RAG TV: From Tariff Harmonization to Tax Audits to Number Plan Loopholes

It is impossible to think of a short way to describe the topics covered during Episode 5 of the second season of RAG Television. Francis Afful, Senior RAFM Manager at MTN Ghana, and number plan expert Guy Howie were both excellent guests, and they contributed to a conversation that addressed:

  • Mobileum’s acquisition of SIGOS
  • Accusations that Huawei is a national security risk and human rights abuser
  • Margin risks caused by West African telcos harmonizing their tariffs
  • The best and worst ways to tackle interconnect bypass
  • How to reduce customer complaints about incorrect charging
  • National telecoms revenue audits
  • The ITU’s inability to track changes in national dial plans
  • Mobile malware being spread for the next generation of Nigerian 419 scams
  • Why US phone numbers encourage fraud
  • and much much more!

Instead of reading about it, you should just watch it! If you missed the live stream you can see the replay below.



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.