Commsrisk Top Ten for May 2021

These regular summaries about the traffic received by Commsrisk are starting to become a tad repetitive, as the number of visitors during May fell from the giddy record-breaking heights achieved in April, but still provided the third-highest total for a calendar month since the inception of Commsrisk in 2006. Nevertheless, it is always pleasing to have further confirmation that Commsrisk is sustainably reaching audiences on a scale that would have seemed an unrealistic ambition just a few years ago.

May’s traffic originated from 155 different countries, continuing a trend that has seen audience figures improve almost everywhere across the planet. India, the UK and the USA continue to be the ‘big three’ for Commsrisk, providing considerably more visitors than any other countries, as they have for many years. Previously the order of popularity within the big three has varied each month, but especially strong growth in US traffic has seen them remain at the top of the charts since February.

Canadian traffic has risen almost as rapidly as that from their North American cousins, with the result that Canada has overtaken Nigeria, Germany, France, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, the UAE, Portugal and the Netherlands to establish itself as the top audience for Commsrisk outside of the big three. Nevertheless, an article about the defamation of African revenue assurance professionals was the most widely-read story of last month, further illustrating the cosmopolitan nature of Commsrisk’s readership.

This rundown shows the ten most popular Commsrisk articles as measured by unique page views during May.

  1. The Woman Who Made a Career by Smearing African Revenue Assurance
  2. Subex Share Price Surge Lifts Market Cap to $400mn
  3. First Speakers Confirmed for RAG London 2021
  4. Should Telcos Sell Revenue Assurance to Energy Firms?
  5. Worrying Lack of Improvement Observed by New Leakage Coverage Benchmarking Study
  6. Why Do Telcos Allow URLs in SMS Messages?
  7. How Safaricom Tackles Mobile Money Fraud
  8. Fraudsters Impersonate Anti-Fraud Association; Amateurish Response from CFCA
  9. Angry, Biased and Superficial: BBC Reporting of Spoofing Fraud
  10. Saudi Telecom and Nokia Publish 5G Security Risk Assessment
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.