Commsrisk Top Ten for August 2019

Audience figures fell back from the record-breaking totals achieved during July, but the growth of Commsrisk’s base appears permanent with August 2019 ranking as the third most popular month in the website’s history. The top three countries continue to be India, the USA and the UK, which generate roughly a third of all traffic between them. However, the gap to the next tier of countries has narrowed sharply, with a lasting rise in the number of visits from Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UAE, Australia, and Canada.

The top article remained unchanged since July, presumably because the mainstream trade media failed to cover the story until they were supplied with convenient press releases, which only occurred a month after the actual events. This further validates the mission of Commsrisk, which goes beyond regurgitating announcements issued by vendors. Commsrisk is able to ask questions and provide commentary that others cannot, and continues to do so despite many demands to censor the truth.

The following 10 articles are ordered by the number of unique page views during August.

  1. Mobileum Buys WeDo for $70mn
  2. Indian Simboxers Arrested by Anti-Terror Police
  3. RAG Wangiri Blockchain Solution Implemented
  4. Huawei Engineers Caught Spying for Governments
  5. WeDo CEO Runs for Political Office
  6. RA President Pretends He Was Never RA President
  7. Safaricom API Warns Banks about SIM Swaps
  8. AT&T Staff Took $1mn in Bribes to Help Theft of 2mn Phones
  9. Are Carriers’ Own Processes Helping Fraudsters?
  10. Online Training Review: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
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.