Commsrisk Top Ten for July 2022

This July was another strong month for Commsrisk, with a 7 percent rise in the number of visitors compared to July 2021. Much of the recent growth in Commsrisk traffic comes from the USA. Since the beginning of this website, the USA has ranked alongside India and the UK as the three countries which generate much more Commsrisk traffic than others; they are collectively responsible for approximately 40 percent of all the traffic this website has ever received. There have been many changes to the ranking of the countries within the top three, with each typically fluctuating between 10 to 15 percent of all traffic within a month. That pattern is now undergoing a transformation because the rate of growth in the USA is consistently eclipsing that of its nearest rivals.

Whilst traffic from other countries continues to grow, the addition of new US readers is accelerating each month, possibly as a result of network effects. The USA topped the charts for 2021 by delivering an impressive 19.7 percent of traffic received last year, but US readers are now responsible for a mighty 27.6 percent of all Commsrisk traffic since the start of 2022. A wider viral effect may also be boosting the audience to the immediate north of the USA. Canada has long ranked amongst the ten largest audiences for Commsrisk but they now consistently sit in fourth place, ahead of other mainstays like Germany and South Africa. However, language barriers persist and there is no similar viral effect for the Mexican audience, which sits only just inside the top 50.

These were the ten most popular Commsrisk articles during July, as ranked by unique page views.

  1. Chief Target of New US Robocall Crackdown Is American Banned from Telemarketing in 2013
  2. Is Flash Calling a Fraud?
  3. The Million-Pound British Alternative to the Billion-Dollar STIR/SHAKEN Program
  4. Vigilante Used Traffic-Pumping Fraud to Pay for Denial of Service Attacks on Robocall Scammers
  5. Mobileum Seeks More Takeovers
  6. Another Bad US Proposal Wants More Punishment for Telcos Instead of Punishing Robocallers
  7. What Is the Cost of Rogers’ 15-Hour National Outage?
  8. Calls with STIR/SHAKEN C-Attestation Almost 6 Times More Likely to Be Robocalls than Unsigned Calls
  9. Half of All Australian Scams Begin with Voice Calls
  10. MTN Nigeria Subsidiary Demands Banks Return $54mn of ‘Wrong’ Mobile Money Transactions
Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.