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

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

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...

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Blab Bloopers + ITEXPO East with Xorcom Bridger and TMC Tehrani

A first Blab Dot IM included brave communications industry friends Xorcom's Ruth Bridger and TMC's Rich Tehrani. Topic: Getting the Most out...

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NFV Enables Experimentation and Innovation for MVNO

A MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator – companies like Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless) operates like an MNO (mobile network operator – AT&T, Sprint,...

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VoiceBase Insights Unveils the Dawn of Big Voice

Twenty-five percent of people won’t make a call on their cell phones this week, just another data point which reinforces the perception...

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How Do You Choose a Marketing Firm?

I find it interesting that most service providers treat marketing as separate from the business as a shed in the backyard...

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VidAngel Review: Watch any Movie for a Buck

The sharing economy comes to videoI had a chance to try VidAngel this weekend and I am pretty impressed with the company's...

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Politically Motivated Hackers Hit Nissan, Are You Prepared?

Quite often when we think about hackers, we imagine there is someone looking to gain something of value from us. In response,...

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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.

Outsource Network Monitoring to Trusted Experts

July 7, 2015

Listening to Douglas Mauro, CEO and founder of TruePath Technologies, whose company is trusted with their network monitoring tools for the Verizons, Vonages, AT&T, makes me realize more than ever that businesses need to outsource as many tasks as they can to the experts in those task areas, so crucial time and effort can be spent on what the business is meant to provide in the first place! Why take care of things like network monitoring in-house? Leave it to the experts.

Alphonso Jackson, who served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), once said, "The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it."

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