MEF Panel – the Internet Show, Jakarta

MEF Asia Chairman Colin Miles recently moderated a thought leadership panel at the Internet Show in Jakarta on the 5th December, “Making mobile-commerce a viable option in Indonesia” The discussion explored various mobile topics including facilitating m-commerce, analysing the current gaps in infrastructure, the Indonesian Perspective shown in the MEF Global Consumer Survey and the latest review on proposed regulatory changes. Colin presented the key findings from the from the Global Consumer Survey on the mobile ecosystem in the region, and the review on the proposed Indonesian VAS … [Read more...]

MEF Global Webinar Series

With speakers from the UK VAS Regulator PhonepayPlus, MEF members Silverstreet and KPMG, the recent MEF Asia Webinar sought to explore whether pre-emptive positive action by the industry is the best form of defence against reputational harm, and what form such action might take. The recording and slide deck is available to download now from the MEF website. MEF North Americas also hosted a fascinating webinar exploring the phenomenon of Patent Trolls and Patent issues within the Mobile ecosystem. Moderated by MEF North America Chair Gary Schwartz, the North America webinar was led by guest … [Read more...]

MEF co-hosting panels at Digital Matters Singapore – MEF members save 30%

Next week sees the return of Digital Matters and Music Matters to Singapore from 22nd to 26th May - offering four days of interesting events, high level networking, music and fun! The conference addresses the critical issues of content monetization and production in the digital age, with an extensive programme covering a range of panels in the digital space with topics such as financing options, multi-screen consumption habits, building social media success, an in-depth look into connected devices, gaming in the digital world and many more.MEF is pleased to be supporting the event with two … [Read more...]

Global Strategies for Mobile VAS Compliance – MEF in Jakarta

Last month MEF co-hosted a one day programme in Jakarta to address the key issues facing the VAS industry in the region. Co-hosted with Indosat, Global Strategies for Mobile VAS Compliance saw more than 120 people in attendance, including 19 affected MEF members spanning the region, consisting of content providers, record labels, Indonesian industry associations and network operators among others. While it was clear the industry is suffering badly and businesses have been destroyed due to the actions of a few rogue companies, the mood of the one day programme was positive. MEF’s objective is … [Read more...]

Indonesian VAS Update – Join us in Jakarta, February 16th

MEF has announced a special one-day event co-hosted by Indosat on February 16th in Jakarta as a follow-up to on-going regulatory action to discuss the future of the Indonesian VAS market.As you may recall, following concerns of widespread consumer harm in October last year all VAS subscription billing services were shut down on the direction of the Indonesian Ministry of Telecoms. As a global regulatory champion and independent intermediary, MEF has been proactively supporting collaboration between the local regulator BRTI and the industry ever since to actively resolve the situation and … [Read more...]

MEF Asia Webinar – What Crisis? Operators embrace the OTT Challenge

MEF Asia is kicking off 2012 with a fast-paced thought leadership webinar on the 30th January on the challenge to mobile operators of OTT content and services.Date: Monday 30th January, 2012Time: 4pm (Singapore)Register for this FREE MEF Webinar nowWith the advent of the Smartphone, Asia-Pacific mobile connections is set to reach 4.2 billion in 2016, while the region’s mobile voice revenues will start to decline by 2014, says Ovum research. Mobile Operators face major challenges from the so called “over-the-top” players competing with traditional business models. As Telcos attempt to defend … [Read more...]

Indonesian Value Added Services Market in Crisis – MEF takes action

 Colin Miles moderates a panel at Next Billion event in Jakarta MEF is calling for its members affected by the recent regulatory upheaval in Indonesia to get in touch to collaborate on a project to clarify the compliance process for value added services (VAS) following a near complete shutdown of the industry in the region. If your business has been affected,  contact MEF to contribute to crucial activity underway to remedy the situation there, and help shape the future of the VAS market in the region.As of midnight, October 18 2011, all VAS subscription billing services were switched off … [Read more...]

CommunicAsia & MEF Asia Events – It’s a wrap!

What a week in Singapore for MEF Asia. This year’s CommunicAsia hosted at the impressive Marina Bay Sands was voted the best so far with more than 1,400 exhibitors, 51 countries and an estimated 56,000 delegates. We hope you enjoyed our hospitality in Singapore and your visit was a success! In 48 hours MEF Asia achieved:Hosting an AGM and Board ElectionsCocktail Reception for our visiting guests from around the worldHosted a successful fast paced one day VAS forum with 29 speakers at the MEF Mobile Strategy day co hosted with CommunicAsiaLaunched the MEF Asia M-Commerce GuideConnected many of … [Read more...]

M-Commerce in SE Asia: Understanding the opportunities of today and tomorrow

Interested in the mobile media market in SE Asia? Thinking about expanding your mobile entertainment product into the area? Want to find out the rising trends and how to tap into the potential of the market?Join MEF’s webinar on Wednesday 25 August and gain insight into the m-commerce opportunities available in the SE Asia mobile media market. The mobile device combines an innovative payment platform with the power to fuel impluse purchasing and is changing the way consumers pay for content, goods and services. The panel is made up of brands with real experience in the market, including Maxis, … [Read more...]

MEF Summit at CommunicAsia

MEF in collaboration with CommunicAsia hosted a Mobile Value Added Service Summit on the first day of CommunicAsia in Singapore. Communicasia is the premier event in Asia Pacific with 40,000 attendees, 1.200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries. The MEF organised summit received extensive press coverageConference Chairman was Colin Miles, Vice Chair of MEF Asia. With a well attended summit and numerous press coverage on our MEF speakers the event was a great success.On behalf of MEF Asia, we would like to thank the following speakers, panellists and moderators for their thought provoking … [Read more...]

Stand for MEF ASIA or MEF EMEA Boards @ MWC, 15 February 2010- Barcelona

Mobile World Congress draws international delegates from the leading telco and media companies across the globe, so where better to hold elections for MEF’s Asia and EMEA boards? Join us at the MEF meeting which will this year feature a round-up of MEF’s activities as well as elections* for both the EMEA and Asia boards. Stand as a candidate for your local region and create thought leadership, share knowledge and address issues facing the mobile media industry. Monday 15 FebruaryRegistration at 16:45 for 17:00 startFinish at 19:15 (MEF Connects networking event starts nearby at 8pm)Hotel … [Read more...]