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
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August 2009

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Highly Recommend ITEXPO West and SUPERCOMM

August 28, 2009

Both conferences attract a huge and robust mix of professionals, developers, early adopters, SMEs, voip companies, anything over IP companies, and more which results in exciting discussions and new innovations. When a conference only concentrates on one type of participant, the results will be the same as always. 

I'll be at ITEXPO West Sept. 1-3, 2009 in L.A. If you haven't signed up, do it now. Stay in the Westin Bonaventura right near the conference center or the Stay Hostel about a mile away, whatever is your budget. 

Save time in your calendar also to attend SUPERCOMM in Chicago, IL, scheduled Oct. 21-23, 2009. 

But consider exhibiting at both shows each year.





Have you heard about the new kid in town? TelecomYou

August 26, 2009

After ITEXPO West Sept 1-3, 2009 in Los Angeles, I plan to interview the CEO of TelecomYou, Osama Katanini on my podcast channel. The telecom business networking site offers you new opportunities that fit into your marketing efforts perfectly.  Get in on the grassroots level of a platform that is attracting telecom-related entities in every nation of the world. In just a little over a month, the site has 4000 members. You'll find groups like Rebtel and DIDX and the opportuntity to read and start your own blogs, videos, jobs, and more.

A Women, a Latino, a Successful VoIP Businesswoman

August 26, 2009

I can't help but repeat in my mind over and over Ilene Adler's references to male chauvinism or mistreatment of women, "We have to make it happen, take action, make waves, collaborate, pitch the best people to the world whether they are men or women." 

Exactly! Rather than nag, complain and cause drama, I believe in action, rational action that will innovate new empowering possibilities for everyone. So, who did I have the joy of conversation with next on DIDX podcasts? Ludymar Reveron, sales manager for IPsmarx.

IPsmarx's New Enhanced Direct DID Solution Version VI

August 26, 2009

Have you heard? IPsmarx Technology, oh yes, they know that we may be calling each other in the future via our DNA number, our real name, telepathy, SIP address only, or some other method of identification of the one you want to call and be called by. For now, the company is doing something very interesting! 

They offer an Enhanced Direct DID Solution Version VI which allows service providers to deliver to their customers with an affordable medium through which they can make international calls.  Through this solution, calls are routed through a landline phone or cell phone eliminating the need for your customers to have internet access or an IP phone. 

What's wrong with that? It's convenient.



Interview VoIP Historians, Haider on Aplio and Net2Phone

August 24, 2009

Remember Aplio and Net2phone? Immerse yourself in Internet telephony history with Haider Ali. Rehan Allahwala (inventor of DIDX and Virtual Phone Line) and I (vice president of Super Technologies and DIDX) interviewed Haider who is a house-hold name in technology in the Middle East and Pakistan. We took advantage of the press room at CommunicAsia in Singapore 2009 where we were media partner. The video interview is on Youtube.

Back in the mid '90s, early technology adopters, both technically savvy and not, became interested in internet telephony. (I was one where I used Vocaltec's Internet Phone in my 8th grade middle school English classroom to augment reading, writing, and speaking in standard English.) 

Haider Ali had a friend who told him about Net2phone, to make calls over the Internet cheap, like 30 cents per minutes, Haider went to New York to meet Jordan Katz about this.



David Moodley of Infineon Shares 7 Myths about VoIP

August 21, 2009

Check Dataweek in South Africa for the article. Myths he debunks:

1. VoIP voice quality is substandard

2. More bandwidth automatically means better voice quality

3. VoIP does not pay for itself

4. VoIP too energy-hungry

5. VoIP phones are not yet truly interoperable

6. VoIP is full of security loopholes

7. VoIP is only for techies and freaks!

South Africa DID are available on TollfreeforwardingDIDX, VoipSwitch, Gizmo5 to name a few.

Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills May Soon Have DID from up to 60 Countries

August 21, 2009

The award-winning hotel's guestrooms come with Cisco hospitality telecom solution, including two line VOIP phones with color touch screens, direct inward dial numbers, complimentary DSL and wireless service. "The entire system is run through new Cat VI cabling, providing the clearest quality sound and fastest internet speeds. Each room is also equipped with Bose stereo systems and 37" HD flat-panel LCD monitors with tele-adapters allowing guests to plug in and play their own personal music, movies or television shows off of their MP3 devices or laptops."

Direct inward dial phone numbers could be available soon from as many as 60 countries. Read more on Pr.com.

4G Wireless Evolution Pairs with ITEXPO West Sept 1-3, 2009

August 20, 2009

4G Wireless Evolution Visionaries (Sept 1-3, 2009 in Los Angeles) Include:
Bill Goodman
Director of the Converged Services Architecture
Verizon
Session: Enabling the App Store:The Network Operators Perspective

Shawn Molodow
Director, Market Development
Clearwire
Session: Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices

Mark Pecen
V.P. Network Architecture
Research in Motion
Session: Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices

Paul Vroomen
CEO
Sandbridge Technologies
Session: Does Your 4G Device Communicate or Compute

Kenneth Gawelek
Worldwide Head of WiMAX
Cisco
Session: Stimulating Rural WiMAX

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Agenda At-a-Glance

Go Shopping with VoIP Coupons

August 20, 2009

No joke! Check out CouponCraze.com.

Broadband's Effect on Rural Areas and Entrepreneurship

August 20, 2009

Broadband penetration in the US is approximately 89%; whereas, according to the market research firm comScore report shows overall rural penetration sits at 75%. There's still a divide. How do the new Broadband Stimulus Funds fit in here? Check SUPERCOMM for actual sessions regarding this and sign up to sponsor, present, exhibit, or participate in this Oct. 21-23, 2009 conference in Chicago.

The U.S.

Telus Quickstart to Call Forwarding Definitions

August 16, 2009

Telus does a good job giving simple description and definition to different call forwarding features.

So Apple Loves AT&T and Verizon?

August 16, 2009

Apple is talking to Verizon about a device that will do everything?

First ever Social Media and VoIP Language Teaching Course

August 16, 2009

"The English language teaching course book called 'English Out There - Intermediate TD4' enables schools, teachers and students to use the internet's free social networks and free internet telephony to make their English learning much more interactive, motivating, practical and inexpensive.

Not only does the first social media English course book challenge publishing convention (though not the latest research) about how people actually learn a second language; the methodology it applies also drastically lowers the financial barrier for millions of schools, teachers and students around the world who would like to integrate highly valuable native speaker practice into every single lesson for free."

(Copied from http://www.prleap.com/pr/138779/. Please read the rest of the article there.)

Social media and internet telephony are also a great combination for improving how one uses one's first language also. That is the real reason I first became interested in voIP and social online media (although it wasn't called that... back then) in 1995.





Allahwala and Vance on Increasing Innovation with Asterisk

August 16, 2009

Rehan Allahwala, CEO of Super Technologies, Inc. and inventor of DIDX and Virtual Phone Line, Greg Vance, of Digium, and I were kind of "think tanking"  in the CommunicAsia conference press room where we thought it would be quiet. Loud in there, but not as loud as the conference exhibition areas, so...

The discussion begins with Asterisk training programs needed in the India, Pakistan and Bangladesh region because of the extreme fertility and plethora of talented engineers. From there, we hear of the need for training partners in the complete APEC region from eastern to western and from northern to southern parts of Asia. Perhaps collaborations at a reasonable price for DCAP certification among universities and Digium?

Load Balancing an idea at Cluecon 2008, Reality 2009

August 10, 2009

Why Cluecon? Bogdan Andrei Iancu discusses the excitment of meeting with developers at Cluecon. Load balancing started as an idea at Cluecon 2008. This year Bogdan spoke on the success of that project in presentation. He summarizes this in the video, posted to Youtube.

Would you like to learn more? Visit 4-5 channels on IRC, webinar programs once per month, mailing list and more. Check http://www.opensips.org. See http://www.cluecon.com and http://www.freeswitch.org for more information about open source development, telephony related.

Yameen at Cluecon

August 10, 2009

Yameen Rasul MIET MEng, Technologist (R&D Engineer), what a likable guy who we met at Cluecon (http://www.cluecon.com).  He's working on a project with voIP.

Yameen was braver than most at Cluecon in that he asked good questions quite often during conference sessions. He states that he's taking back many more ideas for research and development than he thought from this conference and can't wait to jump on it basically.

We were enjoying lunch with Tandem Neutral, Inc. based in Chicago, Yameen, and Moshe Yudkowsky from Disaggregate, Pebble and Avalanche, and MidwestSpeech.

This blog has been edited.

Websites:
http://www.cluecon.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk
http://www.midwestspeech.org,
http://www.pebbleandavalanche.com
http://www.disaggregate.com
http://www.didx.net/events (media partner for Cluecon)
 

Tweens were the Market, but Now the INDYs

August 4, 2009

In Telapliant's voip news, they state, "... an increase in the number of over-55s in the UK choosing to book their holidays online as they have more travel flexibility, a study suggests."

The first person I heard to explain to VoIP entrepreneurs and companies offering IP communications service that senior citizens are an important group who need and have the time and money to take advantage of voice over Internet... was a 16 year old named Max Arnold at Ecomm 2007.

Watch Max present this on Youtube.
 

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