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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Small Cells are Key to Attracting and Keeping SMB and Large Enterprise Customers

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

To say that operators of macro-cellular physical networks are facing all type of challenges these days would be an understatement.  These range from spectrum scarcity issues, competitive pricing pressures, the need to build out LTE networks ASAP as platforms for new services and to meet the insatiable appetite of users for things like streamed and real-time video, getting ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) etc.  They also are busy figuring out how to keep users, particularly enterprise users on their smart devices always and all ways on their networks in an increasingly fickle world where alternatives abound, including for value-added traffic lost to Over-the-Top (OTT) providers.  

It is to keep enterprise customers on the mobile service provider networks for enhanced services that good in-building wireless solutions are seen as both a powerful business tool and a competitive advantage.  This is particularly true when it comes to retaining small-to-medium business customers (SMBs).

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Changing the SIM game

The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models comes with a SIM  that “gives you the flexibility to choose from...

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WebRTC and the Enterprise

I was reading an article titled, “How WebRTC can serve the Enterprise” but when I originally saw the headline I thought...

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Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Craig Walker, Alon Cohen, Mike Tribolet, Andy Voss and Danny Windham at ITEXPO Next Week

Panel to celebrate 20 years of IP communications/VoIP and discuss its future. Next week at the 29th ITEXPO, I get the pleasure...

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes on Importance of Bringing Ultra-Broadband to Africa

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

It may be almost cliché to say we live in a global economy, but many times when globalization is discussed the focus is on developed and emerging markets and not that often, if at all, on under-developed regions.  In fact, in the past few years until the recent drop in oil prices, much of the financial community’s and economic development interests has been focused on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).  This leaves out not just most of South America, but the promising rest of Africa which contains a wealth of rare minerals and other natural resources waiting to be literally and figuratively mined.

However, for most of the African continent countries to move from under-developed status, along with toward political stability and having a educated citizenry, infrastructure needs to be in place which it currently is not. This means not just giving the populace access to clean water and energy, but in a digital world ubiquitous and affordable access to businesses and individuals to high-speed broadband communications is now not just a foundation but a pre-condition that is essential for moving ahead.  

In this regard it is enlightening, refreshing and significant that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes recently wrote a corporate blog stressing the company’s interest in working with governments and commercial interests to help accelerate economic development across the continent.  This about not just about the Oscar winning movie of several years ago “Out of Africa”, but is also about around, into and across Africa. 

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ITEXPO will help Explain the Coming Cloud Upgrade

The cloud is changing how technology is bought, sold and used. The very economics of business have shifted as a result. When...

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WebRTC Expo San Jose 2014 Interviews

Are you interested in WebRTC but yet you missed the largest event in the space, WebRTC Expo a few months back in...

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Word Association Led me to 17 Year Old VoIP Singer and Entrepreneur

May 6, 2010

Something I enjoy doing ever since I heard Ray Bradbury talk about it on a documentary is word association. This morning, I typed in "art" and "voip" on Google and also Yahoo! search. I clicked on the first item of interest on VoIP-info and found it was actually a spam, nothing to do with VoIP. 

Next, I found a 2005 VoIP Monitor article with the title "Aspiring Teen Pop Singer Launches Own VOIP Service." Intriguing!


The article states that in 2005, there were approximately 11,000 + VoIP providers but definitely room for a new kid on the block.

Awesome Announcement Omega Telecom and The Flat Planet Group

April 26, 2010

Congratulations to our dear industry friends David Uzan of Omega Telecom and Moshe Maeir of The Flat Planet and a Phone.

The Flat Planet Group, the company who can set up a phone system in a matter of minutes, and an example of this is Yahoo! stores, has announced it closed an agreement to buy Omega Telecom a licensed telecommunications carrier based in Cyprus.

In the past few years The Flat Planet Group acquired several call centers in Cyprus. This helped the company to become familiar with the local telecom market. The kinds of services that The Flat Planet Group was providing include local DID phone numbers in 50 countries with Dynamic Caller ID.

Who's Exhibiting at CommunicAsia in Singapore?

April 23, 2010

Who's exhibiting at CommunicAsia June 15-18, 2010 in Singapore?

First, here's where you can  reserve a booth at CommunicAsia ... http://www.communicasia.com, and please tell them Suzanne from DIDX sent you so you can get the best deal. Our booth is 4P3-09, near the VIP Lounge where we can take you, the restrooms, cyber kiosk, media centre,  one of the main entrances to the exhibition hall and the TV studios.

Books-A-Million CurlUP E-Reader?

April 23, 2010

Join us in November at Kuala Lumpur GoMobile

April 22, 2010

Let me tell you about my friend Rani Wemel. She is one of the movers and shakers over at CommTechAsia with the support of MSC Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. She is one those spearheading the 3rd GoMobile Event, a mobile lifestyle event that snatches you into the next century!  Some of the things you'll get to do:
 
·         GoMobile Conference 2010 ( 9 Nov 2010 )
·         MobileWorld Star Awards Celebration Party 2010 ( 10 Nov 2010 )
·         GoMobile Expo 2010 ( 12 - 14 Nov 2010 )
 
The GoMobile Conference had a full house attendance in 2009 with over 30,000. Our company was there along with about a few hundred of the TMCnet community.





Add the DIDX API of Phone Numbers to your Blog

April 16, 2010

Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Weebly, Blogger,  Mambo, PHPNuke, Post Nuke, Plone, TYPO3, e107, Open CMS, MODx CMS, XOOPS and Zope! Each has advantages and downers. But for now, good news for DIDX members, partners, bloggers, and more, a WordPress plugin for DIDX.net.

The DIDx.net WordPress Information plugin enables you to get information from didx.net.

Jewelry that Lets You Talk, Jam and Surf

April 16, 2010

Shower April with Some IP Communications Events Please

April 14, 2010

For some reason, March, May and October are slam-packed full in the East and West with IP communications-related conferences; whereas, April, July, August, and December are almost empty. The company who pays me once per month is Super Technologies (a mult-national group with multi-national vendors and customers in the IP communications, social networking, medical and media spaces), and either DIDXchange is a supporting organization sponsor or media partner OR our Techistan is a press/media partner at some the most inspiring conferences in both areas of the world. 

So, let me share with you a few in the East during April 2010, a slow month for the West. Believe me, if you have a cell phone or device that lets you insert a SIM card, you'll stay connected more cheaply than in the West.

COMNET'10 and IT EXPO is scheduled April 16-17, 2010 in Karachi, Pakistan at the Usman Institute of Technology. I've been to Pakistan many times and to Usman IT a few times. It's a colorful nation of women in beautiful sparkly shalwar kameez, entrepreneurs on every street, traffic that is somewhat like an ad hoc ballet where everyone seems to know how to move perfectly. The last time I was in Pakistan, I took a train ride from Karachi to Islamabad and visited in between Multan, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Lahore and many smaller cities and villages to meet with every wiress/mobile operator and PSTN carrier I could.



Bring the Best of the West to CommunicAsia Conference: You!

April 13, 2010

 Over 4000 businesses and entrepreneurs have registered for CommunicAsia scheduled for June 15-18, 2010: Asia Broadcast Satellite, Accenture, BlackBerry, Comba Telecom, Consistel, Dialogic (also a respected member of the TMC community and sponsor, exhibitor, presenter, innovator at ITEXPO events), Emerson Network, Eutelsat, Harmonic, Huawei, Inmarsat, Intelsat, JDSU, MEASAT, DIDXchange, RAD Data Communications, Samsung Electronics, SES WORLD SKIES, Skype Technologies, ST Teleport, THAICOM, Telekom Malaysia, Yahoo!, ZTE, Techistan.


We're seeing more participation from the Western Hemisphere each year at CommunicAsia and other conferences in the East. More collaborations between the big names as mentioned in the first paragraph and more like your company in the East and West, mean global business triumph!
 
CommunicAsia is truly one of my favorite IP communications/entertainment/broadcast/ICT event in the East. Last year we gained many new relationships to sponsor other conferences in Asia, new DID phone numbers areas for sale on DIDX, and hundreds of leads of entrepreneurs, inventors, enterprises, technologies to fill our Techistan for years.

Check the Site Map here http://www.mktg-ses.com/Email/CMMA10/index.html and invite others to this pre-networking area and to register and participate as exhibitor, sponsor, or presenter before the deadline.

CommunicAsia advertises in TMC's Internet Telephony magazine, a very smart choice. Will we see any of the TMC team at CommunicAsia this year?








MakeItPro is Social Networking for Sports Everything

March 29, 2010

Hello to Competitor Group and Active.com. Look what Techistan found at CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas. Greg Wilfahrt and Jay Glickman of MakeItPro  share the excitement of the first interactive, family-friendly sports and social networking destination online. Check scores and highlights, nutritional guidance, fitness training, sports, psychology, and recruitment.

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