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Education & the future of the Mobile Ecosystem

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MEF Programme Director James Williams hosted a panel discussion exploring how the mobile tech industry is performing with regards to education and getting the world’s population connected. Over half of all web traffic worldwide comes from mobile users and it is clear that mobile internet usage is increasing rapidly. According…

Omdia: 2021 Trends to Watch – Communications Apps and Services

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Pamela Clark-Dickson, Principal Analyst, Advanced Messaging and Communications at Omdia presents 2021 Trends to Watch: Communications Apps and Services in a 5G World – an analysis from their report series of the same name, looking at key predictions within the global telecoms space for the year ahead along with recommendations…

Market temperature check: Assessing Confidence in the Mobile Ecosystem

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MEF Programme Director James Williams discusses the state of the global mobile ecosystem with a panel of experts, who assess the findings of MEF’s Business Confidence Index, a litmus test of how companies globally see their prospects in the current business climate, and find that the telecoms industry remains optimistic.

eSIM poised to transform consumer and IoT connectivity

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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…

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

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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…

Blockchain podcast: Demystifying DeFi – Decentralized finance

| Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
This week; Daniele Mensi, MEF Advisor on & Dario Betti Blockchains discuss the impact of an experimental form of finance that does not rely on central financial intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks, and instead utilizes blockchains and smart contracts. DeFi has the potential to disrupt the world's financial…

Libra: Simpler, nimbler, authorised – a new Blockchain chapter for Facebook

| Mobile Payments, Podcasts | No Comments
MEF’s series of Blockchain Podcasts continues with MEF CEO Dario Betti and Daniele  Mensi's regular discussions on the latest impact and innovations in blockchain in the ecosystem. This week; an update on Facebook's Libra. A new strategy update for Facebook's sponsored consortium for blockchain payments. Facebook has announced it will…

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…

5 minutes with… LANCK 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 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…

5 minutes with… DAS 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, CEO Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

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

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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…

Scratch me I’m an engineer – a chat with Andrew Bud CBE FREng

| Digital Identity, Fireside Chat, Personal Data | No Comments
Andrew Bud is known as a successful entrepreneur in messaging, payments, and identity verification – and we should add as chair of MEF. However, he says he is an engineer at heart. If you are considering how to approach your career or interested to emulate iProov’s success here is an…

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…

Industry views: A collaborative approach to tackling Smishing

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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…

MEF Connects Wholesale – In Conversation With Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

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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

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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…

The Future of Global IoT Connectivity – your questions answered

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Following the publication of a new MEF whitepaper on the topic, Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, discussed key issues on market development in IoT global connectivity with an expert panel. Here the panel tackle some of your questions from the discussion that were left unanswered. The webinar on 3rd…

IoT Global Connectivity is an attractive and rapidly growing market that CSPs are keen to exploit

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Following the publication of a new MEF whitepaper on the topic, Andrew Parkin-White, MEF Advisor on IoT, discusses key issues on market development in IoT global connectivity with an expert panel. Market size always generates a great deal of interest and there are many analyst forecasts available. A consistent theme…

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

| 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…

5 minutes with… DAS Telco

| 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 Calin Calancea introduces DAS Telco. DAS Telco is a modern European IT House specialized in Messaging Platforms, CPaaS integrations, and Telecommunications Software development.

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…

DMEXCO @home – What To Expect

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DMEXCO @home motto ‘Attitude Matters‘ is absolutely on ‘Zeitgeist’ as the community and new ticket holders prepare to gather on the platform, September 23 & 24. A DMEXCO report highlighted that the majority of respondents believe that the digital industry must demonstrate a clear attitude and that companies have a…

Global Carrier Billing: The Survey So Far

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Chris Silberberg, Programme Manager for the upcoming Global Carrier Billing Summit, shares takeaways from their recent survey examining the state of the Carrier Billing industry in 2020. For this year’s Global Carrier Billing Summit we are bringing you our Global Carrier Billing Survey, with support from our valued partners the…
Personal DataRegulation

GDPR fines: a 40% increase in 2020

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…
Sam Hill
January 26, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, January 25th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… International communications company, BICS in collaboration with French mobile operator SFR is expanding the global coverage of its NB-IoT connectivity. The expansion will bolster BICS’ ability to directly embed 2G, 3G,…
Sam Hill
January 25, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, January 22nd

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. WhatsApp controversy highlights growing fears about data privacy, Intelligent future: Putting the AI in IoT, Mobile gaming saw surge of new players in 2020 and much more… Many users abandoned WhatsApp after the messenger service changed its…
Sam Hill
January 22, 2021
Enterprise Communications

Whatsapp Monetisation Plan delayed until May

Recent coverage of a new privacy policy for Facebook’s messaging colossus Whatsapp recently led to something of a digital exodus as users, egged on by Elon Musk and others, moved to alternate OTT providers in droves. As an apparent result, this week, Facebook has announced a climbdown, delaying its plans…
Sam Hill
January 21, 2021
MEF Webinars & Workshops

MEF Board Mobile Predictions 2021

Every year we ask MEF’s Global Board to share their insights into what will be the big trends and changes for the mobile ecosystem in the year ahead. Watch the discussion in full below and here Dario Betti, MEF CEO, shares his highlights from the debate. 2021 will be a…
Sam Hill
January 20, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member News Round-up, January 18th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognized Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. The Mvine-iProov passport enables a person’s…
Sam Hill
January 18, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, January 15th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms, 2020 becomes the biggest m-commerce shopping year to date, with $115bn spent, Phones at CES 2021: Rollable phones, Moto G series & more ahead of Samsung S21 and much more...…
Sam Hill
January 15, 2021

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