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Predator or Bait? Defining corporate strategy in the current conditions for messaging and CPaaS mergers and acquisitions

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Paul Ruppert, President, Global Point View Ltd, shares an overview of the discussion held in a recent MEF webinar, “Mergers & Acquisitions in Messaging & CPaaS”, where a panel of industry insiders explored the recent trends observed across the mobile tech ecosystem. Has messaging gone from “bleak”- a low margin,…

Ten take-aways from MEF’s anti-fraud webinar

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Which MNO reduced fraud by 14x? What does PIN entry to do completion rates? And how can you tell if a $99 in-app payment is made by a fraudulent bot or an 11 year old on his Dad’s phone? These questions and more were answered in a MEF’s anti-fraud webinar……

On Demand – Google Business Messages

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
At MEF Connects Rich Communications Katie Osberg, who leads Global Retail Partnerships for Google Business Communications, spoke about the new Google Business Messages and how enterprises can now connect with their customers directly via Google. Google has built digital tools to help connect brands and consumers, including the ability to…

On Demand – Analyst Briefing: Consumer behaviours & rich communications

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At MEF Connects Rich Communications Giulio Sinibaldi – Senior Analyst @ Research, Analysys Mason shared findings from their recent 2020 Connected Consumer Survey. The presentation provided insights into consumers’ mobile communication behaviour from 24 countries across 5 regions, focused on OTT apps, P2P communication and A2P communication, examining the impact…

Libra: Simpler, nimbler, authorised – a new Blockchain chapter for Facebook

| Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Daniele  Mensi's regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week; an update on Facebook's Libra. A new strategy update for Facebook's sponsored consortium for blockchain payments. Facebook has announced it will…

Will Paypal bring bitcoin payments to the masses?

| Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with Dario Betti and Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week – Paypal has announced support for the blockchain cryptocurrency – will this have an impact on people, and then on the online and…

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…

5 minutes with… LANCK Telecom

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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 Alexey Yanson introduces LANCK Telecom. LANCK Telecom is an international B2B communications provider, offering customers worldwide connectivity and innovative solutions for voice communication, business messaging…

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

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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 Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

Scratch me I’m an engineer – a chat with Andrew Bud CBE FREng

| Digital Identity, Fireside Chat, Personal Data | No Comments
Andrew Bud is known as a successful entrepreneur in messaging, payments, and identity verification – and we should add as chair of MEF. However, he says he is an engineer at heart. If you are considering how to approach your career or interested to emulate iProov’s success here is an…

5 minutes with… Avatar World 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, Commercial Director Tomas Cohen introduces Avatar World Group. Avatar World Group develops technology to monetize digital content and services, offering solutions for every link of the…

Scratch me I’m an engineer – a chat with Andrew Bud CBE FREng

| Digital Identity, Fireside Chat, Personal Data | No Comments
Andrew Bud is known as a successful entrepreneur in messaging, payments, and identity verification – and we should add as chair of MEF. However, he says he is an engineer at heart. If you are considering how to approach your career or interested to emulate iProov’s success here is an…

MEF Briefing: Identity & Authentication Today Whitepaper

| Digital Identity, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF’s recent whitepaper Identity & Authentication Today parts 1 and 2, dealt with explaining aspects of today’s Identity & Authentication sector that businesses need to understand to enable them to optimise their existing IAM processes to best effect. Members of the PD&I working group met recently to discuss the whitepaper,…

Fireside Chat – Julian Ranger introduces Consentry

| Personal Data | One Comment
In his career, Julian Ranger has foreseen new markets, taken risks, and achieved impressive results. He revolutionized military aviation in his 20s, sold his business to Lockheed Martin in 2005 then became an early mover in the personal data economy and data portability with Digi.me. In 2020 he is now…

New whitepaper: Business SMS, SIM Farms and the Data Protection Risk

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme was founded in 2015 to align best practices and sustain business messaging as a trusted channel for businesses to communicate with their customers. As new business communications channels evolve, SMS remains key thanks to its ubiquity. However, use of unauthorised routes such as SIM Farms…

New whitepaper: Business SMS, SIM Farms and the Data Protection Risk

| Enterprise Communications, Industry Views, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme was founded in 2015 to align best practices and sustain business messaging as a trusted channel for businesses to communicate with their customers. As new business communications channels evolve, SMS remains key thanks to its ubiquity. However, use of unauthorised routes such as SIM Farms…

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…

Q1 2021 MEF Business Confidence Index: Sentiment is high but winter is coming…

| Analytics, Internet of Things, MEF Data, Mobile Content | No Comments
The results from the latest of MEF’s new quarterly check on industry expectations for revenue – the Business Confidence Index (BCI) – reveal just how the mobile ecosystem is performing during the pandemic: key mobile sectors are expecting sustained growth during Q1 2021, even after a strong Q4 2020. However,…

How will the IoT connectivity landscape evolve in the coming years?

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David Hambling, CEO of Pod Group Asia Pacific, examines the issues and challenges surrounding the development of the mobile connectivity landscape over the coming years. Connectivity is a key enabler of IoT. Just as the number of active devices is forecast to grow over the next ten years, so too…

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…

5 minutes with… LANCK Telecom

| 5 minutes with, Enterprise Communications | 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 Alexey Yanson introduces LANCK Telecom. LANCK Telecom is an international B2B communications provider, offering customers worldwide connectivity and innovative solutions for voice communication, business messaging…

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

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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 Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

5 minutes with… Avatar World 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, Commercial Director Tomas Cohen introduces Avatar World Group. Avatar World Group develops technology to monetize digital content and services, offering solutions for every link of the…

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…

DMEXCO @home – What To Expect

| Event, Guest blog | No Comments
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.
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
MEFTVPress ReleasePrivacy

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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