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Webinar: Cookies Digital on the immense potential of mobile eSports

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Content | No Comments
The global audience for eSports is a remarkable 532 million. Unsurprisingly, the mobile ecosystem sees great potential in the space. Cookies Digital has already made its move, as it explains in a MEF Webinar… The rise of eSports has to be one of the most surprising facets of popular culture.…

RCS, Come On Down, The Commercial Model Is Right!

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
MEF Director of Programmes James Williams provides an overview of the recent MEF Webinar, where an all-star panel of experts dive into the current state of RCS and provide a comprehensive overview of what exactly it is, and what commercial models and services it will make possible. Asked what RCS…

Embedded Finance As A Real Driver For Growth In The Telecommunications Ecosystem

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Payments | No Comments
MEF Director of Programmes James Williams shares his takeaways from a recent event in London which focussed on “embedded finance” and “super apps”. To find out what they both are, and how their worlds collide, James moderated a panel at the event with an all-star cast of industry insiders, to…

With Passwords Everywhere, How Do Enterprises And End-Users Need To Adapt To Mitigate Threats?

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Content, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF Programme Director James Williams shares highlights from a recent live discussion around authentication, digging into the topic of how enterprises and consumers need to change their behaviours in the face of ever more sophisticated risks of fraud. Lee Suker from Sinch approached me about the idea of putting together…

Blockchain podcast: Facebook in Crypto – what’s the new, new plan?

| Blockchain, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Blockchain advisor Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. Facebook’s blockchain project has changed again. In the third podcast episode dedicated to Libra’s story Daniele Mensi and Dario Betti discuss…

Blockchain podcast: Has crypto gone mainstream?

| Blockchain, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Blockchain advisor Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week: 100 million users are using cryptocurrency right now, is the crypto world finally turning into a mass-market payment system?…

Blockchain podcast: Fan Tokens and NFT

| Carrier Billing, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Blockchain advisor Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week: If you are a media, sports, or art company you should probably pay attention to the new way to…

Blockchain podcast: Coinbase

| Carrier Billing, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Blockchain advisor Daniele Mensi’s regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week: Coinbase. Cryptocurrency broker Coinbase’s listing on the NASDAQ for $76 billion was a step towards legitimacy for the world…

Interview: Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, Open Identity Exchange

| Digital Identity, Interviews, MEFTV, Personal Data | No Comments
The world is finally getting to grips with digital identity. Governments and tech providers are building innovative solutions. How do these ideas work? How are they different? Can they work together? The Open Identity Exchange was set up to answer these questions. In an exclusive interview, MEF Features Editor Tim…

Meet the MEFFYS Winners: Personal Contribution to Sustainability

| Interviews, MEF @ MWC, MEFTV | No Comments
MEFTV caught up with the winners of the MEFFYS mobile awards during the show in Barcelona, to find out more about each company and their winning entries. The recipient of a special award for their contribution to sustainability in the mobile industry was Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO of identity…

Meet the MEFFYS Winners: AWG Games

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MEFTV caught up with the winners of the recent MEFFYS mobile awards during the show, to find out more about each company and their winning entries. The recipient of the Content and advertising category was Avatar World Group’s AWG Games – a Cloud Gaming solution that offers a premium experience…

A historical perspective of the USA Wireless market

| Connectivity, Interviews | No Comments
To understand today’s wireless market in the USA you need to grasp how it has developed over the last 40 years. Dario Betti interviews Rob Pegoraro, the telecom journalist and commentator on the Wireless Industry in North America. Robert followed much of the market development as the Washington Post personal-tech…

Interview: Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, Open Identity Exchange

| Digital Identity, Interviews, MEFTV, Personal Data | No Comments
The world is finally getting to grips with digital identity. Governments and tech providers are building innovative solutions. How do these ideas work? How are they different? Can they work together? The Open Identity Exchange was set up to answer these questions. In an exclusive interview, MEF Features Editor Tim…

The Personal Data & Identity Meeting of the Waters

| Guest blog, Opinions, Personal Data | No Comments
Michael Becker, speaks with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, global thought-leaders in all things personal data and identity about the personal data and identity marketplace.   The personal data and identity marketplace can be summed up in one word: “value.” During my discussion with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, we asked…

Cellular Solutions for Identity Verification

| Digital Identity, Personal Data | No Comments
We are pleased to introduce MEF’s short insight report on Cellular Solutions for Identity Verification for enterprises. The content is taken from MEF’s first survey looking at Enterprise Personal Data, Identification, Verification and Authentication researched in 2021. We have spoken to senior individuals in 450 enterprises of varying sizes in…

With Passwords Everywhere, How Do Enterprises And End-Users Need To Adapt To Mitigate Threats?

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Content, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF Programme Director James Williams shares highlights from a recent live discussion around authentication, digging into the topic of how enterprises and consumers need to change their behaviours in the face of ever more sophisticated risks of fraud. Lee Suker from Sinch approached me about the idea of putting together…

Need-to-know: 10 takeaways on PIX instant payments in Brazil

| Industry Views, MEF Global, MEF LatAm, Mobile Payments | No Comments
PIX is an instant payment ecosystem launched in Brazil October 2020 which in one year of use has managed to exceed 110m users. To understand more, we spoke to Valter Pinheiro, Head of PIX and Digital Cash at Itaú, one of Brazil’s biggest banks, to share his view on what’s…

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 growth, 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…

Enterprise IoT Supplier Opportunities

| Internet of Things | No Comments
We are pleased to introduce MEF’s short insight report that highlights some of the key opportunities for suppliers that are apparent from the IoT Enterprise Survey. We spoke to senior individuals with responsibility for IoT in 450 organisations ranging from 250 employees to large undertakings across nine key global markets…

5 Connectivity Elements for IoT success

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The internet of things (IoT) is the new frontier in a world where data is king. Businesses are investing in IoT to improve their operations and meet customer needs. But how do you know which strategy is right for you? MEF IoT Project Director Nassia Skoulikariti shares the lowdown on…

IoT in Brazil

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MEF’s short insight report examines the dynamics and evolution of the IoT market in Brazil, taking a deep dive into what is fuelling the Brazilian IoT market including market drivers, connectivity, and innovation. We spoke to senior individuals with responsibility for IoT in 450 organisations ranging from 250 employees to…

Customer Experience in a data driven world

| Internet of Things | No Comments
MEF IoT Project Director Nassia Skoulikariti recently gathered a stellar line up of expert speakers to celebrate Women’s History month and talk about the important role of Customer Experience. Here she shares an overview of the discussion and the key takeaways from the debate. Customer experience, or CX, is the…

5 Minutes with… Alchemy Telco

| 5 minutes with, Interviews | 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, President and CFO Kim Buller introduces Alchemy Telco. Alchemy Telco is a self stacking CPaaS – “communication platform as a service”. We create platforms and products…

5 Minutes with… Enabld

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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 Enabld. Enabld is a modern European IT House specialized in CPaaS enablement, and Telecommunications Software development. Our mission: Enabling Telcos and Service Providers to…

5 Minutes with… SMSPortal

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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 Charles Stretch introduces multichannel communication specialist SMSPortal. We are Africa’s largest cloud communications platform specialising in Application to Peer/Person (A2P) messaging. Our API creates an…

5 Minutes with… IPification

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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 Stefan Kostić introduces mobile authentication experts IPification. IPification is building the backbone for mobile authentication of today and tomorrow: authentication that is secure, and seamless…

The Personal Data & Identity Meeting of the Waters

| Guest blog, Opinions, Personal Data | No Comments
Michael Becker, speaks with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, global thought-leaders in all things personal data and identity about the personal data and identity marketplace.   The personal data and identity marketplace can be summed up in one word: “value.” During my discussion with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, we asked…

MCP Insight: Mobile Malware Update

| Guest blog, Mobile Content | No Comments
Mobile compliance and fraud specialist company, MCP Insight continually tests and validates potential issues coming from websites or malicious applications. Here they share learnings from a recent case study looking at a malicious application called “Blood Pressure Tracker App” The malicious nature of the application enables it to open an…

LEOs and other extra-terrestrials to the rescue

| Guest blog, Mobile Content | No Comments
Shiv Putcha, Principal Analyst at emerging tech specialists Mandala Insights, takes a look at the growth of satellite based communications service providers, and particularly the growing role of Low Earth Orbit architectures – what are they and why have they now become popular amongst providers?

Personal Data & Identity In One Word: Value

| Guest blog, Opinions, Personal Data | No Comments
Michael Becker, speaks with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, global thought-leaders in all things personal data and identity about the personal data and identity marketplace.   The personal data and identity marketplace can be summed up in one word: “value.” During my discussion with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, we asked…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, May 6th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. Headlines this week include...  Meta announces plans to monetize the Metaverse, and creators are not happy,  Will Apple build its own blockchain?, Location-based mobile games like Pokémon Go may help alleviate depression and much more... Meta, the company formerly…
Sam Hill
May 6, 2022
Guest blogOpinionsPersonal Data

The Personal Data & Identity Meeting of the Waters

Michael Becker, speaks with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, global thought-leaders in all things personal data and identity about the personal data and identity marketplace.   The personal data and identity marketplace can be summed up in one word: “value.” During my discussion with Liz Brandt, CEO at Ctrl-Shift, we asked…
Sam Hill
May 6, 2022
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news round-up, May 3rd

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… In this day and age, where so many in-person interactions have been replaced with remote engagements, digital transformation has become fundamental. As a result, businesses and consumers are relying on their…
Sam Hill
May 3, 2022
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, April 29th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. Headlines this week include...  Meta announces plans to monetize the Metaverse, and creators are not happy,  Will Apple build its own blockchain?, Location-based mobile games like Pokémon Go may help alleviate depression and much more... Meta, the company formerly…
Sam Hill
April 29, 2022
Event Roundup

MEF Member Meetup Mumbai – In pictures

On April 13th and 14th MEF Members and guests from across the Business Messaging industry gathered in Mumbai India, to discuss a host of issues facing the sector, including trust, security, the role of MNOs, commercial models and how the benefits of Business Messaging can be brought to a wider…
Sam Hill
April 27, 2022
Guest blogMobile Content

MCP Insight: Mobile Malware Update

Mobile compliance and fraud specialist company, MCP Insight continually tests and validates potential issues coming from websites or malicious applications. Here they share learnings from a recent case study looking at a malicious application called “Blood Pressure Tracker App” The malicious nature of the application enables it to open an…
Sam Hill
April 26, 2022
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news round-up, April 25th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, has expanded its European capabilities with…
Sam Hill
April 25, 2022
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