Welcome to the Risk & Assurance Group

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.

Kansas Conference: 17-18 Oct 2018

RAG comes to the USA for the first time, with Sprint hosting RAG’s October 2018 conference at their campus in Overland Park, near Kansas City. As with all RAG conferences, telcos and regulators are welcome to attend for free … [continue]

Confirmed RAG Kansas Speakers

Want to Host RAG?

Some of the biggest names have welcomed our events to their head offices, including BT, Safaricom, Deutsche Telekom and MTN. We are already discussing plans with prospective hosts for 2019. Does your telco want to hold a RAG event next year?

We provide the marketing, funding and speakers for a world-class event at your location. All you need to contribute is the meeting room, whilst we handle everything else.

Are you planning a meeting with sister telcos in your international group? You can boost your event with a day of RAG sessions. Want training for your team? RAG can bring the experts to you. Whatever your goals, talk to RAG about how we can help each other.

Sponsors

RAG is supported by the generosity of:
  • SIGOS
  • Subex

Ofcom Rejects RAG’s UK 070 Proposals

The UK comms regulator acknowledged key observations made by RAG in response to its 070 number range consultation. However, it placed a disappointingly low priority on fraud deterrence and consumer protection.
 

An update is available here.

Future Events

Free Number Plan Management Demo

Following the launch of the RAG-Biaas web portal, Biaas will give a free proof of concept to any RAG member wanting to understand how better number plan data improves billing accuracy and reduces IRSF fraud.
 

Visit the new portal to learn more.

Past Presentations

Spammers Abuse Do Not Call Registry

When researchers at EURECOM used a honeypot to test the effectiveness of do not call (DNC) registries they disturbingly found the UK register was used by spammers to identify numbers to dial.
 

Find the EURECOM paper here.

Join RAG

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Risk Catalogue

With advice from telcos around the world, Geoff Ibbett is developing a common risk map and catalogue for revenue and cost leakages. The map documents risks whilst the catalogue lists techniques to mitigate them.

Read about the proposal and see the draft catalogue here.

Free RA Software

A1 Telekom Austria has released their free open source software for measuring the risk of revenue and cost leakages. The download comes with the new RAG RA Risk Catalogue embedded.
 

Learn more from here.

Some Speakers from Previous RAG Events

RAG Speakers on Video

John Preston of Tesco Mobile shares his thoughts on mixing personalities within an RA team.
Atul Jain of TEOCO shares some witty insights about how to think differently.
You can find many more words of wisdom which were recorded at previous RAG conferences by visiting our video archive.

The archive includes:

- Simon Walsh of Telefónica UK
- Gina Pesheva of Deutsche Telekom
- Bernice DeMarco of BT
- Tony Poulos of DisruptiveAsia
- and more!