Commsrisk Top Ten for 2019

There is opinion, and there is data. Sometimes humans can make sense of a confusing picture and see the truth within it, and other times there is more truth to be found in statistics. It is a simple fact that Commsrisk received 17 percent more visitors during 2019 than 2018, continuing the upward trend that has persisted every year of the website’s existence. However, it is impossible to explain how to write a popular article, although intuition and experience tell us which topics people care about. I have already shared my review of the most important news in 2019, but those stories did not always attract the most eyeballs. Here are the ten Commsrisk articles that had most readers during 2019.

  1. Mobileum Buys WeDo for $70mn
  2. Vodacom Tanzania Boss Charged with Fraud; Everything We Know So Far
  3. Telco Fraud Forum Repeatedly Broke the Law
  4. RAG Wangiri Blockchain Solution Implemented
  5. Tanzania Frees Vodacom Managers Accused of ‘Fraud’
  6. Obituary for Santhosh Gopalan
  7. New Wangiri Blockchain Solution from Orillion and RAG
  8. Afghanistan Signs Dodgy National Revenue Assurance Deal
  9. Too Many White Faces Dominate Telco Risk Management
  10. Remembering the Bad Old Days of Revenue Assurance

And these were the ten most popular articles during December.

  1. The Unsung Heroes of 2019
  2. Growing Beyond Revenue Assurance: The Rise of Business Assurance
  3. Will Google Use IoT to Kill the Phone?
  4. Mobile Money Fraud Advice Issued by GSMA
  5. Why Has Subex Joined the RAG Wangiri Blockchain?
  6. Risk & Assurance Group Opens New Sponsorship Round
  7. The Need for Anti-Fraud Partnerships: GBSDTech and the RAG Wangiri Blockchain
  8. Biggest Indian Telcos Set to Attend RAG Delhi
  9. Subex FMS Will Connect Users to Global Anti-Wangiri Blockchain
  10. “Even Women Have Been Arrested for Alleged Simbox Fraud”
Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.