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

How to Get AT&T to Fund Your IoT Idea

IoT and M2M developers - here is some exciting news.It Isn't that often that you can develop something for what is supposed...

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Access is Still Pretty Good

At all the shows, it is cloud this and cloud that - a bunch of doom and gloom on legacy telecom....

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Mobile fax? Why do you need that?

Fax is an enduring technology. While you may think that fax is declining, some reports show that the market is actually...

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We ask the experts: How can exceptional QoE be achieved in VoLTE networks?

By: Jean Jones, Director, Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

What does voice over LTE (VoLTE) offer your subscribers? Better voice quality, including HD voice. Rich communications with messaging and video. And whatever inventive applications you choose to introduce. In other words, VoLTE can provide a superior quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers and give you a competitive edge — particularly when your service operates at its best. 

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In my last blog[CCE1] , our experts explained why an end-to-end strategy is the key to maintaining peak VoLTE performance. Now we’ll look at how this strategy gets put into practice to optimize real-world service offerings. The information here is based on interviews with Luis Venerio who works with our VoLTE Readiness Services team. And his observations come straight from his experience on VoLTE deployments that serve millions of subscribers.

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Wearable Tech Expo 2014 Kicking off in NYC

My team is at the Jacob Javits Center setting up for Wearable Tech Expo 2014 which will take place Wednesday and Thursday...

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #7

Tsahi Levent-Levi’s white paper, “Seven Reasons for WebRTC Server-Side Processing,” details a variety of WebRTC-related scenarios that necessitate a media server....

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How signaling spikes affect networks: 3 real-world examples

By: Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network Intelligence, Alcatel-Lucent

Data and signaling growth are usually good news for network operators, since growth often translates into higher revenues. But when growth is averaged over a month or quarter, the daily highs and lows of network activity are smoothed out. And signaling spikes remain hidden within the averages. These spikes can overwhelm available signaling capacity, which impairs the customer experience, as well as the operator’s reputation.

What happens when a spike occurs? Typically, a CPU Overload alarm appears on various mobile nodes. And the Network Operations Center (NOC) immediately starts praying that the burst is short-lived and doesn’t go over maximum peak-rate capacity. Because when that happens, all consumers are denied service access. Then, the process of identifying the source of the problem begins. This can be arduous, because it often involves applications completely out of NOC control. And the issue can’t be resolved easily without solid network analytics that enables engagement with application and device developers.

That’s the reason signaling information is a crucial part of the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Apps Rankings report and why LTE World 2014 devotes an entire pre-conference day to the topic. It’s also why this blog offers a closer look at how some real-world disruptive signaling spikes got started — and were finally resolved.

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IP Communications Solve Problems Faster

December 11, 2009

This is the way to get things done in a digital world. (They used Dim Dim, Qik, and Camstudio.)

CIO: I've asked Graphic Editor to create a banner for the top area of our page last week, but I just noticed that you gave us detailed directions. I have forwarded this to him today.

Will Friendster Trounce Facebook and MySpace?

December 10, 2009

On December 10, 2009, the Wall Street Journal published an article that "Malaysia-based MOL Global Pte. Ltd. has agreed to acquire all of Friendster Inc. ... MOL Global is an affiliate of unlisted MOL AccessPortal Berhad, a company that operates and develops payment systems. MOL's main shareholder is Berjaya Corp. (3395.KU) Chairman Vincent Tan"

Want to hear more?

Friendster aims to make other social networks such as MySpace, Facebook, Hi5, Orkut, and Tagged look like "a day at Grandma's knitting sweaters and doing word searches." It is more about "connecting smiles." 

I have a friend named Iris in Singapore who chatted with me on Google Talk about how much fun she thinks Friendster is.



How to Get Your Customers and Employees to Love You

December 9, 2009

The Cult of the Customer (or is your Team, your staff?) Erik Linask just sent me this invite and I want to pass it on to others.

When: Wednesday December 9, 2009 2:00 pm ET 11:00am PT 
What: 1 Hour Live Webinar with Q&A 
Where: Online 
Cost: Complimentary 

The customer experience has never been more important than it is in today's service environment. Customer service is driven by the customer experience and the people inside a company provide that experience - whatever employees experience on the 'inside' is similar to what customers will experience 'on the outside.' 

In this thought provoking webinar, you will be compelled to ask the following: Is my company in alignment? Does every employee understand the vision? Do our employees love their jobs? 

Discover the concepts, lessons and strategies that will show you how to build a customer service culture that will make your customers and employees 'amazing.' 

Based on the speaker's best-selling book, The Cult of the Customer, you will be introduced to powerful customer service and experience concepts that can help increase: 
Customer loyalty 
Employee morale 
Employee loyalty 
Value to your customers 
Your bottom line 
The value of your brand 

After the presentation, the Webinar will be open for a live Q&A.




















SMBs Get Easy to Understand and Use FreedomIQ IP PBX

November 30, 2009

It's tough to find the right business communications solution these days. Do you go analog, hosted VoIP, IP-PBX, or use a virtual office solution? Plus, once you've figured that out, how do you know which carrier to choose?

Heba Nawar, Woman in VoIP Today

November 27, 2009

Some believe that there is a lack of female business and technical developers in the voice over internet and IP communications industry, but I think it is just that they are quiet. It's my job to find them. Think back to the Facebook group I started in 2008 called Women in VoIP. Next... to share their expertise with you.

Social Networking Members are the Producers, TelecomYou

November 27, 2009

I interviewed Osama Katanani this week on our DIDX podcast channel. (Listen to or download the MP3.) Why? The wealth and variety of telecom experience in his background but also his present professional career which includes: 


Current
Executive Manager, Marketing Branded Resellers at Mobily
CEO of http://www.telecomyou.com
Past
Technical Marketing Asst. Manager at Mobily
System Architect at Zain
Systems Developer at Solutec

Suzanne Bowen

: Welcome to DIDX podcast media channel where we bring you the expertise of IP communications leaders from around the world. I'm your host Suzanne Bowen.








Nigeria Scam? Nigeria Will Wow You

November 25, 2009

Victor Adoga, Manager of the National Numbering Plan for the Nigerian ommunications Commission (like USA's Federal ommunications Commission), was someone I was not expecting to meet at NXTCOMM in 2007 in Las Vegas. We discussed that day the stereotypical depiction of Nigerians as opposed to the reality of innovation, hard work, entrepreneurship, and integrity evident in many.

Victor shared with me once, "I proud and happy being a Nigerian. With the right kind of leadership, given the vast natural and human resources we have, Nigeria has the potential to be great.

Gas is the New Little Guy Gone Big Plus Saudi Arabia VoIP

November 11, 2009

"There is enough natural gas in the United States to supply the country with its energy needs for the next century", said energy advocate T. Boone Pickens.

I surveyed several in my Facebook and Linkedin business networks to get their opinion on this, so check out what some had to say.

PTC's Q & A with Jeannie Diefenderfer, Verizon

November 4, 2009

Q&A with Jeannie Diefenderfer

Jeannie Diefenderfer is Senior Vice President of Global Engineering and Planning for Verizon Business. Please read on to learn more about Jeannie and her participation in PTC'10.

Why are you attending PTC'10?

Verizon (and its predecessor company MCI) has supported and attended the PTC for well over 15 years.

Lleida Spain SMS Mobile Operator, Enters USA Market with Florida

October 27, 2009

Have you heard of Lleida? They are a leader in the new SMS over IP and more services. First, they are the first SMS mobile operator in Spain and a veteran member of GSMA. Second, what made me notice them was an excellent press release about their entry into the USA mobile operator market starting with Florida.

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