Commsrisk Top Ten for 2017

People are different, and their interests vary, so what I consider to be the most important events of 2017 will not be the same as the rundown of the most popular articles on Commsrisk. As with previous years, the top ten of 2017 included some surprises. Some articles scored well over the year although they only received modest attention when first published, whilst others continued to attract plenty of interest despite being over a year old. Here are the ten most popular posts of last year, ranked by unique page views.

  1. Ericsson bribery part 2: too little responsibility, too late?
  2. The myth of 3 percent leakage has to end
  3. Telco corruption fuels simbox frauds
  4. Roam like home – a broken window for fraud
  5. 10 defining moments at RAG Johannesburg
  6. Ericsson bribery part 1: the story so far
  7. 10 issues for revenue assurance and fraud management
  8. Subex to raise $12mn from new equity; eyes acquisition targets
  9. A fake identity for a phony telecom software firm
  10. WeDo uses AI to judge your personality

And the following posts received the most unique page views during December.

  1. Would you buy an RA training course from this man?
  2. Call replay: spying or fraud?
  3. Big data machine learning: telco fraud detection points the way
  4. The plagiarism goes on
  5. Cox Communications VP pleads guilty to multimillion dollar fraud
  6. Risk management is the future of internal audit
  7. Telia Lithuania merges risk and security with customer ops and business transformation
  8. German telco fined €66k for billing Irish customers it did not have
  9. RAG: from London to Sydney
  10. The Commsrisk review of 2017
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 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. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

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