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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

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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,…

On Demand: MEF Connects Wholesale – The Evolution of Voice

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At MEF Connects Wholesale Erik van Stokkkom Ambassador for GCCM speaks to three industry leaders about their Voice Strategies, growth drivers for the industry and the challenges facing the continuing evolution of voice.

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

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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?

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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?

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

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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

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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.…

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

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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

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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.…

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

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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

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views, Mobile Content | 2 Comments
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…

MEF Connects Wholesale: Evolution of the IoT Connectivity Landscape

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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

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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…

The 20-Year Growth Story of Wi-Fi

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Tiago Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) shares a preview of the upcoming discussion in this week’s MEF webinar on Thursday, 3 September, exploring the 20 year growth story of Wi-Fi, and the future roles of WiFi6 and 5G in connectivity for business. 2019 marked the…

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.

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, DCB Fraud, 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

| DCB Fraud, 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.
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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
Guest blogMEF Asia

Ten Things you need to know about the Thai Mobile Market

Known for its creative Advertising approach, exceptional hospitality, amazing natural wonders and exotic (spicy) food; Thailand has also become a sizzling hot tech startup hub in Asia. A wide range of industry events such as Mobile Monday and WebMob take place regularly, and an expanding presence of Venture Capital funds,…
Sam Hill
October 24, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 14th 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 EBay pins hope on local services to drive mobile growth Mobile Commerce Daily…
Sam Hill
October 18, 2013
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[Infographic] The Future of Mobility

Mobile workforce management solution firm Click Software have produced this smart infographic on the future of mobility, with some nice insights on mobile habits and trends. Seen or created an informative mobile infographic? Let us know.
Sam Hill
October 17, 2013
Guest blogMEF Middle East

Countdown to GSMA Mobile 360 – Middle East

Next week the Middle East mobile community will gather for Gitex Technology Week. As well as hosting MEF Connects Dubai on 22nd October, MEF is supporting the GSMA's first ever Mobile 360 Series event to be held in Dubai. Here, Chief Marketing Officer Michael O’Hara explains what delegates can expect from the event and…
Sam Hill
October 16, 2013
MEF Global ForumMeffys

Finalists and host announced for 10th Annual Meffys Celebration

MEF today revealed the shortlist for the upcoming 10th annual Meffys awards, being held in Silicon Valley as part of the inaugural MEF Global Forum 2013 conference on the 14th and 15th November. After a grueling judging marathon (Meffys entrants are shortlisted by an international panel of over 40 journalists, academics, analysts and VCs)…
Sam Hill
October 15, 2013

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