Preventing telecom fraud and practicing revenue assurance are closely linked in modern telecom networks, though operators may have once thought of them as separate solutions for separate problems. This Light Reading Report considers the growing problem of telecom fraud, discusses some approaches to fraud management and considers how the opportunity of emerging markets could be offset if telcos unknowingly put revenues at risk.
Further, this report also lays out the different types of telecom fraud and discusses examples of each. As telecom networks evolve, so too must revenue assurance and related back-office functions, where a small mistake could lead to massive shortfall. As the final story in this report points out, telcos must be careful not to let new opportunities, like LTE networks, turn into something that provides dizzying growth, but later damages the bottom line.