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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

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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…

Will Paypal bring bitcoin payments to the masses?

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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

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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.

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

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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…

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…

Mobile Business Confidence Index: Sentiment is high in the industry

| Analytics, Internet of Things, MEF Data, 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…

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.

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

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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.
5 minutes withEnterprise Communications

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

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.
Sam Hill
November 19, 2020
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News round-up, November 16th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Croatia’s leading software company and global cloud communications provider Infobip said it signed a definite agreement with US firm Amdocs to acquire mobile messaging solutions provider OpenMarket for a gross cash…
Sam Hill
November 16, 2020
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up, November 13th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Industry groups urge Europe to reject privacy proposal, mobile, social and video will continue driving digital economy and commerce in 2021, how eSIM is revolutionizing mobile and IoT and much more… Industry associations GSMA and ETNO called…
Sam Hill
November 13, 2020
Mobile PaymentsPodcasts

Will Paypal bring bitcoin payments to the masses?

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…
Sam Hill
November 12, 2020
Mobile ContentMobile Gaming

Why this is the time for Cloud Gaming

Juan Francisco Di Nucci, CEO of digital content monetisation specialists Avatar World Group shares more detail about their cloud gaming offering, and explains why the sector is ready to really take off. Cloud technology and entertainment are already linked. Everything happens there. And physical supports are no longer mandatory for…
Sam Hill
November 10, 2020

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