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LANCK Telecom: Spotlight on Flash Calls

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Igor Skutsenya, Senior Business Development Manager at LANCK Telecom, discusses the latest developments and trends surrounding flash calls, following a productive discussion with MEF’s Director of Programmes, James Williams. LANCK was a key contributor to the recent MEF Global Forum seminars in Barcelona, which are available to view in full…

MEFFYS 2023 – in pictures

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MEF Members and guests gathered to celebrate the winners of the 2023 MEFFYS awards in Barcelona last week at the spectacular Casa Llotja. It was, as always, a glitzy, glamorous, red-carpet affair with amazing food, drink and incredible entertainment including acrobats and a roaming live band. But the real stars…

Mobile Operators consider CPaaS for Growth Acceleration

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MEF CEO Dario Betti is joined by Nicole Fabry, Senior Director Product Management at Syniverse, to discuss how operators can better manage relationships and facilitate distribution with enterprises, as well as creating new opportunities by shifting into becoming independent messaging aggregators. Business Messaging could be a source of growth for…

SMS to Commerce Messaging – The Future of Rich Consumer Engagement in the US.

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Clickatell VP of Sales for North America Justin Williams shares an overview of a lively discussion with MEF Director of Programs James Williams and Simon Nainkin, Clickatell VP of Product Partnerships, around the hot topic of digital commerce in mobile messaging in the US. Mobile messaging for business was envisioned…

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…

Future of Mobile Summit: Why Viber is set to become a super app

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In this exclusive MEFTV interview at the Future of Mobile Summit during MWC23, Noa Bar Shay, senior director of sales and partnerships at Ratuken Viber, outlines the vision. Most users don’t want to manage dozens of apps. They would rather handle everyday tasks in a single location. So now the…

5 minutes with… Legos

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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 and Founder Pascal Prot introduces convergent telecoms platform Legos. Legos is a European telecom solutions provider that enables anyone to become a fixed or mobile…

5 minutes with… mFilterIt

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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 Mariano J. Scheinsohn introduces mFilterit. mFilterIt at its core is a measurement, validation, and optimization company that works toward ensuring digital integrity across digital ecosystem.…

5 Minutes with… Media Digital 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, CEO Mariano J. Scheinsohn introduces monetisation specialists Media Digital Group. Media Digital Group is a company dedicated to the distribution of digital content, through different mobile…

Future of Mobile Summit – The Interviews

| Enterprise Communications, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF Connects - On Demand Welcome back {first_name} Thanks for logging in   Log in now MEF Members can access exclusive content MEF once again takes entre stage in MWC for its Members, with the Future of Mobile Summit. Explore a ‘Vision of the future of personal data and identity…

MEF Global Forum

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MEF Connects - On Demand Welcome back {first_name} Thanks for logging in   Log in now MEF Members can access exclusive content The global industry bodies represented under one roof. A mixture of conferences, live streaming and networking where you drive the thought leadership. Ample exhibition, networking and hospitality space…

MEF Business Messaging Yearbook 2023

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
Business messaging is booming. Enterprises now send trillions of ‘A2P’ messages every year. And why wouldn’t they? Mobile messaging is the most immediate, personal and effective comms channel ever invented. It’s why the industry is now worth – by one estimate – $48 billion. But nothing stands still. The market faces external challenges from…

MEF Climate Guide

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
This MEF Climate Guide aims to be a useful document for MEF-Members who would like to start with its own action plan to start reducing its CO₂ emissions. Action is needed since our climate is changing. It is based on information from many reports, websites and industry guidelines. It is…

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

| 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?

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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…

MEF Business Messaging Yearbook 2023

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
Business messaging is booming. Enterprises now send trillions of ‘A2P’ messages every year. And why wouldn’t they? Mobile messaging is the most immediate, personal and effective comms channel ever invented. It’s why the industry is now worth – by one estimate – $48 billion. But nothing stands still. The market faces external challenges from…

MEF Climate Guide

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
This MEF Climate Guide aims to be a useful document for MEF-Members who would like to start with its own action plan to start reducing its CO₂ emissions. Action is needed since our climate is changing. It is based on information from many reports, websites and industry guidelines. It is…

Whitepaper: Is it rude to ask your age?

| Internet of Things, MEF Data | No Comments
Worldwide, policymakers, in response to measurable threats and harms to children online and due to a desire to make the Internet safer for children, are updating existing and issuing new age verification and assurance regulations. Age verification is the practice of verifying an individual’s age. Age assurance is a process…

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…

5 minutes with… Legos

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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 and Founder Pascal Prot introduces convergent telecoms platform Legos. Legos is a European telecom solutions provider that enables anyone to become a fixed or mobile…

5 minutes with… mFilterIt

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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 Mariano J. Scheinsohn introduces mFilterit. mFilterIt at its core is a measurement, validation, and optimization company that works toward ensuring digital integrity across digital ecosystem.…

5 Minutes with… Media Digital 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, CEO Mariano J. Scheinsohn introduces monetisation specialists Media Digital Group. Media Digital Group is a company dedicated to the distribution of digital content, through different mobile…

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…

How CPaaS is Reinventing Customer Engagement and Experience

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In this guest post, Deshbandhu Bansal, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Comviva’s Cloud Communication Solutions portfolio discusses the importance of CPaaS for their business and explains why its such a useful tool for enterprises and customers alike. Delivering exceptional customers experiences is the top most priority for businesses across…

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…
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