Commsrisk Top Ten for November 2019

Are numbers more trustworthy than words? The Commsrisk articles which received most attention during November concentrated on analyzing figures that are widely reported but rarely subjected to critical analysis. Only a few hits separated the top two articles. In first place was an article about Subex’s seemingly uninteresting financial performance, and what this means for a firm that is being separated into two divergent businesses. Just behind was an article revealing the flaws with the CFCA’s telecoms fraud survey.

Good risk professionals tend to be instinctively analytical and passionate about accuracy, so they are interested in the truth behind the words and numbers presented to them. Many of them also seek fair outcomes, whilst a simple headcount reveals the extent to which white professionals from Western countries dominate some so-called global associations. That is why the most widely-read article during October, which concerned racial and national prejudice in telecoms risk management, was also in the top three for November.

These were the ten most popular Commsrisk articles during November.

  1. Subex’s Divergent Performance Disguised by Steady Quarterly Results
  2. A Breakdown of the CFCA Fraud Survey Results
  3. Too Many White Faces Dominate Telco Risk Management
  4. Positive Press for MTN South Africa’s Anti-SIM Swap Solution
  5. How Many Telcos Did the CFCA Global Fraud Survey?
  6. WeDo Joins Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning
  7. Growing Beyond Revenue Assurance: The Rise of Business Assurance
  8. What Would You Do If Falsely Accused of Fraud?
  9. Why We Need the Opposite of Fraud Awareness Week
  10. The Critical Role of Value Creation in Telecoms
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.