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MEF Data: 10 things you need to know about A2P Business Messaging

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MEF recently published a report on A2P Business Messaging in 2020 and MEF CEO Dario Betti held a digital briefing on the report’s content. Here he shares his top 10 takeaways, looking at the trends uncovered and the potential of business messaging in the future. Business Messaging Is For The…

Will machine learning change how marketers do messaging?

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Marketers already use data science to understand how consumers respond to existing campaigns. With machine learning, they can go further: they can test campaigns before they even go out. MEF experts debated the implications on a MEF webinar. Did you know machine learning can make you smell nice?Apparently, perfume houses…

MEF Data: 10 things you need to know about Smartphone users in 2020

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MEF recently published the 6th Global Smartphone User Survey. MEF CEO, Dario Betti hosted a briefing to highlight some of his main takeaways from the report. Check out the video from the briefing and Dario's top 10 key things to understand about smartphone users in 2020 The Smartphone is the…

Addressing the Identity of Things is key to growing the IoT ecosystem

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Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT and COO and SVP for IoT at market intelligence and advisory specialists CCS Insight Martin Garner explore the issue of identity and access management, the opportunities and challenges surrounding the Identity of Things and key topics such as zero touch onboarding and digital twins.

Blockchain Podcast: BlockChain against Wangiri Fraud

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MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues. Dario and Daniele continue their regular discussions on the status of the BlockChain industry in telecom with a look at the blockchain solution set up by the Risk & Assurance Group – the RAG Wangiri Blockchain Consortium- to share information about Wangiri fraud calls.

Blockchain Podcast – Tencent heavily in Blockchain: another industrial war?

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This time Dario and Daniele discuss news that the Chinese Internet giant Tencent is investing heavily in blockchain technology: will we see another industry war after the Huawei 5G dispute between the USA and China?

Blockchain Podcast: Is regulation finally catching up with technology?

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Continuing our series of Podcasts to discuss the role of Blockchain in the mobile world Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor and Dario Betti, MEF CEO discuss the difference between hype and the real potential of this new technology in the mobile and wireless world. In this edition, Dario and Daniele explore…

Blockchain Podcast: Telegram ends its Blockchain Dream

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In this edition, Dario and Daniele discuss the apparent final chapter in the story of messaging powerhouse Telegram’s attempt to create a blockchain payment currency for it’s messaging app, and what its failure to get off the ground can teach the wider blockchain industry.

The digital response to COVID-19

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Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor discusses the Covid-19 pandemic with Julian Ranger, Founder and Executive Chairman of digital identity specialists Digi.me and explores how mobile technology can play a role in mitigating the impact of the crisis. Towards the end of April 2020, I was joined by…

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.

Privacy, the GDPR implementation and competition enforcement

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MEF regulatory advisor Serafino Abate examines recent privacy events in Europe where in Germany courts took action against Facebook’s practices and the EU’s first GDPR implementation report was published. A few weeks back, we saw two different, but related, public interventions on privacy and data protection. In Germany, the Supreme…

Why Marketers Need To Talk About Identity Resolution Right Now

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Founder & CPO of Zeotap Projjol Banerjea discusses the challenges facing the digital marketing industry in the wake of the Covid -19 pandemic, and explores how brands can use this time to re-assess their marketing strategies and plan for a new digital marketing landscape, with new data privacy regulatory norms.…

The digital response to COVID-19

| Fireside Chat, Interviews, Personal Data | No Comments
Iain McCallum, mobile industry veteran and MEF Advisor discusses the Covid-19 pandemic with Julian Ranger, Founder and Executive Chairman of digital identity specialists Digi.me and explores how mobile technology can play a role in mitigating the impact of the crisis. Towards the end of April 2020, I was joined by…

Five key points to think about with an Identity of Things solution

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In creating the internet of things, a challenge arises in understanding how we cope with the billions of “things” to be accurately identified, authorised and securely connected. MEF’s IoT advisor, Andrew Parkin-White, explores a range of issues for consideration when thinking about an IdoT solution and shares the five main…

Covid-19 may reduce short term IoT revenues but will it create new opportunities?

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Before the virus had an impact globally, we were seeing growth in IoT of up to 20% per year. Enterprises could see the clear value of IoT applications and adoption was on the increase. There was significant market potential and a high degree of confidence that 25m global IoT connections…

Industry views: A collaborative approach to tackling Smishing

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MEF’s SMS SenderID Protection Registry helps identify and block fraudulent SMS texts, protecting consumers, legitimate businesses and organisations falling victim to text messaging scams. Known as ‘Smishing’ criminals send bogus texts which appear to come from a trusted sender. The Registry allows organisations to register the message headers used when…

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…

The future of business messaging: Cloud based, RCS shopping and IoT

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How should companies be preparing for the next stage of business messaging? Taken from the new MEF Future of Messaging Guide 2020, we spoke to Jeff Bak, VP of Cloud Messaging Product Management at Syniverse, about what the future holds for business messaging and its users.

Securing global IoT connectivity – Dawood Ghalaieny, CEO ZARIOT

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ZARIOT is a new independent company providing secure SIM cards for the IoT connectivity needs of global enterprises. MEFTV Spoke to the CEO Dawood Ghalaieny about the new business. Dawood sees the ‘connected chaos’ in IoT as manufacturers are placing SIM cards in a wide range of devices with little…

Addressing the Identity of Things is key to growing the IoT ecosystem

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Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT and COO and SVP for IoT at market intelligence and advisory specialists CCS Insight Martin Garner explore the issue of identity and access management, the opportunities and challenges surrounding the Identity of Things and key topics such as zero touch onboarding and digital twins.

Covid-19 puts IoT security firmly in the spotlight

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MEF IoT Advisor Andrew Parkin-White explores the issues surrounding IoT security and how the Covid-19 virus will affect its development. With our members, MEF has been exploring IoT security and how it is key to growing the overall IoT ecosystem. The question is therefore, will IoT security become more of…

5 minutes with… Telecoming

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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, COO Roberto Monge shares an update on Telecoming. What are Telecoming’s main goals? After more than 12 years of expanding our activity on the mobile industry,…

5 minutes with… Evina

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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, CEO David Lotfi introduces cyber security specialists Evina. We are an independent cybersecurity company with a unique focus that enables us to not only keep our…

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…

Artificial Intelligence – Friend or foe?

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Stein Hansen, founder and CEO of OpenSky Consulting, explores the state of artificial intelligence and the companies and stakeholders coming to grips with its countless applications. How will AI be used to enhance our daily lives and what risks does it pose when mishandled or abused?

The death of cash: greatly exaggerated?

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In this guest post, fintech and digital finance specialists Mondato explore the role of cash in a post-COVID 19 society – does the pandemic spell the end of ‘traditional’ payments already under pressure from the growing digital payment sector? The death of cash has been foretold for years. Among other…

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…
MEF Global Forum

Cutting edge start-ups set to impress at MEFGF13

An ever-popular highlight at MEF events, next week at MEFGF13 we will be showcasing the hottest technology trends from early-stage start-ups from the Valley. On 14th November as part of the Innovation Day in association with Silicon Valley Bank and supported by Mooreland Partners and KPMG at NestGSV’s Redwood City…
Sam Hill
November 8, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 4th 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 20 Per Cent of UK’s Online Christmas Sales will be Mobile Mobile Marketing…
Sam Hill
November 8, 2013
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Standing room only for MEF privacy workshop at AppsWorld Europe

Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak wasn’t the only draw at last month’s AppsWorld expo in London. More than 60 developers crammed into the Tech World workshop to hear about AppPrivacy – MEF’s free privacy policy generator. MEF Chair Andrew Bud hosted a panel including Martin Fanning, a partner at international law firm Dentons,…
Sam Hill
November 7, 2013
AnalyticsGuest blog

Digital Content Adoption: Can Analytics Bridge the Gap?

Juan Jose De La Torre, VP of Strategy & Corporate Development and Meghali Sharma, Competitive Intelligence Analyst at Intigral return to the MEF Minute to explore digital content adoption and the crucial role analytics have in making smart business decisions. Juan Jose De La Torre Our previous blog debated the evolution of digital…
Sam Hill
November 4, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 28th October

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 China's Smartphone Explosion: The Top Opportunities In The World's Largest Mobile Market Business…
Sam Hill
November 1, 2013
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Distimo & MEF Report on Worldwide App Store Trends

Ahead of the first MEF Global Forum in San Francisco on the 14-15th November, MEF has teamed up with app store analytics leader Distimo to release a free report showcasing global trends across the Apple and Google App stores in 16 different countries. As well as analysis of download volumes and…
Sam Hill
October 30, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 21st October

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 Mobile privacy debate moves in-store as retailers mull Wi-Fi investments Mobile Marketer New…
Sam Hill
October 25, 2013

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