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Sleepy Hollow, IL, United States, 2009/10/19 - Decoupling from the instability of traditional business cycles, revenue assurance professionals all around the world continue to rapidly expand their influence and mindshare within telcos.
In signs that the global market for revenue assurance (RA) professionals is expanding in line with carriers’ interest in RA, the Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) has added an astounding 500 members just in the past 3 months, bringing their number of registered members to over 3000.
“It is clear from the dramatic growth in our membership that the pool of revenue assurance practitioners is growing worldwide. But this growth did not just happen during the downturn when telcos were painfully re-learning why revenue needs to be top-of-mind. Before emerging from the recession, many telcos had to face their own mortality and realize how fragile their revenue models were—so they’re determined not to make the same mistakes again as the recovery gathers pace,” says Rob Mattison, GRAPA’s President.
“Telco’s are realizing that what was good business practice during tough economic times remains crucial even after a return to profits and growth. Many telcos had put aside revenue assurance in the last boom because they wrongly assumed it would slow down the pace of innovation. But the recession proved them dead wrong. Revenue assurance in fact encourages telcos to pioneer new technologies and continue rapid expansion, but do so in a way that keeps a firm eye on potential risks and exposures. This way, failures become far less expensive and successes get even more lucrative,” said Louis Khor, GRAPA’s Director of Research and Industry Analysis.
To find out more about the makeup of GRAPA’s 3000 members, drawn from 160 countries and 1300 operating companies, please visit our GRAPA members page.
To register as a GRAPA member, and download a free copy of GRAPA’s 200+ page internationally ratified revenue assurance standards book detailing GRAPA’s forward vision for revenue assurance visit the GRAPA Library website.
The Global Revenue Assurance Professional Association (GRAPA) was created to serve the interests of revenue assurance professionals throughout the world. As the leading standards, certification and professionalizing body in revenue assurance, GRAPA (grapatel.com) is committed to core principals of consensus, rationalization and integrity in all its endeavors. GRAPA’s goal is to further the professional stature of those working in revenue assurance, and to have their essential functions recognized at the core of efficient and effective telecommunications industry practice. GRAPA believes that this can only be achieved through the rigorous application of ratified global standards, the certification of trained and qualified professionals, and the continuous education of those who work in such an essential, demanding and constantly evolving discipline.
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