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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Broadsoft, Nimble Storage, Vodafone, Hibernia, Sonus and other video Interviews

Erik Linask of TMC interviews Hugh Shannon of AvotusMy video team has been at some of the latest shows in the telecom...

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VoWiFi Will Play a Critical Role in Extending Voice Coverage

Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)...what’s the big deal?  For instance, I can already engage in VoWiFi with some VoIP clients that are downloaded...

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Why CSPs Will Retain a Strong Position in Video Services

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor

Facilities-based service providers that own the access network are ideally positioned to distribute video both today and in the future, according to Chris Croupe, who works in strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. Video comes in a variety of forms, its applications continue to expand, and this kind of content continues to multiply, Croupe notes in his recent TechZine posting, Future of video content: Evolution toward 2020.

Calls leveraging video have become widespread, he adds, noting that 59 percent of smartphone users under 35 years of age make at least one video call a month, and 37 percent of this group does so at least once a week.

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It's VoLTE Time

It’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE time). As we all know, the numbers of LTE networks and subscribers have been growing tremendously;...

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Why Google Blocking Revenge Porn is Significant

Amit Singhal SVP Google Search said on his blog today the company will soon offer a web form to allow people to...

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Video and Voice over LTE/ WiFi Requires a Media Server

With the LTE World Summit coming up next week, there will be much discussion about voice and video over LTE as...

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Analyzing the mobile devices connected to today's network

By: Patrick McCabe, Senior Marketing Manager, Alcatel-Lucent

We know from our own experience and from anecdotal evidence that mobile devices are proliferating and that mobile data usage is growing rapidly. This tremendous change necessitates change to the underlying network, too. But in order to make the best choices in terms of infrastructure investment, mobile service providers must have accurate data showing what devices are being used and which consume the most data and signaling resources. 

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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.

CommunicAsia 2010 in Singapore Offers Online Business Matching Programme

March 29, 2010

The Online Business Matching Programme for planned for CommunicAsia 2010 is provided by NGN - New Generation Network GmbH, Leipziger Strasse 126, 10117 Berlin, Germany. (Contact Mr. Gunnar Zidella.) This service is for CommunicAsia exhibitors. Just login to your CommunicAsia exhibitor area for the complete details, and send email to NGN the following:
1. A company description of up to 4,000 characters
2.

Exposing Ourselves to Info from Outside our Little Confining Circles

March 17, 2010

It's tough to step outside of my little circle, but I know I need to. We all do. So I found something new. It's IT-OC.

IT-OC.com is a hub of Egypt ICT showcase, an online gathering of people like you and me in the East and West, sharing ideas, technologies, services, inventions, interviews, events and more.  They recently published some articles about the iTIndoComm May 5-7, 2010 conference that our DIDXchange is media partner and our addition of New Zealand DID on DIDX at 99 cents per month.

Deal Center is Chosen for Online Meeting System by Telx

March 15, 2010

DealCenter, LLC, an online meeting system that enables attendees to schedule meetings with their peers leading up to and during an event, announces today it will provide its meeting service to Telx's Customer Business Exchange (CBX), an annual networking event designed to help grow Telx customers’ business, to be held June 3 in New York City. "Deal Center" is how I met Jaymie Scotto, Ilissa Miller and others from their company and were quite impressed at their attentive customer care.

This is the second year in a row that Telx, a provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in North American markets, has selected DealCenter to be deployed at its CBX event. 

Let me add the following quote and direct you to the original press release.

"Telx's CBX is a highly respected event in the telecommunications industry and our team is honored to work with CBX again this year," states Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO of DealCenter, LLC. “CBX is an event for networking, delivering true event ROI to its attendees, and DealCenter is excited to provide its meeting management system to support these networking efforts."





No Matter What Emily Post Says, Check Recording Laws

March 15, 2010

The first thing I learned to read, around age five, was everything on a box of Kellog's Corn Flakes. From there on, I was doomed or empowered? I studied Emily Post, the Hardy Boys, encyclopedias, a book about nuns I found in my Dad's office ... Everyone who attended the social networking session I participated in at ITEXPO East 2010, heard my story about encyclopedias motivating me to dig a hole to China. Many a time, a book was removed from my lap at school, and I was told, "Do another worksheet." 

Today, I still read at every chance.

Discussion on Minimum Scan Resolution to PDF to be Legible

February 12, 2010

You and me... we juggle 50 million tasks it seems at one time and then you scan a doc to PDF... say 10 page file in 150 dpi. It's somewhat legible but will take forever to send over email.

Understanding the Plus and Minus of Private or Public Peering

February 11, 2010

Everything you ever wanted to know about peering and better I found in this surprise location on the web at Drpeering.net. There is a great debate on the good, bad and ugly of both public and private peering. The site mentioned their notes they gathered from a debate at NANOG in Seattle, Washington to create the diagrams and arguments. The group compared notes and practices, and preferences for public or for private peering.

They provide five reasons for each with a conclusion of...

Motorola Droid or Blackberry Curve?

February 11, 2010

People in the circles I run are full of early adopters and especially in regards to cell phones. I surveyed and researched. I took a small group to Best Buy and Verizon with me. We played with every cell phone and settled on...

Here's my list, well, my experience in using cell phones:
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