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MEF IoT Roundtable part 3: the identity of things

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MEF Mobile IoT Advisor, Andrew Parkin-White shares his takeaways from the round-table discussion on the growing IoT ecosystem and the IoT Programme at MEF held in Barcelona. In the final part of the series, the focus is on the issue of the identity of things. Bringing best practice to the…

MNO Fraud? Bank Fraud? Its everyone’s problem

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Last month, MEF hosted a second workshop in South Africa focused on tackling messaging fraud in financial services. The session took place in partnership with the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) with representation from the South African MNOs and 15 local banks. The goal was to explore how…

What can companies do to optimise Identity Management?

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Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor is joined by MEF and PD&I Working Group Members Boku, Boloro and xConnect to discuss online identity and the practical steps enterprises can take to optimise the balance between security and a streamlined UX.

Webinar: Covid-19, Personal Data and Privacy

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Governments are developing a great demand for technology to effectively track the coronavirus and counter its spread. Meanwhile, the mobile industry is quickly rolling out new apps and solutions - Data management, authentication and data services have become paramount in the struggle against COVID-19.

MMD Smart Interview: Covid19’s impact on small to medium enterprises

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As part of MEF’s COVID19 IMPACT series, Dario Betti asks Ira Cohen from MMD Smart how small and medium enterprises can maintain their business and grow customer relations. While the health emergency is now largely understood for COVID19 the impact on business is also becoming clearer. In particular, small and…

Executive Insights Series: AA Ireland on the rise of virtual mobile agents

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How did car insurer AA reduce its customer handling times by 40 per cent? Simple. It gave customers the ability to self-serve using a chatbot. In this Executive Insights video supported by Sinch, Louise McCormack, Customer Lifecycle Manager at AA Ireland, explains more.

Executive Insights Series: Mercedes Benz on the transformative power of chat bots

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In this Executive Insights video supported by Sinch, Nikola Aschoff, head of extended digital services at Mercedes-Benz, explains how bots are giving drivers fast and convenient answers to hundreds of questions.… “How do I turn on the air con?” It’s an important question for the new car owner.

Interview: EMnify & IoT in digital transformation

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MEFTV speaks to IoT specialist EMnify's Head of Product Christian Henke about the evolution of IoT and the importance of the cellular element for enterprises undergoing digital transformation. "A lot of people just think about smart home use cases where wifi and NFC is standard, but actually IoT is a…

Personal Data and Identity Working Group updates

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MEF Member-only page for the latest updates from the Personal Data and Identity Working Group. If you would like to discuss the Working group or the PD&I Ecosystem contact Programme advisor, Iain McCallum. Download the slides Download the slides Download the slides Download the slides Download the slides Download the…

Without a trace: the risks and rewards of privacy post-covid

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In this guest post, fintech and digital finance specialists Mondato assess the impact and long term effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on privacy and personal data globally. As financial services have gone digital over the years, each step forward has required three things: affordability, access, and trust. Of these, trust…

What can companies do to optimise Identity Management?

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Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor is joined by MEF and PD&I Working Group Members Boku, Boloro and xConnect to discuss online identity and the practical steps enterprises can take to optimise the balance between security and a streamlined UX.

Webinar: Covid-19, Personal Data and Privacy

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Governments are developing a great demand for technology to effectively track the coronavirus and counter its spread. Meanwhile, the mobile industry is quickly rolling out new apps and solutions - Data management, authentication and data services have become paramount in the struggle against COVID-19.

Industry views: Latest MEF Member Covid-19 responses

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As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, with countries at differing stages of response and recovery, we share further learnings and actions from MEF members working to support businesses and consumers as well as innovative solutions for fighting back against the virus. While most of the world comes about in unison…

Industry views: COVID19 responses from the mobile ecosystem

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The mobile ecosystem has been central to many of the innovations and creative solutions that have emerged in the last few weeks: not just in communications in keeping us connected but also in the essential sharing of information, entertainment, education, business and finance all now commonly managed at home from…

A2P SMS against COVID-19

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The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has caught everyone by surprise and the pandemic is devastating lives across the world. As more and more countries enter into lockdown, the social and economic impact is become evident. We need to understand how businesses will be able to react. Below we…

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…

MEF IoT Roundtable part 3: the identity of things

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MEF Mobile IoT Advisor, Andrew Parkin-White shares his takeaways from the round-table discussion on the growing IoT ecosystem and the IoT Programme at MEF held in Barcelona. In the final part of the series, the focus is on the issue of the identity of things. Bringing best practice to the…

IoT Working Group updates

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MEF Member-only page for the latest updates from the Mobile IoT Working Group. If you would like to discuss the Working group or the IoT Ecosystem contact Programme advisor, Andrew Parkin-White. 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 Download the slides 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 Download the slides 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 Download the slides 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 Download the slides Download the slides…

Covid-19’s impact on enterprise IoT

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The Global pandemic is of course affecting all aspects of life and business – Andrew Parkin-White spoke to COO of CCS Insight Martin Garner, about how it will impact the enterprise IoT space, and what innovations and challenges he expects to see as the crisis abates. Just a few weeks…

Understanding the role of AI in the future of mobile tech

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Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Pellon de Lima Advogados shares insights into the role of artificial intelligence in the evolution of mobile technology, based on discussions held in Barcelona earlier this year for the unMWC event, where the debate explored the legal and moral implications of new…

5 minutes with… FireText

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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, Director and co-founder James Huff introduces FireText. FireText Communications Ltd is a leading UK company, specialising in the provision of SMS services to thousands of businesses.…

5 minutes with… Reality Gaming Group

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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, Co-Founder Tony Pearce introduces Reality Gaming Group. We develop mass market games that utilize digital collectibles (NFT’s) and blockchain technology. Reality Gaming Group had developed two…

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…

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…

The adoption of RCS Business Messaging likely to increase post pandemic

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In this guest post, MD and Group CEO of Route Mobile Rajdip Gupta shares his thoughts on RCS messaging in the context of the Coronovirus pandemic, and the potential opportunities for enterprise messaging, ahead of a webinar on the topic on Thursday the 21st May. The WHO has classified the…

Without a trace: the risks and rewards of privacy post-covid

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In this guest post, fintech and digital finance specialists Mondato assess the impact and long term effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on privacy and personal data globally. As financial services have gone digital over the years, each step forward has required three things: affordability, access, and trust. Of these, trust…

Hatch and the future of mobile cloud gaming

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Shiv Putcha, Principal Analyst at emerging tech specialists Mandala Insights, shares more insights from the Nokia event Global Analyst Forum. Recently, I had the opportunity to be in Finland to attend Nokia’s Global Analyst Forum. For those interested, my reflections on that event can be viewed here. As it turns…

Nokia Sticks to the ‘Plan’

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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…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 12th January

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Google to pilot modular phone in Puerto Rico…
Sam Hill
January 16, 2015
Industry Views

Industry Views: Mobile predictions 2015

Last week, MEF looked at the year ahead in its traditional annual predictions featuring ten key mobile trends that will shape the global mobile landscape in 2015. Here contributors to that list, drawn from MEF’s Global and Regional Boards of Directors and other members, share their thoughts on the top ten,…
Sam Hill
January 15, 2015
MEF GlobalVAS

2014 – MEF Year in Review

2014 was another landmark year for the mobile industry – a year which saw groundbreaking new handsets and form factors, more ways to pay as well as lots of hype around verticals such as mHealth and wearables. 2014, was also a pivotal year for MEF as we continued our mission…
Sam Hill
January 14, 2015
News Roundup

Mobile News Round-up – CES Special

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant mobile content and commerce snapshot - this week, the news is unsurprisingly dominated by CES 2015 in…
Sam Hill
January 9, 2015
MEF Global

MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015

MEF looks at the year ahead to predict the ten key mobile trends that will shape the global mobile landscape in 2015. The predictions leverage the expert and diverse insights from MEF’s Global Board of Directors as well as its recently published fourth annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey which studied responses…
Sam Hill
January 7, 2015
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 15th December

Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news you may have missed, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global Mobile News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content and commerce snapshot.  Global News Stories Samsung in Talks to Launch Apple Pay Competitor…
Sam Hill
December 19, 2014
10 things

10 things you need to know about the Barclays Accelerator

The Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a start-up accelerator programme designed to champion and support new innovative companies in the FinTech space. It offers companies that make it through the selection process an amazing array of benefits including seed investment from Techstars, exclusive access to Barclays APIs & data and world class…
Sam Hill
December 18, 2014
10 thingsGuest blog

Preparing for the Social Internet of Things – AVG

Industry figures show that it took 25 years for the first 2.5 billion people to get online. And it’s predicted this number of connections will double in as little as the next five years. Here, Judith Bitterli, Chief Marketing Officer at AVG Technologies shares her thoughts from MEF Global Forum 2014 - plus check out…
Sam Hill
December 17, 2014

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