes a deep dive into the concepts of state sponsored monitoring and “surveillance capitalism” asking; how worried we should really be about both and what practical actions can be taken to protect our digital…

MEF at MWC19: Digital privacy and the ‘grand awakening’

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When we share data, we get efficient services and personalised products. We also get identity theft and creepy advertising. So how can we tackle this paradox? At MWC19, MEF invited four experts to discuss… Is society finally waking up to the notion of digital privacy? Without doubt, the conversation is…

Data Privacy in Brazil and Latin America: the first steps towards a GDPR world

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Following the recent MEF Connects Digital and Member Meet-ups in Sao Paulo, Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Focaccia, Amaral, Salvia, Pellon & Lamonica Advogados discusses the continuing developments in Brazilian legislation regarding data privacy and the adoption of GDPR-like rules. After the discussions held on the Data…

Getting up to speed with GDPR? How multifactor authentication can raise your compliance game

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Nearly six months after GDPR came into effect, despite great planning and attention, many companies are still struggling to get their businesses fully compliant. Strategic Marketing Director at MEF Member Tyntec, Jean Shin, here discusses how multifactor authentication can aid compliance by granting consumers the necessary access to their own…

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

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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…

Industry views: New mobile tech and trends

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Recent hardware releases from some of the most influential players in the mobile ecosystem have introduced the latest wave of mobile and IoT technology with some eye catching features focusing on privacy, security and new ways for consumer’s to use their phones. Google unveiled their 2nd generation of Pixel phones…

Industry views – ransomware attacks and lessons to be learnt

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Last week’s ransomware attacks were aimed at vulnerabilities typical of big enterprises and government bodies, but the true impact was felt by consumers – cancelled trains in Germany, people forced to pay cash for petrol in China, missed hospital appointments in the UK, the list goes on, with poor user…

Member Interview: mGage

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MEFTV speaks to Nick Millward, VP Europe for mobile engagement specialists mGage during MWC 2019, where he explains their view on mobile messaging and especially how RCS may impact the future of messaging. He talks about how mGage believes in RCS messaging and that they as a business are heavily…

Member Interview – Freenet Digital

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MEFTV speaks to Thomas Kothuis, CEO of mobile entertainment specialist freenet digital during MWC 2019, where he explains the history of the company and what is new in the mobile entertainment and digital subscription space. “We are very much focused on the vene B2B product line – we have realised…

Mobilesquared: operator revenues set to grow by transferring to A2P RCS

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Chief Data Analyst at Mobilesquared Gavin Patterson shares findings from their latest report which suggests that mobile operators' revenues will grow if they transfer from A2P SMS to A2P RCS, with every US$1 earned from SMS in 2022 equating to US$5.67 from RCS. A2P SMS messaging has already proved its…

RCS: Views from across the ecosystem

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Highlighted by MEF’s Global Board as a key trend to watch in 2019, we discuss the future of Rich Communication Services with analysts, brands, networks and participants from MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme including Vodafone, XConnect, Telenor, MobileSquared, Netsize and Virgin Trains. They discuss the opportunities RCS presents for brands…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 1st Jan 2014

Each week the Global News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot. To kick-off the New Year in suitable fashion this week we have selected a round-up of the world’s media stories that take a look at what’s in store for the mobile industry in 2014. MEF’s…
January 3, 2014
Infographic

Mobile Christmas! [Infographic]

In this fascinating infographic, the results of a unique survey on the mobile habits of a particularly niche workforce and their secretive CEO are revealed to discover exactly what effect mobile is having on their business. Uncovered for the first time, discover the secrets of the elven team's preferred OS…
December 20, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 16th November

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories IBM: In 5 Years, Buying Local Will Beat Buying Online Mashable In five…
December 20, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 9th December

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories We’re All Mobile Now Mobile Marketing Magazine Mobile phones are more addictive than…
December 13, 2013

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