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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.

WhatsApp: How many enterprises are actually using Business Messaging?

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Mobilesquared’s Chief Analyst Nick Lane shares insights and forecasts on how many enterprises will have adopted WhatsApp’s Business messaging platform by 2024, and how it will perform comparatively to SMS and RCS Messaging. WhatsApp Business is the most in-demand messaging channel right now among the business and brand community.

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?

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
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…

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…

NB-IoT – in Japan DoCoMo says ‘no more’

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NTT DoCoMo will discontinue its NB-IoT network – 11 months after launch - The Japanese operator will continue to serve the market with the existing LTE-M service for IoT - This might not be about the strength of NB-IoT, but the rationale for a telco to keep multiple IoT networks…

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

| 5 minutes with, Internet of Things, Mobile Content | No Comments
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

| Guest blog, Personal Data | One Comment
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

| Guest blog, Mobile Content, Mobile Gaming | No Comments
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’

| Guest blog, Mobile Content | No Comments
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…
Guest blogm-commerceMobile PaymentsRegulation

Direct Carrier Billing and Boku’s e-money: from digital to physical purchases

Until recently, in Europe, direct carrier billing (AKA direct operator billing) was restricted to the purchase of digital goods and operated under an exemption to the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD). This regulatory framework was largely established to deal with the purchase of ringtones and wallpapers. Now however, it’s possible for…
Sam Hill
December 10, 2014
Analytics

Mobile Dominates Black Friday + Cyber Monday [Infographic]

Last week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday promised to provide a big shot to retailers who were hoping to hit record takings in the run up to Christmas.  But with an increasingly central role in how and where consumers shop, mobile is the real winner.  Take a look at IBM's Black Friday…
Sam Hill
December 8, 2014
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 1st 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 PayPal Reports Record-Breaking Number Of Black Friday Shoppers…
Sam Hill
December 5, 2014
MEF Global ForumMeffysMEFTV

Meffys 2014 – All the Nominees and Winners

Last month MEFTV met the Meffys 2014 nominees and winners at the 11th Annual Awards Gala Dinner in San Francisco as part of MEF Global Forum 2014. Watch backstage interviews with all of the winners below. You can also check out all of the finalists – it’s a fantastic round-up of…
Sam Hill
December 2, 2014
Guest blogMobile Payments

Why Direct Operator Billing Is Back In Style

From its early beginnings as a convenient way to purchase a ringtone or game with a premium rate SMS message, paying with your mobile bill has come a long way. Today, Direct Operator Billing (DOB) (sometimes referred to as Direct Carrier Billing) is recognised globally as a highly convenient way to pay…
Tim Banks
November 28, 2014
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 24th November

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 More than half of UK consumers have used…
Sam Hill
November 28, 2014
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#MEFGF14: Photo Round-up

Last week MEF Global Forum brought together over 350 delegates from 30 countries to San Francisco to experience a unique showcase and platform for international mobile content & commerce. Featuring the hottest local and international start-ups and 90+ speakers, we will be sharing the content highlights over the coming weeks here…
Sam Hill
November 26, 2014

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