Commsrisk Top Ten for February 2019

Commsrisk traffic was peaking well above normal during early February, but slid back during the week of Mobile World Congress, probably because so many people were at that show. Am I the only person who wonders why the leaders of our industry think the best way to promote the convenience of mobile telecommunication is to fly lots of people to the same place so they can talk face to face? If you ask me, that seems like a better advert for airlines, conference halls and hotels. Perhaps the global hospitality industry should run a virtual conference in cyberspace so they can return the favor.

These ten Commsrisk articles topped the popularity charts for February.

  1. US-Trained Spy Worked at Qatari Telco Before Spying for UAE
  2. Sandvine Wins $12mn Latam Order for Network Analytics and RAFM
  3. What Do We Do with Huawei?
  4. RAG’s Inaugural Middle East Event Wows Bahrain
  5. Are You Still Using Risk Matrices?
  6. Another Surprisingly Large Fraud Estimate
  7. Hungary and Luxembourg Suffer Wangiri Surges
  8. Why Telecoms Assurance Must Become Agile
  9. 10 Year Prison Sentence for US SIM Swapper; Another Indicted
  10. Our Problem Is with SMS, Not SS7
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.