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

Sorry Apple, This is Really Samsung's Month

I find if you write about Android or Apple, you are often a target for people who will flame you on social...

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Rich Tehrani Thoughts From California

I've been on the road in Vegas and California over the past ten days or so. Here are my thoughts. The Venetian...

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GENBAND Kandy Goes Public at Ruby Skye

Last night, GENBAND hosted a gala premiere at Ruby Skye in San Francisco for its official Kandy launch - the transitional solution...

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Peter's View: The Channel Ecosystem

I read CRAIG'S VIEW: THE NEW CHANNEL ECOSYSTEM by Craig Schlagbaum, channel chief at Comcast. My response was too long for...

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2 Ways to Maximize Your Vendor Relationship

As channel partners, we get hammered all the time to sell vendor's stuff - even if it is unreasonable or doesn't...

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The Changing Definition of the Diameter Signaling Controller and Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)

Next week, I will be speaking at the Signaling Focus Day of LTE Asia.  The signaling focus day obviously will have...

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The Cat Video Index: A Simple View of Data Costs

By: Andy Porter, Product Manager in the Payment, Policy and Charging department at Alcatel-Lucent

The Economist has its famous Big Mac index for comparing buying power across countries. But I wanted an index that focuses on the cost of mobile data usage. That meant I had to find a data-charging equivalent of the Big Mac. I needed an item that crosses cultural boundaries, is universally understood and is available worldwide.

I considered many possibilities. But the answer arrived when I saw my daughter laughing at a video of a cat playing a piano. Obviously, the mobile data equivalent of the Big Mac is the YouTube video. It’s a universally available service that is easily measured in quantitative terms, making it ideal for comparing mobile data costs.

In honor of my daughter, I chose the classic “piano-playing cat” as the baseline video. And by the way, this cat video has been viewed over 34 million times, proving its suitability as a baseline.

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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:
1.


Telefónica Bought Jajah and Now Partners with Wikipedia

February 4, 2010

Telefónica is on a roll. They acquired Jajah, a web-activated, mobile web telephony, and direct number call  service provider, in December 2009. Recently they partnered with Wikipedia. The company Jajah is known for its Latin-American audience in mobile and online services. 

"It's a three-year strategic partnership to make Wikimedia's educational content available on Telefónica Web and mobile portals in the entire Telefónica footprint."

A slight shift in topic, I remember meeting them the first time at an EXPO COMM Mexico conference.



Advice from Barcelonians During Your GSMA Conference Stay

February 4, 2010

Social networking online has connected me with some of the coolest people in the world. I even met my business partner and my husband through it. I recently asked many industry friends in Barcelona their advice for me and others who are attending GSMA Mobile World Congress Feb. 15-18, 2010. 

Where to go? Where to stay?

Open Source Telephony and Social Media, Can't Take Them Seriously

February 3, 2010

 Interested in how small and large businesses are using social media like Twitter and open source telephony like Asterisk, openSIPS, Kamailio. and FreeSWITCH? We often want to pretend that what we do not understand "new disruptive ideas and services," i.e., social media and open source telephony... they cannot possibly be taken seriously, right?   One response to open source impact on overall communications industry recently included, "We view these solutions as helping to expand the overall market for VoIP by increasing awareness and enabling new applications to be envisioned..."   Is it true?
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