Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
32 yrs in telecom, teaching, blog & grant writing, biz development, marketing, & PR. Favorite moments in life involve time w/ family & friends, networking, IP communications industry verticals & horizontals, running, traveling, foreign languages
| 1. "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition..." Barack Obama ..... 2. "One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain." By Thomas Sowell

LTE Market Status, the Tie-In to VoLTE, and the Importance of 3G Interoperability

On March 7, the GSA put out a press release confirming that 2015 ended with over 1 billion LTE subscriptions.  This is a hockey...

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What Channel Are You Watching?

One thing I have noticed is that UCaaS sales overall is not accelerating. Gary Kim writes how it is becoming commodity....

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A Quarter Century Intel Wound From AMD and How to Respond

Show me the horsepower! By now, anyone who follows tech news even casually knows a massive 12,000 workforce reduction is taking place...

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Daniel-Constantin Mierla and Giovanni Maruzzelli Talk Real Time Communications and Kamailio World

Ring, ring, ring. Or maybe no ring at all because of the power of WebRTC. Welcome! Kamailio might be at the border,...

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The Feds Just Confirmed Banks are Still Too Big to Fail

I realize this is not a tech focused piece and that's generally why you come here but since a financial crisis generally...

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API of the Week: SYSTRAN's Cloud Based Multilingual App Development

The ability for a company to sell its products and services worldwide has never existed in the way it has this past...

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Nissan Outs Mitsubishi for Cheating. No one Outed #VW

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said it manipulated mileage test data for its minicars sold in Japan, resulting in 620,000 vehicles produced in the...

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Daniel-Constantin Mierla and Giovanni Maruzzelli Talk Real Time Communications and Kamailio World

April 22, 2016

Ring, ring, ring. Or maybe no ring at all because of the power of WebRTC. Welcome! Kamailio might be at the border, an interaction point for all things SIP such as communications calls, phone registrations, and presence.

David Bowie Even Affected 100s of Kids and Me to Reinvent Ourselves

January 19, 2016

MP3 before CBS Interactive took over? David Bowie's BowieNet? I'm 60 years old now and looking back at the hundreds of 13-year-olds and me...we were avid lurkers, listeners, collaborators and reviewers over Internet. We wrote music reviews and felt that we got to know technology visionaries, students in over 18 countries including Australia, Germany, Japan and Pakistan; world wide musicians, business owners...a real blast.

Blab Bloopers + ITEXPO East with Xorcom Bridger and TMC Tehrani

January 19, 2016

A first Blab Dot IM included brave communications industry friends Xorcom's Ruth Bridger and TMC's Rich Tehrani. Topic: Getting the Most out of face-to-face ITEXPO East conference and exhibition Jan. 25 - 28, 2016 in warm Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

The following includes the edited Blab video embedded, Blab bloopers to avoid and a transcript of the talk. Though the bloopers will make you LOL, don't be afraid.



NFV Takes Data and OS Back to the Cloud - MYCOM OSI Podcast

December 24, 2015

Listen to MYCOM OSI president and CTO Mounir Ladki, who has been recognized twice by "Global Telecoms Business" as one of the leading 40 under 40 executives in the Telecoms industry worldwide. At AfricaCom 2015 in Cape Town this year, I noticed the MYCOM OSI team was always swamped with conference participant conversations, so I asked if I could record a conversation with Mr. Ladki about 5G, OTT, smart automation and analytics and other topics pertinent to communications service providers who are ready to become digital service providers. Happy new year 2016! Let's make life better than ever!

WebRTC Customer Service Benefits Retailers and Shoppers - Video Demo

November 30, 2015

"If you're shopping and need information about a specific product, and you can't find a salesperson around, scan the bar code [of the product], and it will identify what product you have and will give you information about that product. If you want more detailed information, you can press the icon. It will launch a video conference between you and a tech center...," explains MERA Software Services’ Michael Dundon during ITEXPO West 2015.

Buck the Trend Be Cool at Convergence India and ITEXPO East January 2016

November 29, 2015

Investors, entrepreneurs, inventors, early adopters and evangelists want to be a part of every best thing, and much of that is coming from India. Indians are known to buck the trend and be cool. From childhood up, kids in India do not want to emulate someone like Taylor Swift although they love to dance to her music. They want to be like Sabeer Bhatia, Hotmail founder.

Stanislovaitis Kickstarter Campaign Proves VoIP is Not Dead

November 12, 2015

VoIP is dead? We think not because it plays an integral part in effective unified communications, Internet of things and more. Plus, "VoIP" is a hit on the Kickstarter "How to Start and Run VoIP Business" book publishing campaign. The project has already doubled its financial goal with one week to go.

PCCW Global at AfricaCom: UC OTT Video Managed Security

November 6, 2015

AfricaCom is the venue to meet face to face with some of the world’s most impressive ITSPs such as PCCW Global. They are known for their top quality voice and data global network and also for how they enable service providers to achieve the growth they need with PCCW Global's “as-a-service” solutions. They offer OTT Video, Managed Security and Unified Communications.

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In October 2015, they partnered with South Korean content delivery network specialist Solbox to provide cloud-based video delivery technology for PCCW's media business.

Where Do Telcos Go From Here: IoT WebRTC SIP DID NFV

September 25, 2015

I started my research today watching videos and reading blogs about the biggest worries of telecoms and thinking back on 1000s of conversations with these companies online and at conferences. Somehow I landed on IBM's BlueMix IoT demo you can try with your cell phone and another device. Nice. Gotta love IBM, the company that officially began on Valentine's Day the year Jimmy Carter and Marlon Brando were born in 1924.

Where did today go from there?

Cogent Communications Multi-National ISP Success Story

July 15, 2015


Cogent Communications was founded by David Schafer in 1999, the same year as my first IP communications company Super Technologies, Inc. But, a real success story, Cogent Communications almost immediately acquired 13 other companies such as Allied Riser, PSInet and NTT/Verio server division over the next three years, 14 billion in capital for 16 million dollars. It has grown from a couple 100 On-Net buildings to 1500 and points of presence to 800. For those not familiar with the term "On-Net," that means Cogent has fiber in those 1500 buildings.

Wholesale bandwidth and colocation are two of the telecommunications buzz phrases that bring to mind Cogent Communications.

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