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Telecoms Corruption Fuels SIMbox Fraud

I thought Telcos could benefit from my interview with a SIMboxer, or, more precisely, a former SIMboxer.  I’ve been aware of SIMboxing since 2002, and was involved in legal proceedings with one major SIMbox enterprise from 2003 to 2013, when their final appeal was thrown out by the European Court of Justice.  I’ve been learning about SIMboxing all that time, so why would I want to talk to a former SIMboxer?  Well, first, nobody knows everything.  Second, much of the Telco ‘knowledge’ is second-hand or inferred – are you sure what you ‘know’ is accurate?  One option is to verify your data at source, so I talked with ‘Dan’, the SIMbox man.

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Ericsson Bribery & Corruption – too little, too late?

Did you see press coverage of the Ericsson bribery and corruption allegations in November 2016?  Perhaps you were shocked.  Maybe you felt disappointed that another industry icon had failed to live up to its image.  I hadn’t really been aware of the allegations previously and I was surprised that Ericsson had screwed up so badly.  I was sufficiently curious to research the history of events that led up to the damaging headlines, to see what lessons can be learned.  Here is what I found…

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The Billion Dollar Risk

How much will you lose in a big telecoms fraud?  You may reasonably point out that ‘big’ is relative to the size of the company but for the sake of discussion, let’s say the question relates to the whole industry.  So, how big is ‘big’?  I’m thinking in round numbers here, but I’d say $1m is big, but not exceptional.  $10m is big and $100m is exceptional, almost unique.  So do you think you have a billion dollar risk from telecoms fraud?

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