Commsrisk Top Ten for April 2017

One of my infamous rants about ‘X percent average leakage’ topped the charts during April. Does a growing number of RAFM pros believe we need a better value proposition than arguing leakage was high, remains high, and will always be high?

Other big stories covered arrests and prison sentences for fraudsters, progress with the adoption of revenue assurance in utilities, and the threat to privacy created by an explosion of connected devices. That made April an exciting month for news and opinion, leading to healthy audience figures.

The most popular April articles are listed below, ranked by the number of unique views.

  1. The myth of 3 percent leakage has to end
  2. MTN accountant arrested for million dollar fraud
  3. Telco boss cloned phones; gets 6 year prison term
  4. UK utilities: it’s RA or the highway…
  5. The internet of things will kill privacy
  6. 5 star sponsors for a 5 star profession
  7. Poor Cartesian 2016 results; share price falls
  8. RA in Mozambique: rocky start, pearly finish
  9. Vodafone UK billing complaints up again
  10. Revenue assurance or restaurant apathy?
Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.

Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

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