Commsrisk Top Ten for March 2020

It is unusual for Commsrisk’s monthly audience figures to be topped by a story published on the final day of the month. However, the Tanzanian government’s obsession with imprisoning telco executives is the kind of story that attracts international attention, not least because they keep doing it over and over. I know the Tanzanian government and their cronies are reading this, because I can see where Commsrisk’s traffic comes from. My message to them is straightforward: if you keep on parading arrested businessmen in front of the press that you control, whilst demanding their businesses pay enormous fines for crimes you say were committed but for which you never show any evidence, do not be surprised if people you do not control observe that you must be a gang of cynical brazen crooks.

In recent years I have adopted a more personal approach to writing Commsrisk articles, as reflected by the use of the word ‘I’ in this sentence. That was a risky decision; it should be possible to read and learn from Commsrisk without knowing anything about me or the other authors. Some may prefer a more impersonal style. Nevertheless, overall readership figures have continued to trend upwards. It is gratifying that one of the most personal articles I have ever written almost reached the top of last month’s readership chart. Thank you for your kindness and support.

The following articles are listed in order of the number of unique pageviews during March.

  1. Tanzania Arrests CEO of Vietnamese-Owned Telco
  2. Judge Me by My Enemies, Not Just My Friends
  3. RAG Faces Its Moment of Truth
  4. Leakage Coverage Survey Results Are Roadmap from Revenue Assurance to Business Assurance
  5. New IRSF Data Shows There Are No ‘Low Risk’ Destinations Any More
  6. Making Revenue Assurance Teams Ready for Audit
  7. Virgin Media’s Data Breach Shows Why Risk Silos Fail
  8. Araxxe Offers Free Sample of International Termination Rates Report
  9. Coronavirus Used to Spread SMS Spam and Scams
  10. 26 SIM Swappers Arrested in Spain and Romania
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.