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Free events and online services for communications risk and assurance professionals

RAG has organised events for comms professionals working in business assurance for longer than anyone else. Now we aim to become the biggest global provider of free information and advice through our international conferences and online services.

Replay RAG London Online

RAG’s first virtual conference was watched by 2,000 people in 470 cities across 93 countries; see the map above. If you missed any of the presentations and panels from the 38 expert speakers you can replay all the individual sessions through the playback section of the conference page.

First Fraud Management System Integrated with the RAG Wangiri Blockchain

Neural Technologies is the first vendor to have upgraded their fraud management system so it can automatically exchange intelligence with the RAG Wangiri Blockchain. All customers of their Optimus FMS will now be able to use and share data about wangiri frauds happening worldwide in real time. Read the announcement here.

New Version of the RAG Leakage Catalogue

Version 4 of the RAG Leakage Catalogue is now available. The telecoms industry’s most comprehensive inventory of revenue and cost leakages now contains even more leakage points, root causes and mitigating controls. You can read or download the latest version by looking here.

Over 50 Telcos Join the RAG Wangiri Blockchain

RAG, in partnership with Orillion, is offering free access to a global distributed ledger of numbers used in wangiri attacks to any business willing to freely share their intelligence. This partnership now includes more than 50 telcos. Another eight vendors have integrated the consortium’s anti-wangiri data with their products and services. 900 million phone subscribers are now protected by telcos belonging to the anti-wangiri consortium.


Blockchain technology makes the ledger uniquely quick and easy to access; there is no need to implement any new software or hardware. The solution is cryptographically secure and only responsible members of the telecoms community may obtain access. See the portal and request to join the consortium here.


London Conference: Postponed

The planned agenda will be moved to an online event, to be held on the same dates, May 13th and 14th. BT will host the postponed conference on new dates which will be announced when circumstances return to normal … [continue]

Past Conference Presentation Slides


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Watch RAG Television

RAG wants to bring its free interactive content to as wide an audience as possible, and so our first season of RAG Television was streamed live during each Wednesday of April. We interviewed experts from around the world, with viewers asking questions during the broadcast. Each show has been recorded and made available for playback on demand. Look below to see them all.


Episode 5: Colin Yates, international fraud guru


Episode 4: Arnd Baranowski, CEO of Oculeus


Episode 3: Joseph Nderitu, RAFM consultant, and Ray Green of Focus Data

Episode 2: Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom and Tony Sani of Orillion Solutions

Episode 1: Jeffrey Ross of GBSD Technologies

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Some Speakers from Previous RAG Events

RAG Speakers on Video

Lorene Hunt and Madan Jangra of Optus talk about enhancing the assurance of their telco's network assets.
Bharat Pandit, Senior VP of Strategy and Business Intelligence at Tata Sky, shares his vision for the future of revenue assurance.
You can find many more words of wisdom which were recorded at previous RAG conferences by visiting our conference video archive.

The archive includes:

- Sergey Okhrimenko of LANCK Telecom
- Simon Walsh of Telefónica UK
- Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom
- Bernice DeMarco of BT
- Glen Winn of Virgin Media
- and more!