Revenue leakage rises among global telecom players

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Bangalore, Sep 17(UNI) Subex Azure Ltd, a leading global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) solutions for telecom operators, today announced key findings from the 2007 Global Operator Attitudes to Revenue Management Survey.

According to the independent study commissioned by Subex Azure and conducted by telecoms analyst house Analysys Research average revenue leakage among global telecom operators increased to 13.6 per cent, from 12.1 per cent in 2006.

Analysys which conducted the study for the fifth consecutive year, cites external fraud, internal fraud and fraud by other operators as the number one factor in operator losses this year.

According to results, average fraud losses have grown from 2.9 per cent of revenue last year to 4.5 per cent this year. In ddition, mobile operators tend to lose more than other types of operators.

Noted principal analyst at Analysys, Danny Dicks said "While Revenue Assurance and improved overall OSS programmes have made great strides within all types and sizes of organizations, the dynamics of the industry are still presenting operators with greater challenges to address.

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