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A Year in Review: Threats to Omnichannel in 2022

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CSO at Enea AdaptiveMobile Security, Simeon Coney reviews a busy year for omnichannel threats, including attack growth, changing regulation, threat take-downs, and the use of attacks in conflict areas. The overarching objective of enterprise communications is to deploy solutions that bring together a variety of channels that clients and users…

BlackNGreen: Trends to watch for in 2023

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Mr. Atul Madan, CEO at BlackNGreen looks ahead to the year in global mobile telecoms and identifies the trends he believes will define the new year. The world today looks at mobiles as an essential service, life without a mobile can’t even be imagined. Mobiles have penetrated every aspect of…

Consumer Protection: The Necessity of an Integrated Lifecycle Approach

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Anurag Aggarwal, Chief Growth Officer Globe Teleservices shares his takeaways from a recent panel he appeared on at MEF CONNECTS Omnichannel, where a group of experts discussed the latest developments in protecting consumers’ digital lives in an omnichannel world. The final panel session of the MEF Connects Omnichannel event focused…

Discussing the Telco Edge Cloud

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The Telco Edge Cloud is the next frontier of innovation and digital transformation. Mobile operators are deploying 5G MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) commercially now. Extending the cloud to the edge has many benefits. Operators have an opportunity to become “service providers” again, and monetize their investments in 5G, rather than…

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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…

View from the Top: Ken Murphy, Blackberry

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In this View from the Top interview MEF CEO Dario Betti speaks with Ken Murphy, VP & GM Critical Events Management at Blackberry about his personal journey and career and how Blackberry has evolved into the IoT and cyber-security powerhouse it is today.

5 Minutes with… TeleWhale

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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, Business Development Manager Alena Korkina and Commercial Director Sam Kraehenbuehi introduces Telecommunication & IT Service Provider TeleWhale. TeleWhale Ltd. is a rising firm aiming evermore to…

5 Minutes with… BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions

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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 Atul Madan introduces telco solutions specialists BlackNgreen – BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd. BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd. is providing next-gen telecom solutions…

5 Minutes with… TelQ 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 Oleg Makarov introduces SMS quality assurance specialists TelQ Telecom. TelQ Telecom is a full end-to-end SMS delivery testing service that allows companies to identify Fake…

A Year in Review: Threats to Omnichannel in 2022

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CSO at Enea AdaptiveMobile Security, Simeon Coney reviews a busy year for omnichannel threats, including attack growth, changing regulation, threat take-downs, and the use of attacks in conflict areas. The overarching objective of enterprise communications is to deploy solutions that bring together a variety of channels that clients and users…

BlackNGreen: Trends to watch for in 2023

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Mr. Atul Madan, CEO at BlackNGreen looks ahead to the year in global mobile telecoms and identifies the trends he believes will define the new year. The world today looks at mobiles as an essential service, life without a mobile can’t even be imagined. Mobiles have penetrated every aspect of…

Consumer Protection: The Necessity of an Integrated Lifecycle Approach

| MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
Anurag Aggarwal, Chief Growth Officer Globe Teleservices shares his takeaways from a recent panel he appeared on at MEF CONNECTS Omnichannel, where a group of experts discussed the latest developments in protecting consumers’ digital lives in an omnichannel world. The final panel session of the MEF Connects Omnichannel event focused…

European Operators Make Bid on Advertising

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MEF Advisor Ross Flynn shares his thoughts around news of the carriers making a concerted move around using their vast stores of private data for digital marketing and targeted services. If you haven’t already heard, four of the heavy hitter carriers are making a bet on targeted digital advertising as…

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

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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

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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…

Ericsson sells its IoT division to Aeris

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MEF Programme Director for IoT Nassia Skoulikariti shares her thoughts on the news that Ericsson plans to sell its IoT business; why they are making the move, how it will impact the sector and what new owners Aeris bring to the table. Ericsson announced it would sell its IoT (internet…

The Metaverse: A Driver of Real Change for People with Disabilities

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In a previous report we addressed the market for People With Disabilities (PWD) alongside their requirements and the role that technology can play in bringing them into the digital economy. What is evident, as we delve deeper into the topic, is that PWDs aren’t the only groups to be excluded…

Enterprise IoT 2022: Organisational Drivers, Plans and Supplier Opportunities

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MEF Programme Director for IoT Nassia Skoulikariti shares an overview of the latest white paper to be produced by the MEF IoT Programme, the 2022 Enterprise Survey, looking in depth at organisational drivers, plans and supplier opportunities for the global IoT market. We’re pleased to introduce this year’s Enterprise IoT…

IoT Market Report 2022

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The 2022 Internet of Things (IoT) Market Report is a survey of global enterprises with a goal to better understand how organizations are using or plan to use the Internet of Things (IoT), and to identify the key challenges, priorities, and opportunities. Senior executives from 270 organizations were surveyed. The…

5 Minutes with… TeleWhale

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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, Business Development Manager Alena Korkina and Commercial Director Sam Kraehenbuehi introduces Telecommunication & IT Service Provider TeleWhale. TeleWhale Ltd. is a rising firm aiming evermore to…

5 Minutes with… BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions

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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 Atul Madan introduces telco solutions specialists BlackNgreen – BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd. BNG Advanced Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd. is providing next-gen telecom solutions…

5 Minutes with… TelQ 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 Oleg Makarov introduces SMS quality assurance specialists TelQ Telecom. TelQ Telecom is a full end-to-end SMS delivery testing service that allows companies to identify Fake…

5 Minutes with… Alchemy 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, 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…

Three Key Lessons Learned From 2022 Data Breaches

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In this guest post Anurag Lal, President and CEO of Infinite Convergence discusses the big data breaches of 2022 and explores what enterprises can take away from them to strengthen their cyber security for the year ahead and beyond. In 2022, it was business as usual for cyber criminals who…

eSIMs in 2023: The Future of Connectivity

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Scarlett Woodford, Principal Analyst at Juniper Research shares key takeaways from their latest report looking at eSIM technology, assessing the impact it will have on the global telecoms market. Network operators have been historically hesitant to adopt eSIM technology. While the ability to easily switch between operator profiles might be…

Regulation of Cryptocurrencies advances in Brazil

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On November 29, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved Bill No. 4401/2021, which regulates the cryptocurrency sector in Brazil and legalises the use of crypto-actives as a means of payment in Brazil. The bill will now be sent for presidential sanction, allowing it to come into force 180 days after the…

5 Telco Technology Trends for 2023

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Globe Teleservices’ Ashutosh Agrawal looks ahead to 2023 and beyond to share his thoughts on the developing trends in the telecoms tech space; what will happen in regulation, new technologies and business models – read on to find out. Big tech companies are investing billions of dollars into the latest…
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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[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
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