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MEF Connects Business Messaging: an event reflecting high sprits

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MEF CEO Dario Betti reflects on this week’s first ever MEF Connects Business Messaging. Over 3 days and 30 hours of live programming with 115 speakers, including 18 CEO’s and 1000+ registrants, MEF brought together the ecosystem to learn more about the potential of Messaging in Business.

MEF’s 20th Anniversary – Reflecting on the successes of the ecosystem

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MEF is celebrating its 20th Anniversary from its official inception, an important milestone that deserve to be marked but also an excuse to look back at the two decades of innovation in the mobile ecosystem. Dario Betti, MEF CEO invited reflection from Andrew Bud, the Chairman of MEF and one…

Cloud, advertising, and IDFA: Three key mobile game trends for 2021

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George Jijiashvili, Senior Analyst at Omdia is joined by Jonathan Stringfield, VP at Activision Blizzard Media, Kristan Rivers, CEO at AdInMo and Juan Francisco Di Nucci CEO at AWG, to unpick the current key trends in the mobile games industry and identify opportunities for the broader mobile ecosystem.

Education & the future of the Mobile Ecosystem

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MEF Programme Director James Williams hosted a panel discussion exploring how the mobile tech industry is performing with regards to education and getting the world’s population connected. Over half of all web traffic worldwide comes from mobile users and it is clear that mobile internet usage is increasing rapidly. According…

Blockchain podcast: Digital Games – can Blockchain challenge Direct Carrier Billing payments?

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This week: Digital gaming and payments. There is a lot of interest in new payment systems for games on mobile, with discussion on app store charges shedding more light on some of the newer alternatives. Can Blockchain crypto-currencies become a replacement for making payments in games?

Blockchain podcast: What GameStop shows – trends in financial markets applicable to telecoms

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This week the podcast takes a look at the recent developments in the financial markets where decentralized access to the market is challenging some of the ‘normal’ structure and flows. Interestingly there are parallels between what the world of finance is experiencing and the impact of technologies on telecoms. Join…

Blockchain podcast: Demystifying DeFi – Decentralized finance

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This week; Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor on & Dario Betti Blockchains discuss the impact of an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks, and instead utilizes blockchains and smart contracts. DeFi has the potential to disrupt the world's financial…

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

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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…

5 Minutes with… iBASIS

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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, Ricardo Martins, VP of Global Messaging introduces iBASIS. In fact very simple; we are the carriers’ carrier: iBASIS carries the international voice, mobile data and messaging…

5 minutes with… Intis 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 Andrey Insarov introduces instant telecoms specialist Intis Telecom. What does Intis Telecom do? We like to say we are a company that specialises in exactly…

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.

TIK TOK Banned in Italy – Again, Digital Identity Matters

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Tiktok, the popular video sharing app, has been banned in Italy after the tragic death of a young girl who copied a dangerous trend she saw on the platform. MEF CEO Dario Betti examines how the app’s failure to verify and enforce its own rules around user age reflect a…

GDPR fines: a 40% increase in 2020

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GDPR fines are becoming more common. European Authorities are now showing their teeth with new research from global law firm DLA Piper, showing what MEF has been telling its members for a while: the first year or after implementation was a ‘free pass’ a learning period for the industry and…

The 5G data privacy ethics dilemma

| Mobile Content, Personal Data | No Comments
At the recent 5G Techritory online event, the 3rd-annual Baltic Sea Region 5G ecosystem forum, MEF CEO Dario Betti was part of an expert panel discussing the ethics surrounding 5G data privacy. The panel explored how 5G might look at apps and services on top of the network and identify…

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…

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

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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?

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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…

MEF Connects Innovators – Is eSIM set to become a true gamechanger for IoT?

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MEF Connects Innovators sessions are all available to watch on demand – In this panel – Andrew Parkin-White, MEF IoT Programme Director, was joined by David Hambling – CEO Asia Pacific, Pod Group, Steffen Sorrell – Chief of Research, Kaleido Intelligence and Michel Zwijnenberg – Investor and Consultant. This discussion…

MEF Connects Wholesale – In Conversation With Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

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MEF Connects Wholesale sessions are all available to watch on demand – In this session, Olaf Giehl, Senior Project Manager, Telekom Global Carrier, speaks to MEF IoT Advisor, Andrew Parkin-White about two interlinked projects – critical IoT and the premium IPX. The IPX is the roaming platform for all mobile…

eSIM poised to transform consumer and IoT connectivity

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, is joined by Steffen Sorrell, Chief of Research at Kaleido Intelligence, to discuss their latest report – eSIM Market Outlook, investigating how eSIM is opening up new opportunities for and presenting challenges to enterprises and service providers. The traditional SIM has been based on…

The Future of Global IoT Connectivity – your questions answered

| Internet of Things, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Following the publication of a new MEF whitepaper on the topic, Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, discussed key issues on market development in IoT global connectivity with an expert panel. Here the panel tackle some of your questions from the discussion that were left unanswered. The webinar on 3rd…

5 Minutes with… iBASIS

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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, Ricardo Martins, VP of Global Messaging introduces iBASIS. In fact very simple; we are the carriers’ carrier: iBASIS carries the international voice, mobile data and messaging…

5 minutes with… Intis 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 Andrey Insarov introduces instant telecoms specialist Intis Telecom. What does Intis Telecom do? We like to say we are a company that specialises in exactly…

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.

Is Covid The “Big Bang” Of Digital Payments?

| Guest blog, Mobile Payments | No Comments
Fintech specialists Mondato recently hosted a webinar in partnership with MEF on ‘Innovative Approaches to Commercializing Digital Payments.’ The panel consisted of digital finance practitioners with global reach, and the rapid evolution of the payment space has been noticed and felt by all, but particularly in emerging markets.

The Road To Digital: How telco operators are digitally transforming their sales channels

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MEF Member and mobile tech specialists Upstream share details of a new report, offering insights into how telcos are coping with digital transformation in a post-COVID landscape, available to download now. To say that 2020 had been a disruptive year for businesses would be understating it, but disruption isn’t always…

Guest post: Kr3pto Puppeteer Kits – Dynamic Phishing Targeting UK Bank Customers

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Ian Matthews, CEO at WMC Global presents an overview of a worrying new phishing threat to mobile users identified by the WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team, and outlines in detail some of the ways to mitigate such attacks and what consumers and businesses should do to defend their data. At…

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…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 9th December

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 We’re All Mobile Now Mobile Marketing Magazine Mobile phones are more addictive than…
Sam Hill
December 13, 2013
Privacy

Mobile gaming for kids: stay on the right side of the law

The UK government recently shone a light on the underhand techniques some developers used to get kids and their parents to spend more on in-app purchases. Here MEF’s Senior Advisor for Policy & Initiatives, Simon Bates takes a look at the right and the wrong ways to involve kids in the app…
Sam Hill
December 6, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 2nd December

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 Tablets Are Becoming More Important Than Smartphones For Online Shopping, But Retailers Aren't…
Sam Hill
December 6, 2013
Guest blogMobile AdvertisingPrivacySecurity

What’s the Deal with Adware on Android?

In most cases, the “free” Android applications you download from Google’s Play store aren’t free at all. These developers aren’t just developing apps for you out of the kindness of their collective hearts. Like most online services that don’t ask for the traditional up-front payment, the mobile application profit-model relies…
Sam Hill
December 5, 2013
10 things

Ten top mobile security tips you need to know

In today’s world, most things are documented, stored and communicated through our digital devices, be it a smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices. Keeping these safe involves more than just preventing intrusion by malicious software but actually physically protecting these devices, as you would with other important things in your…
Sam Hill
November 29, 2013
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Meffys 2013 – All the Nominees and Winners

Earlier this month MEFTV met the Meffys 2013 nominees and winners at the Gala Awards Dinner in San Francisco. Watch backstage interviews with all of the winners below or check out all of the finalists by award category. It's a fascinating round-up of the best in mobile content and commerce…
Sam Hill
November 29, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 25th 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 Premium SMS flameout opens door to improved opt-in rates Mobile Marketer With AT&T,…
Sam Hill
November 29, 2013
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