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MEF BUSINESS NEWS 9 JULY 2024 France’s political upheaval has made its fiscal deficit a pressing concern for bond investors. President Macron’s snap elections undermined political stability and his pro-business policies, bringing the French-German bond yield gap to crisis levels. The current hung parliament hampers economic reforms and fiscal policy consensus. The yield premium on French bonds rose from 40-50 to over 60 basis points, with Société Générale predicting sustained high levels. Investment managers like Nuveen, MFS, and UBS are wary, citing France’s increased vulnerability to external shocks, Bloomberg reports. ———————————— Russian tycoons received over $11.3 billion in dividends as companies increased payouts amid easing economic uncertainty from the Ukraine war. Bloomberg data shows at least a dozen businesspeople, many linked to President Putin, earned over 1 trillion rubles in 2023 and early 2024. And that’s probably one of the main reasons why authoritarian states like wars, if I may add my comment. Former Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov led with 186 billion rubles, followed by Alexey Mordashov with 148 billion and Vladimir Lisin with 121 billion rubles. Despite sanctions, Russia’s economy rebounded, with 5.4% GDP growth in Q1, as commodities exporters resumed dividends and redirected sales to non-sanctioning markets. ————————————— Saudi Aramco is betting on the long-term use of internal combustion engines, seeing business potential despite the rise of electric cars, the Financial Times reports. The company, which made $500 billion in revenue last year, invested €740 million for a 10% stake in Horse Powertrain, a firm focused on fuel-based engines. Aramco and partners Geely and Renault believe the industry will increasingly outsource internal combustion engines production as they phase out in-house development. Aramco stated that internal combustion engines will remain in use for a long time, with more than half of all cars still running on fuel by 2050. —————————————— If companies focused on reducing carbon emissions were considered a single industry, they would have had the second-best financial performance of any equity sector over the past decade, according to a report from the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Only the tech industry, driven by AI advancements, surpassed the green economy’s 198% total returns. Within the green sector, energy management and efficiency companies led in performance, while renewable energy lagged. Despite the high cost of transitioning to low-carbon energy, estimated at over $100 trillion, financiers stress that private capital will flow only if returns are attractive. Though AI is currently the focal point for investors, LSEG emphasizes that the green transition remains a significant long-term investment force. —- —- MEF MOBILE NEWS 9 JULY 2024 Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund (TWF) is considering selling its 26.2% stake in Turkcell, the country’s largest telecommunications operator, Bloomberg reports citing people familiar with the matter. While informal talks with potential buyers have occurred, some within TWF oppose the sale, viewing Turkcell as a strategic asset. The final decision will likely rest with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who chairs the fund’s board. Investors from the Arabian Peninsula and Azerbaijan have shown interest in Turkcell. The fund has consulted an investment bank but hasn’t issued a formal mandate. Turkcell shares surged 5.4% following the news, marking the highest level since its 2000 IPO. The stock has increased over 50% in dollar terms since TWF’s acquisition in 2020, giving Turkcell a market capitalization of $7.3 billion. ——————————— The Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC) blocked Vodafone’s acquisition of Cabonitel, owner of Nowo, citing concerns over reduced competition and consumer harm. AdC’s decision followed a thorough investigation that concluded Vodafone’s increased market power would reinforce barriers to entry and likely lead to higher prices for consumers. Despite Vodafone’s proposed commitments, including offering its fibre network to Digi and selling spectrum rights, AdC found these insufficient to mitigate potential negative impacts on competition. Vodafone sought to acquire Cabonitel in October 2022 to expand its customer base and fixed network coverage in Portugal. ———————————— Altice Portugal’s MEO has launched a Radio Access Network modernization and upgrade program across 2G, 4G, and 5G with Nokia equipment under a multi-year contract. This includes accessing Nokia’s local delivery center for oversight. Nokia’s AirScale will boost MEO’s RAN performance and 5G capabilities, supporting a customer-centric strategy per Chef Technology Officer Jose Pedro Nascimento. The initiative aims to enhance consumer and business services, building on past successful collaborations. It features Massive Multiple Input and Multiple Output, baseband, and remote radio head equipment, with Nokia’s MantaRay for network optimization. MEO will utilize Nokia’s Portugal R&D facility for 5G innovations, backed by global delivery center capabilities. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 9 JULY 2024 Elon Musk’s social media platform X is grappling with stagnant user growth amid competition from Meta’s Threads. X reported 251 million global daily active users in Q2, up 1.6% year-over-year, a contrast to previous double-digit growth before Musk’s $44 billion acquisition in October 2022. Under Musk’s leadership, X faced criticism and advertiser losses due to his free speech stance and reduced content moderation. Despite Musk defending these actions as necessary, X is contending with Meta’s Threads platform, which has amassed 175 million monthly active users within a year, compared to X’s claimed 600 million monthly users. ————————- HongShan, Sequoia Capital’s former China unit, raised an $2.5bn fund for Chinese tech start-ups, defying a fundraising freeze, the Financial Times reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. The Beijing-based group, split from Sequoia last year, closed the fund in March, marking the largest private VC fundraising in China this year. Founder Neil Shen’s influence remains strong. The fund is backed by the Hangzhou city government and insurers, but it’s smaller than HongShan’s $9bn fund from 2022, which is still mostly undeployed. —————————— Logitech International has denied founder Daniel Borel’s request to consider replacing board chair Wendy Becker at the company’s September 4 shareholder meeting. Borel had proposed Guy Gecht, a current board member, as the new chair, but Logitech stated Gecht is not willing to serve and supports Becker. This denial is part of a prolonged dispute, with Borel criticizing Becker and the leadership for lacking technological expertise. Although Becker announced she will step down in 2025, Borel insisted her departure should be sooner. —————————— Tech giants like Microsoft and Qualcomm are promoting “AI PCs,” which feature additional processors to enhance AI capabilities, such as personal assistants and task automation. However, only 3% of PCs shipped this year will meet Microsoft’s AI processing standards, according to IDC Research. To drive adoption, the industry needs more variety in AI PCs and software that leverages the new hardware. Analysts remain skeptical, noting limited usefulness as few software developers, aside from Microsoft, are creating features for these AI-optimized machines, says Morningstar analyst Eric Compton. —————————— —— ——
MEF BUSINESS NEWS 9 JULY 2024 France’s political upheaval has made its fiscal deficit a pressing concern for bond investors. President Macron’s snap elections undermined political stability and his pro-business policies, bringing the French-German bond yield gap to crisis levels. The current hung parliament hampers economic reforms and fiscal policy consensus. The yield premium on French bonds rose from 40-50 to over 60 basis points, with Société Générale predicting sustained high levels. Investment managers like Nuveen, MFS, and UBS are wary, citing France’s increased vulnerability to external shocks, Bloomberg reports. ———————————— Russian tycoons received over $11.3 billion in dividends as companies increased payouts amid easing economic uncertainty from the Ukraine war. Bloomberg data shows at least a dozen businesspeople, many linked to President Putin, earned over 1 trillion rubles in 2023 and early 2024. And that’s probably one of the main reasons why authoritarian states like wars, if I may add my comment. Former Lukoil president Vagit Alekperov led with 186 billion rubles, followed by Alexey Mordashov with 148 billion and Vladimir Lisin with 121 billion rubles. Despite sanctions, Russia’s economy rebounded, with 5.4% GDP growth in Q1, as commodities exporters resumed dividends and redirected sales to non-sanctioning markets. ————————————— Saudi Aramco is betting on the long-term use of internal combustion engines, seeing business potential despite the rise of electric cars, the Financial Times reports. The company, which made $500 billion in revenue last year, invested €740 million for a 10% stake in Horse Powertrain, a firm focused on fuel-based engines. Aramco and partners Geely and Renault believe the industry will increasingly outsource internal combustion engines production as they phase out in-house development. Aramco stated that internal combustion engines will remain in use for a long time, with more than half of all cars still running on fuel by 2050. —————————————— If companies focused on reducing carbon emissions were considered a single industry, they would have had the second-best financial performance of any equity sector over the past decade, according to a report from the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). Only the tech industry, driven by AI advancements, surpassed the green economy’s 198% total returns. Within the green sector, energy management and efficiency companies led in performance, while renewable energy lagged. Despite the high cost of transitioning to low-carbon energy, estimated at over $100 trillion, financiers stress that private capital will flow only if returns are attractive. Though AI is currently the focal point for investors, LSEG emphasizes that the green transition remains a significant long-term investment force. —- —- MEF MOBILE NEWS 9 JULY 2024 Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund (TWF) is considering selling its 26.2% stake in Turkcell, the country’s largest telecommunications operator, Bloomberg reports citing people familiar with the matter. While informal talks with potential buyers have occurred, some within TWF oppose the sale, viewing Turkcell as a strategic asset. The final decision will likely rest with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who chairs the fund’s board. Investors from the Arabian Peninsula and Azerbaijan have shown interest in Turkcell. The fund has consulted an investment bank but hasn’t issued a formal mandate. Turkcell shares surged 5.4% following the news, marking the highest level since its 2000 IPO. The stock has increased over 50% in dollar terms since TWF’s acquisition in 2020, giving Turkcell a market capitalization of $7.3 billion. ——————————— The Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC) blocked Vodafone’s acquisition of Cabonitel, owner of Nowo, citing concerns over reduced competition and consumer harm. AdC’s decision followed a thorough investigation that concluded Vodafone’s increased market power would reinforce barriers to entry and likely lead to higher prices for consumers. Despite Vodafone’s proposed commitments, including offering its fibre network to Digi and selling spectrum rights, AdC found these insufficient to mitigate potential negative impacts on competition. Vodafone sought to acquire Cabonitel in October 2022 to expand its customer base and fixed network coverage in Portugal. ———————————— Altice Portugal’s MEO has launched a Radio Access Network modernization and upgrade program across 2G, 4G, and 5G with Nokia equipment under a multi-year contract. This includes accessing Nokia’s local delivery center for oversight. Nokia’s AirScale will boost MEO’s RAN performance and 5G capabilities, supporting a customer-centric strategy per Chef Technology Officer Jose Pedro Nascimento. The initiative aims to enhance consumer and business services, building on past successful collaborations. It features Massive Multiple Input and Multiple Output, baseband, and remote radio head equipment, with Nokia’s MantaRay for network optimization. MEO will utilize Nokia’s Portugal R&D facility for 5G innovations, backed by global delivery center capabilities. —— —— MEF TECH NEWS 9 JULY 2024 Elon Musk’s social media platform X is grappling with stagnant user growth amid competition from Meta’s Threads. X reported 251 million global daily active users in Q2, up 1.6% year-over-year, a contrast to previous double-digit growth before Musk’s $44 billion acquisition in October 2022. Under Musk’s leadership, X faced criticism and advertiser losses due to his free speech stance and reduced content moderation. Despite Musk defending these actions as necessary, X is contending with Meta’s Threads platform, which has amassed 175 million monthly active users within a year, compared to X’s claimed 600 million monthly users. ————————- HongShan, Sequoia Capital’s former China unit, raised an $2.5bn fund for Chinese tech start-ups, defying a fundraising freeze, the Financial Times reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. The Beijing-based group, split from Sequoia last year, closed the fund in March, marking the largest private VC fundraising in China this year. Founder Neil Shen’s influence remains strong. The fund is backed by the Hangzhou city government and insurers, but it’s smaller than HongShan’s $9bn fund from 2022, which is still mostly undeployed. —————————— Logitech International has denied founder Daniel Borel’s request to consider replacing board chair Wendy Becker at the company’s September 4 shareholder meeting. Borel had proposed Guy Gecht, a current board member, as the new chair, but Logitech stated Gecht is not willing to serve and supports Becker. This denial is part of a prolonged dispute, with Borel criticizing Becker and the leadership for lacking technological expertise. Although Becker announced she will step down in 2025, Borel insisted her departure should be sooner. —————————— Tech giants like Microsoft and Qualcomm are promoting “AI PCs,” which feature additional processors to enhance AI capabilities, such as personal assistants and task automation. However, only 3% of PCs shipped this year will meet Microsoft’s AI processing standards, according to IDC Research. To drive adoption, the industry needs more variety in AI PCs and software that leverages the new hardware. Analysts remain skeptical, noting limited usefulness as few software developers, aside from Microsoft, are creating features for these AI-optimized machines, says Morningstar analyst Eric Compton. —————————— —— ——

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Spoofing Trends and Tribulations: From AI to CLI and the Implications Beyond

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In a recent MEF webinar, MEF Advisor Nick Millward was joined by Bradley Greer, VP of Data Solutions and Product at phone number intelligence data specialists netnumber, to discuss the challenges of spoofing and other fraud mechanisms and how these evolving trends are putting pressure on providers to meet ever-tightening…

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MEF Leadership Forum Nordics 2024 – in pictures

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Perspectives in mobile: The Human Side of Digitalisation

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In this episode Greg Verdino, an expert on digital transformation, as a Principal Analyst & Founder of CognitivePath, discusses the challenges and opportunities businesses face in a rapidly changing world. He emphasizes the importance of adaptability and risk tolerance in navigating the future. Verdino also highlights the need for organizations…

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5 minutes with… Pandas

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Mobile Network Intelligence: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

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In this guest post, Adri Loloci, Senior Global Product Manager at Vodafone, discusses the issue of fraud in the mobile ecosystem and how Vodafone is combating the £600m problem using mobile network intelligence. Fraud is a constant threat and remains a barrier to progress in the telecoms sector, costing UK…

SMS Use Cases: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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The Brand’s Guide to 10DLC Business Texting

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10th Annual Trust Study

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
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Mobile Network Intelligence: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

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The Brand’s Guide to 10DLC Business Texting

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
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10th Annual Trust Study

| Internet of Things, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, Mobile Payments, Personal Data | No Comments
The 10th annual MEF Global Consumer Trust Report reveals a concerning trend: data abstinence, the declining quantity and quality of shared information. Globally, 67% of users avoid sharing personal data, and only 12% are unconcerned about data control. This behavior is impacting social media platforms, as users become more passive…

Business Messaging Customer Survey 2024

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10th Annual Global Trust Study: Spotlight on India

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5 minutes with… Qoolize

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5 minutes with… Pandas

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5 minutes with… BaseKit

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n this guest post, Deshbandhu Bansal, COO of MEF Member Comviva, explores how the latest wave of generative Ai has become an essential tool in spotting and combatting fraud for CPaaS providers. In today’s hyper-connected world, there’s an excess of communication—too many messages, calls, and data packets zipping across networks.…

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