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MEF Connects Business Messaging Use Cases: What Will be Hot in 2021?

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
Michael Power, CEO of Engage Mobile leads a session held during MEF Connects Business Messaging, focusing on the new business messaging use cases brands need to be aware of in 2021. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of brands, and this session takes a closer look at…

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

| MEF Webinars & Workshops | One Comment
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.

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…

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

| Carrier Billing, Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
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

| Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
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…

MEF 1:1s – Cheetah Digital

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Director of Programmes James Williams caught up with Andy Gladwin Head of Global Mobile GTM with digital marketing agency Cheetah Digital to hear why he brought his company into MEF and the Business SMS Code of Conduct.

5 Minutes with… Identidad Technologies

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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, Luisa Sanchez, VP of SMS and Communication Solutions introduces Identidad Technologies. Identidad Technologies is an international telecommunications and technology enabler. We have a range of products…

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…

The rise of mobile citizenship

| Digital Identity, Guest blog, Personal Data | No Comments
In this guest post, Global Message Services (GMS) examine how the mobile ecosystem is evolving, and the ways in which consumers and businesses are adopting new technologies & services and the impact of Covid-19 on digital identity. As the world becomes more digital, and mobile phones become both more widespread…

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…

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…

With 3.3 billion 5G IoT connections by 2030, there are substantial global IoT connectivity opportunities.

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Cellular connected IoT solutions are a key opportunity for the IoT ecosystem but the market is very diverse and can be highly complex. Andrew Parkin-White, MEF IoT Programme Director recently took the opportunity to discuss Transforma Insights’ Connected Device (IoT) forecasts, focussing particularly on opportunities for the mobile ecosystem. Transforma…

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

| Internet of Things | No Comments
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

| Internet of Things, Wholesale | No Comments
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…

5 Minutes with… Identidad Technologies

| 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, Luisa Sanchez, VP of SMS and Communication Solutions introduces Identidad Technologies. Identidad Technologies is an international telecommunications and technology enabler. We have a range of products…

5 Minutes with… iBASIS

| 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, 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

| 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, 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

| 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…

The rise of mobile citizenship

| Digital Identity, Guest blog, Personal Data | No Comments
In this guest post, Global Message Services (GMS) examine how the mobile ecosystem is evolving, and the ways in which consumers and businesses are adopting new technologies & services and the impact of Covid-19 on digital identity. As the world becomes more digital, and mobile phones become both more widespread…

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…
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
Uncategorized

[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
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 7th 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 Messaging App Line Bags 10M Users In India, Readies Bollywood Marketing Push…
Sam Hill
October 11, 2013
Uncategorized

[Infographic] Preferred mobile brands & content in emerging markets

Mobile marketing company, Upstream, has put together this interesting infographic about mobile preferences in emerging markets based on their recent Emerging Markets Mobile Attitudes Report. Don't forget, MEF Africa is currently conducting a pan-African mobile study to better understand the mobile content and commerce landscape in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.…
Sam Hill
October 10, 2013
Guest blogPrivacy

Australian Government publishes guide to mobile privacy

Simon Bates is MEF’s Senior Advisor for Policy & Initiatives - here he shares his thoughts on a recently published guide to Mobile privacy from the Australian Information Commissioner. Simon and other MEF members are hosting a free privacy workshop on October 23rd at Apps World Europe in London, that will…
Sam Hill
October 9, 2013
Event

MEF Global Board Elections 2013 in Pictures

Unable to attend this year’s Global AGM? Check out the photos from the evening where four new Directors were elected by the membership on to the MEF Global Board representing DMG Media, mBlox, Pearson and TIMWE. The Global AGM is always a great opportunity for members to get an update…
Sam Hill
October 4, 2013
News Roundup

Global Mobile News Round-up – Week 30th September

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 WhatsApp Suddenly Looks Like A Huge Threat To Facebook Business Insider Facebook CEO Mark…
Sam Hill
October 4, 2013
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