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MEF BUSINESS NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Gold surged close to a record high following Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel, driving demand for safe-haven assets. The conflict escalated as Iran launched over 300 drones and missiles, though most were intercepted and there were no casualties reported. Gold initially rose by 1.2% before retracing half of that gain. It had breached $2,400 an ounce but closed lower as technical indicators suggested an overheated rally, leading to investor liquidation. However, renewed concerns over potential Israeli retaliation are expected to support gold in the short term. —————- Oil and Asian equity markets were muted following Iran’s military strike on Israel as traders shrugged off fears the conflict could escalate into a full-blown war and curb supplies from the region. Brent crude, the international benchmark, edged down to $90.31 a barrel as trading began in Asia on Monday morning. West Texas Intermediate, the US marker, was also broadly unchanged at $85.44 a barrel. The subdued reaction suggested markets were betting that the fallout from the strike would be contained after Iran said it considered the matter “concluded” and Washington sought to de-escalate tensions. ——————- Aluminum prices surged to a record on the London Metal Exchange following new US and UK sanctions prohibiting deliveries of Russian supplies produced after midnight on Friday. The move aims to limit President Vladimir Putin’s funding for the war in Ukraine. Despite the restrictions, Russian sales are expected to continue, but the sanctions have injected significant uncertainty into commodities markets. Aluminum spiked by as much as 9.4%, the largest increase since the contract’s inception in 1987, while nickel rose by up to 8.8%, indicating anticipation of supply chain disruption. ——————- Economists in The Wall Street Journal’s latest survey are more optimistic about the U.S. economy, with reduced recession probabilities and higher growth forecasts. The likelihood of a recession within the next year dropped to 29%, the lowest since April 2022. Forecasts now expect growth to reach 1.4% in the third quarter, compared to sub-1% in earlier predictions. Only 10% of respondents anticipate negative growth in the next 12 months, down from 33% previously. —— —— MEF MOBILE NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Beijing has ordered Chinese telecom carriers, including China Mobile, to replace foreign chips in their core networks by 2027, according to the Wall Street Journal. This directive could impact US chipmakers like Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. China’s state-owned mobile operators, such as China Unicom and China Telecom, are required to inspect their networks and establish timelines for replacing non-Chinese processors. The move is part of Beijing’s broader effort to reduce reliance on American technology and circumvent US sanctions by promoting domestically developed alternatives. ———————- Samsung overtook Apple as the leading smartphone provider in the First quarter, while Chinese brands gained market share, per International Data Corporation. Apple’s shipments fell 9.6% to 50.1 million units, and Samsung’s dropped 0.7% to 60.1 million, making it the top seller. Overall shipments rose 7.8% to 289.4 million units. Apple’s market share fell to 17.3%, and Samsung’s to 20.8%. Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Transsion saw increased sales. Despite economic challenges, the smartphone market is rebounding, with consumers opting for pricier phones and holding onto them longer. ———————- KKR & Co. is reportedly considering appointing Luigi Ferraris, the current head of state-controlled rail company Ferrovie dello Stato, to lead the telecom network business it is acquiring from Telecom Italia, for about 22 billion euros — Bloomberg reports citing people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a series of corporate appointments following an agreement between Telecom Italia, KKR, and the government to spin off the company’s most valuable asset to reduce debt. Stefano Donnarumma, the former CEO of electricity grid operator Terna SpA, is expected to replace Ferraris at Ferrovie as part of the reshuffle. ————- And telecom CEO Pietro Labriola is convinced that the sale of the Telecom network will be concluded in June. In an interview, Labriola explained that If the group remained vertically integrated – quote – “it would not be able to participate in the consolidation nor combine its infrastructure with that of Open Fiber. The context and the industrial and financial constraints — Labriola added — cannot be ignored when evaluating the operation on the network”. ————- The Canadian operator Rogers Communications is being advised against the reappointment of Edward Rogers as Chairman. Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis argued that the board lacks sufficient female representation, with only three out of 14 directors being women. The departure of Martha Rogers and Melinda Rogers-Hixon in January exacerbated this issue. Edward, who holds significant sway over the company as the son of the late founder, is facing criticism for the lack of diversity on the board of Canada’s largest wireless provider and media conglomerate. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Rubrik, a cloud and data security startup, plans to raise up to $713 million in its IPO, Bloomberg reports. The shares will be priced between 28 and 31 dollar each, Reuters had previously reported. Founded in 2013 and backed by Microsoft, Rubrik serves over 6,100 customers, including major institutions and companies like Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, and Home Depot. Despite revenue growth, the company reported a net loss of $354 million for the year ended Jan. 31. ———- Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is reportedly pursuing a major acquisition of Informatica to enhance the company’s data capabilities, Bloomberg reports. Talks are ongoing, with a deal possibly imminent within a week, though final agreements could take longer. The move follows criticism from activists regarding Salesforce’s acquisition strategy. Informatica competes with Salesforce’s MuleSoft, and regulatory scrutiny is anticipated in the software-as-a-service industry. ———- The leading online used-car marketplace Southeast Asia’s Carro is in talks to raise approximately $100 million in a pre-IPO funding round, potentially valuing the company at over $1.5 billion. CEO Aaron Tan said in a na interview that he aims to solidify Carro’s position in the region’s market, backed by investors like SoftBank, GIC, and Temasek. Having recently achieved its first annual operating profit, Carro seeks to navigate a competitive landscape by introducing innovations to its platform. ———- Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Hanoi for a two-day trip, with plans to enhance the company’s commitments to Vietnam, news website VnExpress reported. Cook will meet with local programmers and content creators during his visit. Apple intends to increase spending on suppliers in Vietnam and support a clean water initiative at a local school. Since 2019, Apple has invested nearly $16 billion in the country through its supply chain partners.
MEF BUSINESS NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Gold surged close to a record high following Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel, driving demand for safe-haven assets. The conflict escalated as Iran launched over 300 drones and missiles, though most were intercepted and there were no casualties reported. Gold initially rose by 1.2% before retracing half of that gain. It had breached $2,400 an ounce but closed lower as technical indicators suggested an overheated rally, leading to investor liquidation. However, renewed concerns over potential Israeli retaliation are expected to support gold in the short term. —————- Oil and Asian equity markets were muted following Iran’s military strike on Israel as traders shrugged off fears the conflict could escalate into a full-blown war and curb supplies from the region. Brent crude, the international benchmark, edged down to $90.31 a barrel as trading began in Asia on Monday morning. West Texas Intermediate, the US marker, was also broadly unchanged at $85.44 a barrel. The subdued reaction suggested markets were betting that the fallout from the strike would be contained after Iran said it considered the matter “concluded” and Washington sought to de-escalate tensions. ——————- Aluminum prices surged to a record on the London Metal Exchange following new US and UK sanctions prohibiting deliveries of Russian supplies produced after midnight on Friday. The move aims to limit President Vladimir Putin’s funding for the war in Ukraine. Despite the restrictions, Russian sales are expected to continue, but the sanctions have injected significant uncertainty into commodities markets. Aluminum spiked by as much as 9.4%, the largest increase since the contract’s inception in 1987, while nickel rose by up to 8.8%, indicating anticipation of supply chain disruption. ——————- Economists in The Wall Street Journal’s latest survey are more optimistic about the U.S. economy, with reduced recession probabilities and higher growth forecasts. The likelihood of a recession within the next year dropped to 29%, the lowest since April 2022. Forecasts now expect growth to reach 1.4% in the third quarter, compared to sub-1% in earlier predictions. Only 10% of respondents anticipate negative growth in the next 12 months, down from 33% previously. —— —— MEF MOBILE NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Beijing has ordered Chinese telecom carriers, including China Mobile, to replace foreign chips in their core networks by 2027, according to the Wall Street Journal. This directive could impact US chipmakers like Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. China’s state-owned mobile operators, such as China Unicom and China Telecom, are required to inspect their networks and establish timelines for replacing non-Chinese processors. The move is part of Beijing’s broader effort to reduce reliance on American technology and circumvent US sanctions by promoting domestically developed alternatives. ———————- Samsung overtook Apple as the leading smartphone provider in the First quarter, while Chinese brands gained market share, per International Data Corporation. Apple’s shipments fell 9.6% to 50.1 million units, and Samsung’s dropped 0.7% to 60.1 million, making it the top seller. Overall shipments rose 7.8% to 289.4 million units. Apple’s market share fell to 17.3%, and Samsung’s to 20.8%. Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Transsion saw increased sales. Despite economic challenges, the smartphone market is rebounding, with consumers opting for pricier phones and holding onto them longer. ———————- KKR & Co. is reportedly considering appointing Luigi Ferraris, the current head of state-controlled rail company Ferrovie dello Stato, to lead the telecom network business it is acquiring from Telecom Italia, for about 22 billion euros — Bloomberg reports citing people familiar with the matter. The move is part of a series of corporate appointments following an agreement between Telecom Italia, KKR, and the government to spin off the company’s most valuable asset to reduce debt. Stefano Donnarumma, the former CEO of electricity grid operator Terna SpA, is expected to replace Ferraris at Ferrovie as part of the reshuffle. ————- And telecom CEO Pietro Labriola is convinced that the sale of the Telecom network will be concluded in June. In an interview, Labriola explained that If the group remained vertically integrated – quote – “it would not be able to participate in the consolidation nor combine its infrastructure with that of Open Fiber. The context and the industrial and financial constraints — Labriola added — cannot be ignored when evaluating the operation on the network”. ————- The Canadian operator Rogers Communications is being advised against the reappointment of Edward Rogers as Chairman. Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis argued that the board lacks sufficient female representation, with only three out of 14 directors being women. The departure of Martha Rogers and Melinda Rogers-Hixon in January exacerbated this issue. Edward, who holds significant sway over the company as the son of the late founder, is facing criticism for the lack of diversity on the board of Canada’s largest wireless provider and media conglomerate. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 15 APRIL 2024 Rubrik, a cloud and data security startup, plans to raise up to $713 million in its IPO, Bloomberg reports. The shares will be priced between 28 and 31 dollar each, Reuters had previously reported. Founded in 2013 and backed by Microsoft, Rubrik serves over 6,100 customers, including major institutions and companies like Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, and Home Depot. Despite revenue growth, the company reported a net loss of $354 million for the year ended Jan. 31. ———- Salesforce’s Marc Benioff is reportedly pursuing a major acquisition of Informatica to enhance the company’s data capabilities, Bloomberg reports. Talks are ongoing, with a deal possibly imminent within a week, though final agreements could take longer. The move follows criticism from activists regarding Salesforce’s acquisition strategy. Informatica competes with Salesforce’s MuleSoft, and regulatory scrutiny is anticipated in the software-as-a-service industry. ———- The leading online used-car marketplace Southeast Asia’s Carro is in talks to raise approximately $100 million in a pre-IPO funding round, potentially valuing the company at over $1.5 billion. CEO Aaron Tan said in a na interview that he aims to solidify Carro’s position in the region’s market, backed by investors like SoftBank, GIC, and Temasek. Having recently achieved its first annual operating profit, Carro seeks to navigate a competitive landscape by introducing innovations to its platform. ———- Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Hanoi for a two-day trip, with plans to enhance the company’s commitments to Vietnam, news website VnExpress reported. Cook will meet with local programmers and content creators during his visit. Apple intends to increase spending on suppliers in Vietnam and support a clean water initiative at a local school. Since 2019, Apple has invested nearly $16 billion in the country through its supply chain partners.

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Wanted: A New Era of Trust in Voice and Messaging

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In a recent webinar, Numeracle’s VP of Trust Solutions, Sarah Delphey, and Bandwidth’s Senior Manager of Messaging Traffic Assurance, Alyssia Summers, sat down with the MEF’s Ross Flynn to discuss the issue of spam and fraud in telecoms, asking “Should We Unite Voice and Messaging Identity?” and to explore actionable…

MEF Leadership Forum Americas – in pictures

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This week, MEF engaged and entertained a packed room in South Beach, Miami with MEF Leadership Forum Americas: Business Messaging & AI. Nearly 200 mobile leaders experienced a day of insightful thought leadership panels, keynotes and firesides. Guests also enjoyed networking on the terrace and making new connections. Attendees were…

Voice Managed Services: A Game-Changer for MNOs

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The telecommunications industry landscape is rapidly evolving, driven by new technologies and shifting consumer behaviors. Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) must adapt to meet the changing customer needs. While traditional revenue sources like voice, SMS, and data have been staples, they are no longer sufficient for sustained growth in the long…

MEFFYS 2024 – in pictures

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The MEFFYS, celebrate innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the Mobile Ecosystem. This year’s MEFFYS once again broke all previous records in its 19 year history, with the largest ever number of nominees and votes. The show was, as always, a glitzy, red-carpet event with food, drink, and DJs. The award…

Perspectives – How AI changed content creation – with Marina Petrova, CEO Intentful

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Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast series Perspectives in Mobile. This week, host Riccardo Amati is joined by Marina Petrova, CEO of AI Specialists Intenful. They discuss the history of Intentful and look ahead to how AI and creativity are linked – are they mutually exclusive or…

Perspectives – Personal communication is the keystone of telecoms

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Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast series Perspectives in Mobile, as MEF Advisor and telecoms industry veteran Ian Germer speaks with MEF CEO Dario Betti. Together Dario and Ian explore the history and evolution of telecoms and communication services and how the mobile ecosystem has come to…

On Message – Collaboration really is King!

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Join James Williams, the Director of Programmes at the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, as he cuts through the noise and gets straight to the heart of the matter in the latest episode of On Message. With this new series of podcasts James promises to stay “on message” – join him as…

MEFCast – Using Phone Numbers to Stop Fraud

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At MEF CONNECTS Nordics, we discussed the increasing use of mobile phone numbers for personal and security purposes. However, this has also made phone numbers a target for fraud. Learn more with host James Williams, along with Catalin Badea and Roberto Peretto from netnumber Global Data Services.

Future of Mobile Summit 2024: netnumber talks number intelligence and fraud

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In this exclusive MEF TV interview at the Future of Mobile Summit during MWC24, Brad Greer, Vice President of Data Solutions & Product Marketing at netnumber, discusses how number intelligence is helping US enterprises to combat rampant malpractice. Fraud is an issue for every country in the world. But the…

Future of Mobile Summit 2024: How GMS is taking CPaaS into the AI era

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In this exclusive MEF TV interview at the Future of Mobile Summit during MWC24, Charles Upchurch, CEO of GMS, discussed how his company is adapting its services around generative AI. Just days before MWC 2024, GMS unveiled a rebrand based around the slogan "Greenlight your tomorrow." Why the refresh? According…

Future of Mobile Summit 2024: Sinch on the explosive impact of Apple’s RCS announcement

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In this exclusive MEF TV interview at the Future of Mobile Summit during MWC24, Lodema Steinbach, VP of Product & Carrier Relations (North America) at Sinch, spoke about a potentially transformative year for RBM... Last November, Apple revealed it would adopt the RCS standard on iOS in 2024, after years…

Future of Mobile Summit 2024: How Vodafone is creating a friction-free alternative to the OTP

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In this exclusive MEF TV interview at the Future of Mobile Summit during MWC24, Adri Loloci, senior global product manager for Vodafone Identity Hub, describes how the MNO is leading the effort to scale number intelligence solutions. Over the last 10 years, business messaging has exploded – and its most…

RBM Impact on SMS fraud

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The ultimate success of RBM will be based on its ubiquity and scale. However, only 15% of all mobile network operators worldwide were in a position to offer RCS Business Messaging (RBM) services as of end-2023, with monetised traffic in just 18 markets and monetised traffic volumes a fraction of…

MEF Payments Yearbook 2024

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In just a few years, mobile wallets have exploded in popularity, transforming the way we pay. But the mobile payments landscape is still evolving. Today, mobile payments are everywhere. People store bank cards in wallets on their phones and use them to buy things in store and online. They use…

MEF Global Forum 2024

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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 MEF once again brought two days of insightful, thought-provoking content within its Global Forum. It was a conference comprised of analyst presentations, keynotes, fireside interviews, panel discussions, and…

Building AI Into the Telco of the Future

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It’s fair to say AI has set the world alight with excitement as imagination’s run wild with endless possibilities of uses and products. No longer a technology that is just over the horizon, it’s here now and developing every day at an exponential rate. Ironically, with so much possibility, it…

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…

RBM Impact on SMS fraud

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The ultimate success of RBM will be based on its ubiquity and scale. However, only 15% of all mobile network operators worldwide were in a position to offer RCS Business Messaging (RBM) services as of end-2023, with monetised traffic in just 18 markets and monetised traffic volumes a fraction of…

MEF Payments Yearbook 2024

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In just a few years, mobile wallets have exploded in popularity, transforming the way we pay. But the mobile payments landscape is still evolving. Today, mobile payments are everywhere. People store bank cards in wallets on their phones and use them to buy things in store and online. They use…

Building AI Into the Telco of the Future

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It’s fair to say AI has set the world alight with excitement as imagination’s run wild with endless possibilities of uses and products. No longer a technology that is just over the horizon, it’s here now and developing every day at an exponential rate. Ironically, with so much possibility, it…

Whitepaper: Safeguarding The Long-term Future Of International SMS

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A storm is brewing in the world of international SMS, putting its future at risk. Two key threats are driving this: skyrocketing costs claimed by enterprises and "fake traffic" fraud used to inflate those costs. This is leading major brands to abandon SMS for authentication messages, like one-time passwords, and…

5 minutes with… BaseKit

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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, Simon Best introduces BaseKit, and talks about how they fit into the mobile ecosystem, what he’s most excited about when looking at the future of…

5 minutes with… Adeo 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, Founder & CEO Alex Lykhochas, introduces A2P SMS connectivity providers, Adeo Telecom. Adeo Telecom is a dynamic force where innovation converges with the realm of mobile…

5 minutes with… Dexatel

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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, Azat Eloyan, Chief Marketing Officer introduces CPaaS communications solutions provider, Dexatel. Dexatel is a leading provider of business messaging and CPaaS communications, offering businesses as well…

5 minutes with… Lleida.net

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Safeguarding Brands with Transparency and Anti-Fraud Measures

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In this guest post, Candela Tagliabue, Product Marketing Analyst at Smadex shares details of a new whitepaper, created in collaboration with MCP insight, that offers vital insights into combating fraud and maintaining transparency. Dive in to learn about common fraud tactics and best practices for staying secure. In today’s digital…

Call to Action: SMS Fraud’s Growth Currently Outpaces The Industry’s Response

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How CPaaS and CAMARA Project Network APIs Bring an Integrated Digital Experience with the Power of 5G

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In this guest post, Satish Pathuri, Group Product Manager for CPaaS at Comviva explain how their CAMARA Project and its network APIs with CPaas and 5G can provide a transformative experience for customers. In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, delivering seamless, omnichannel experiences to customers has become a cornerstone of success…

A Comprehensive Blueprint to Prevent SMS Pumping

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In this guest post, Azat Eloyan, Chief Marketing Officer at Dexatel, explains the issue of SMS pumping – what is it, why is it a problem and how can the mobile ecosystem address it. Technological advancements have made it easier to automate the sending of mass messages, which—when you think…
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
MEF