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The Evolving IoT Connectivity Landscape

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
During MEF Connects Wholesale, MEF IoT advisor Andrew Parkin-White was joined by a panel of experts to explore market development in IoT connectivity comprising: Fernando Llobregat Baena, Head of IoT Sales for Enterprise, BICS, Martin Garner, COO, CCS Insight, Olaf Giehl, Senior Project Manager, Telekom Carrier Services, Craig Price, SVP,…

Securing The Rich Messaging Experience

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
At MEF Connects Rich Communications one of the sessions focussed on what the industry needs to do to build the next wave of B2C communications on a trusted foundation that will help brands better engage consumers. Here, Tara Condon, Director of Product Marketing at iconectiv, shares the key themes of…

Creating Seamless Customer Experiences with Multichannel Orchestration

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
At MEF Connects Rich Communications Syniverse hosted a conversation, led by MEF’s Tim Green, on the efforts being made to combine multi-channel communication strategies with automated, rules-based orchestration. Here Jeff Bak, Syniverse’s VP of Product Management for Cloud Messaging services shares his main takeaways from the discussion, which you can…

The Evolution of Messaging – new channels, tools & technologies

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
At MEF Connects Rich Communications MMDSmart hosted a conversation on the Evolution of Messaging chat, led by renowned podcaster and event host Oisin Lunny. Here, MMDSmart’s Ira Cohen shares the major takeaways from the conversation. MEF Connects Rich Communications was a great opportunity to focus on the #futureofmessaging. New channels,…

Blockchain Podcast: EU Blockchain Sandbox – all play no gain?

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In this latest instalment of the regular MEF podcast on the world of Blockchain in telco, MEF CEO Dario Betti and blockchain expert Daniele Mensi talk about the European Commission (EC) announcement for a new blockchain "regulatory sandbox"; a 30-country pan-European initiative expected to be in place by 2022. Daniele…

Blockchain podcast: India’s anti-spam blockchain solution

| Mobile Content, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues. Dario Betti and Daniele Mensi continue their regular discussions on the status of the BlockChain industry in telecoms with a look at how Indian regulator TRAI and other industry players have working on an anti-spam solution based on blockchain technology. Daniele and Dario discuss…

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?

| Blockchain, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
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?

5 Minutes with… Wildfire

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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, Chief Revenue Officer Shawn Conahan introduces Wildfire. Wildfire is the creator of an award-winning platform that enables our partners to make the messages users send to…

Interview: How India is powering ahead in CPaaS

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More than 500m Indians own a smartphone. Is it any wonder the market is so advanced in terms of rich messaging? In this teaser for the MEF Connects Rich Communications virtual event, Rajdip Gupta, MD and Group CEO of Route Mobile, shares his experience... It took some organising to speak…

Interview: RCS – the pros, the cons, the rollout

| Enterprise Communications, Interviews | No Comments
Is RCS business messaging about to ‘pop’? Are MNOs and OEMs turning into true believers? Guillaume Le Mener, SVP of enterprise solutions at Mavenir, has a helicopter view of this exciting market. In this preview for MEF Connects Rich Communications virtual event, he shares what he’s seen…

Future Messaging: Top ten reasons you need to attend MEF Connects Rich Communications

| 10 things, Enterprise Communications | No Comments
MEF’s Joanne Lacey has been busy programming MEF Connects Rich Communications where all sessions have one common goal – to showcase the #futureofmessaging.. With one week to go she shares her top 10 reasons to attend the 3-day digital event starting 29th September. Expect lots of chat about omnichannel strategies.…

MEF Chair calls on Secretary of State DCMS for urgent action on Identity & Authentication in Open Letter

| Personal Data, Regulation | No Comments
Acting on a recent request from the Working Group of MEF’s Personal Data & Identity Programme – whose Members include senior executives from xConnect, digi.me, Preiskel & Co, mVine – earlier this week MEF Chair and CEO of iProov – the global leader in flexible biometric authentication and Genuine Presence…

How can Identity & Access Management accelerate digital transformation

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
That the Digital Identity & Authentication challenge is right at the heart of the online experience shouldn’t be news to anyone in the industry. It’s evolution away from the much-maligned but still ubiquitous ‘user-name & password’ paradigm is, for many, long overdue but a workable, standardised and robust solution (or…

The Evolution Of Internet Legislation In Brazil

| Personal Data, Regulation | No Comments
Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Pellon de Lima Advogados shares an update on the regulatory landscape in Brazil regarding data privacy and the state of the internet, detailed in a MEF briefing on the topic, available to download now. The Brazilian parliament is on the final stages…

Privacy, the GDPR implementation and competition enforcement

| Opinions, Personal Data | No Comments
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…

New whitepaper: Combatting Fraud in Mobile Content

| DCB Fraud, Industry Views, Mobile Content | No Comments
Wherever there are digital transactions, there is the risk of fraud. Mobile content is no exception, with ever-evolving methods to defraud customers, mobile content providers, payment aggregators and MNOs. All stakeholders must be aware of the fraud types and their differing impacts in order to align on best practice, limit…

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

| Industry Views, Internet of Things | No Comments
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

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views | No Comments
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

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views, Mobile Content | No Comments
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…

The Evolving IoT Connectivity Landscape

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
During MEF Connects Wholesale, MEF IoT advisor Andrew Parkin-White was joined by a panel of experts to explore market development in IoT connectivity comprising: Fernando Llobregat Baena, Head of IoT Sales for Enterprise, BICS, Martin Garner, COO, CCS Insight, Olaf Giehl, Senior Project Manager, Telekom Carrier Services, Craig Price, SVP,…

MEF Connects Wholesale: Evolution of the IoT Connectivity Landscape

| Internet of Things | No Comments
MEF IoT Advisor Andrew Parkin-White looks ahead to next week’s MEF Connects Wholesale event, and taking a deep dive on IoT connectivity with an expert panel session exploring the changing IoT landscape, key drivers for IoT connectivity and which segments, applications and regions hold the best opportunities for growth and…

Mobile Business Confidence Index: Sentiment is high in the industry

| Analytics, Internet of Things, Mobile Content | No Comments
Dario Betti, MEF CEO, comments on the results of MEF’s new quarterly check on industry expectations for revenue. We last reported the Business Confidence Index during the 2008-2010 economic crisis and had decided to bring it back to monitor the post-pandemic economy across the mobile ecosystem. MEF has collected the…

MEF Data: Connecting with smart devices

| Internet of Things, MEF Data | No Comments
Get key insights from MEF’s 6th Global Smartphone User Survey – this week, looking at Mobile Payments (pre- Covid-19). Smart devices include IoT, smart watches, smart cars and other devices connected and controlled via a smartphone. China is a clear leader, with high penetration of smart watches. The market reports…

5 Minutes with… Wildfire

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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, Chief Revenue Officer Shawn Conahan introduces Wildfire. Wildfire is the creator of an award-winning platform that enables our partners to make the messages users send to…

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

| 5 minutes with, Enterprise Communications, Interviews, Mobile Payments | 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, 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.…

DMEXCO @home – What To Expect

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DMEXCO @home motto ‘Attitude Matters‘ is absolutely on ‘Zeitgeist’ as the community and new ticket holders prepare to gather on the platform, September 23 & 24. A DMEXCO report highlighted that the majority of respondents believe that the digital industry must demonstrate a clear attitude and that companies have a…

Global Carrier Billing: The Survey So Far

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Chris Silberberg, Programme Manager for the upcoming Global Carrier Billing Summit, shares takeaways from their recent survey examining the state of the Carrier Billing industry in 2020. For this year’s Global Carrier Billing Summit we are bringing you our Global Carrier Billing Survey, with support from our valued partners the…

DMEXCO @home – New 5G and cloud-based services will transform our lives

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Ahead of DMEXCO@home on the 23rd and 24th September, Europe’s leading digital marketing and tech event, this year going all digital, Harald Behnke, Director of CX Strategy for EMEA at Oracle shares insights into the potential of 5G and how it will shape our connected futures.

Analysis of a SMS Bank Phishing Campaign in Ireland

| Enterprise Communications, Guest blog | No Comments
In this guest post, Cathal McDaid, Chief Technology Officer at AdaptiveMobile Security takes a detailed look at a recent SMS phishing campaign undertaken against an Irish bank, and documents some new twists to the attack not seen before in the hope of preventing their effectiveness elsewhere.
MEF Connects MWC

MEF @ MWC 2014

MWC 2014 is over for another year. We will be sharing all the photos and member news from the show in the coming days on the blog but wanted to give you some quick highlights to wrap up what has been a fantastic week of debate, international networking, member meetings…
Sam Hill
February 28, 2014
News Roundup

MWC 2014: Mobile News Round-up

This week the mobile industry once again descended on Barcelona's Fira Gran Via for the biggest mobile exhibition in the world, to see the latest cutting edge technologies and innovations coming our way in 2014. Aside from the ubiquitous reportage on Mark Zuckerberg's keynote and Samsung’s new flagship phone, media…
Sam Hill
February 27, 2014
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 17th February

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 Why did Facebook buy WhatsApp? Techradar Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $16 billion…
Sam Hill
February 21, 2014
10 things

10 Things You Need To Know about Ringback Tones

Customizable ringback tones for mobile devices have long been available to consumers to personalize their calling experience. Today, RealNetworks is focused on re-inventing the ways people personalize their devices, with a particular emphasis on the ringback tone. Ken Murphy, EMEA Vice President of RealNetworks’ Mobile Entertainment division, is a 20-year veteran…
Sam Hill
February 20, 2014
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 10th February

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 BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is…
Sam Hill
February 14, 2014
AfricaGuest blogVAS

Improving Mobile Services for the Bottom of the Pyramid in Africa

Africa has the fastest growing mobile market in the world and opportunities to use mobile technologies for social upliftment abound. More Africans have access to mobile phones that to clean water and by 2016, predictions indicate that approximately one billion people in Africa will have access to a handset. As a mobile-first (and often…
Sam Hill
February 11, 2014
MEF Global ForumMEFTV

Innovation Series Part 2: Meet the MEFGF13 Start-ups

As part of the Innovation Day at #MEFGF13 delegates were treated to pitches from some of the hottest early-stage start-ups based in Silicon Valley showcasing mobile technology innovation. Hosted at NestGSV’s Redwood City campus, MEFTV was on hand to speak to the execs behind these potential future tech giants –…
Sam Hill
February 7, 2014
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 3rd February

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 Apple removes world's most popular bitcoin wallet from App Store Wired Apple has…
Sam Hill
February 7, 2014

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