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People With Disability: a hidden market of over a billion you should consider

| MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
MEF, in association with Lewis Insights & Syncwords, recently hosted a special roundtable discussion on the key findings from the new report: The Hidden Segment – The World’s disabled billion. Report Author and host of the roundtable Chris Lewis shares his top takeaways from the discussion, which saw a panel…

RCS Webinar with Syniverse: Monetizing an engaging new secure channel

| Enterprise Communications, MEF Webinars & Workshops | No Comments
In a recent webinar with MEF, Syniverse’s rich communications services (RCS) subject matter experts Chris Wright, Vice President of Product Management; Mike Carnes, Senior Product Manager; and Krista Wilson, Senior Emerging Product Manager; shared insights into this evolving, growing technology. From the adoption of RCS to the monetization, the webinar…

MEF Connects Digital Transformation On Demand – Three messaging conversations

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MEF Features Editor Tim Green introduces a trio of conversations shared during MEF Connects Digital Transformation, in which he discusses three different aspects of the messaging ecosystem and mobile commerce. Florian Lictwald of Zeotap explains a new form of user tracking that does not infringe privacy or Apple’s new stricter…

MEF Connects Digital Transformation On Demand – Mobile Payments in Africa

| Africa, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Mobile Payments | No Comments
Anzelle Robertson of Sam Media moderates a panel held during MEF Connects Digital Transformation on the topic of mobile payments in Africa -  looking at the past, present and future of mobile transactions and e-commerce across the continent, focusing on mobile wallets, telco led mobile money wallets and direct carrier…

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

| 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?

5 Minutes with… SMSPortal

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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 Charles Stretch introduces multichannel communication specialist SMSPortal. We are Africa’s largest cloud communications platform specialising in Application to Peer/Person (A2P) messaging. Our API creates an…

5 Minutes with… IPification

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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 Stefan Kostić introduces mobile authentication experts IPification. IPification is building the backbone for mobile authentication of today and tomorrow: authentication that is secure, and seamless…

MEF 1:1s – VOX CARRIER

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Founder & CEO of VOX CARRIER (Technologies) Ehsan Ahmadi speaks with MEF Director of Programmes James Williams about their business and what motivated them to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, as well as take an active role in the Business SMS Code of Conduct and becoming a founding member of…

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.

MEF Connects Digital Transformation On Demand – Digital Identity Success stories in Italy, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Singapore

| Digital Identity, MEF Webinars & Workshops, Personal Data | No Comments
MEF Mobile IoT Advisor Andrew Parkin-White hosts a series of interviews, and panels held during the the recent MEF Connects Digital Transformation virtual event. Featuring a group of global digital identity experts, the sessions explores case studies and use cases of successful digital identity deployments from around the world.

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…

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…
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What impact will cloud hyperscalers have on the IoT ecosystem?

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IoT Advisor and expert Sam Brown shares thoughts on the importance of hyperscalers, such as AWS, Google, Microsoft and Alibaba, and how they fit into the IoT landscape of the future. ‘IoT can’t be done without partners!’ This is often, no, pretty much always said at IoT events and it…

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

| Internet of Things | One Comment
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?

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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…

5 Minutes with… SMSPortal

| 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 Charles Stretch introduces multichannel communication specialist SMSPortal. We are Africa’s largest cloud communications platform specialising in Application to Peer/Person (A2P) messaging. Our API creates an…

5 Minutes with… IPification

| 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 Stefan Kostić introduces mobile authentication experts IPification. IPification is building the backbone for mobile authentication of today and tomorrow: authentication that is secure, and seamless…

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…

Making RCS a Reality: Lessons from a Proof of Concept

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During MEF Connects Business Messaging GMS’ Chief Product Officer, Virginie Debris spoke about their experience in launching a Rich Communication Services (RCS) Proof of Concept (PoC) in Ukraine. Here Virginie elaborates on some of the key points of her talk, why GMS opted to carry out the PoC in Ukraine…

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

| Guest blog, Insights Directory Report | No Comments
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…
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, June 25th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week… Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11 with Amazon’s Appstore, Facebook announces new commerce products, Letting users bypass App Store would be security risk, says Apple and much more… Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows…
Sam Hill
June 25, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news round-up, June 21st

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Anam is very pleased to announce the renewal of its Managed Service A2P contract with GO plc, Malta’s leading communications provider, for a further term. Under the agreement Anam’s SMS firewall…
Sam Hill
June 21, 2021
Enterprise CommunicationsInterviews

MEF 1:1s – VOX CARRIER

Founder & CEO of VOX CARRIER (Technologies) Ehsan Ahmadi speaks with MEF Director of Programmes James Williams about their business and what motivated them to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum, as well as take an active role in the Business SMS Code of Conduct and becoming a founding member of…
Sam Hill
June 18, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, June 18th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Mobile health apps have ‘serious problems with privacy’ Data privacy is the main barrier to mobile marketing growth, How Mobile Technology Has Evolved Into the IoT World and much more… Thousands of mobile health apps have “serious…
Sam Hill
June 18, 2021
MEF Member News round-up

MEF Member news round-up, June 14th

Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news… Claro Argentina, a leading mobile phone operator and part of the América Móvil group, has teamed up with DOCOMO Digital, one of the leading integrators of digital app stores, to facilitate…
Sam Hill
June 14, 2021
News Roundup

Global Mobile News round-up, June 11th

Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Apple under pressure to close loopholes in new privacy rules, Security flaws found in Samsung’s stock mobile apps, Mobile wallet use growing worldwide, reveals data report and much more… Apple has come under pressure to tighten its…
Sam Hill
June 11, 2021
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