Commsrisk Top Ten for May 2020

Increasingly high levels of traffic saw May rank as the most popular month for Commsrisk this year, and the third most popular month in the history of Commsrisk. Some of April’s top stories continued to linger in the charts, including those about the shenanigans of the Tanzanian regulator and problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though May’s leading story addressed law enforcement from a different perspective to that usually covered by Commsrisk. There was also lots of interest in the success of RAG’s first virtual conference, and plenty of views for two provocative op-eds: Kingsley Unah’s article about the impact of changes in traffic on the risk of fraud, and my piece about revenue assurance managers not being given the same respect as fraud managers.

The following articles are ordered by the number of unique pageviews.

  1. How CDR Analysis Caught a Murderer
  2. International Bypass Fraud Nearing Extinction
  3. Why Are RA Managers Treated as Inferior to Fraud Managers?
  4. Tanzania Arrests CEO of Vietnamese-Owned Telco
  5. 2,000 Viewers for Virtual Telecoms Risk Conference
  6. Managing Fraud Risk during a COVID-19 Shutdown
  7. The Tanzanian Style of Corruption
  8. 5 Reasons My Grandpa Would Approve of RAG
  9. US Threatens to Cut Off Four More Telcos for Spreading COVID-19 Spam
  10. Telecoms Risk Community Comes Together for First Virtual Conference
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.