The TMF, Surveys, RA and Risk: An Interview with Rene Felber


Rene Felber (pictured above) is the Head of Risks & FRA at Telia Finland, and he also leads the TM Forum’s global revenue assurance survey. He gives a lot of his time to fostering collaboration with fellow professionals and encouraging them to share information and advice about how to do their job. That makes Rene the perfect guest for the Commsrisk podcast, and he kindly joined us to discuss a series of important topics, including:

  • recent surveys and research and the conclusions Rene draws from them;
  • why the TMF RA team needs to concentrate more on the needs of managers and analysts working inside telcos;
  • the role for software that empowers people to do troubleshooting within their business;
  • the relationship between revenue assurance and enterprise risk management, and how that works in practice inside Telia; and
  • what motivates him to volunteer so much of his time working with the TMF and fellow practitioners worldwide.

Dan Baker once again joined me as co-host, and he also reflected on his analysis of the TMF survey results.

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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.