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

$4B Wireless Repair Market Event Comes to ITEXPO

Almost 8,000 wireless repair businesses employ over 20,000 people and the market is growing. Yes, it’s a $4 billion dollar market! Apple’s next-gen phones...

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Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to...

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Ransomware Fog Rolls over SanFran Muni, SFMTA

We’ve known ransomware costs for a small- to medium-sized business can be $99,000, per Kapersky Labs. This includes lost business data,...

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Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't think Ican write one better than I did 2 years ago, so here's a link to that piece. Happy...

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Comparing Different Types of Mobile Ads

Now that access to the internet via mobile devices is past 50% compared to access via desktop, it makes sense that internet...

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UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform...

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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."

Serve Powerful PBX Market in the Cloud via Wave-Tel

May 18, 2015

Wave-Tel's CTO and Business Development Director explain why offering an IP PBX in the cloud is so attractive to small businesses; therefore, there booth was one of the most popular at International Telecoms Week in May 2015. Telcos and IP communications entrepreneurs quickly understood the benefits such as save more money, offer more features such as call recording and encrypted voice, and gain and retain more customers. 

 
Wave-Tel is based in London, UK since 2009. They deal in international wholesale (Voice, SMS and data services), VoIP telephony services, SIP Trunks, virtual numbers and application (web/mobile) development for their 5000 valued clients and business partners.



Contact them now and look forward to seeing them at ITEXPO West, October 6 - 8, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.






Unified Communications A.K.A. Connected Work

May 5, 2015

GetVoIP shared their much-awaited "Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015" list. A majority of people in my social networks online and offline have no idea what Unified Communications is nor how it can help them reach their * goals.

Recently, I explained what it is to a group of business people who are not involved in IP communications business. One of the responses was, "Oh, that sounds like Skype.

The Thrill and Fear of Connected Cars

October 3, 2013

The Connected Cars World conference series in North America and Europe attracted my attention in 2012 after I interviewed Canadian Mercedes-Benz Dealership Owner Jeff Mierins. He talked about the experience of testing a connected car and all the cool features such as remote key-less ignition, back-up cameras, and stolen vehicle tracking. This sounded cool and scary. (Just do a "CTRL F" for "Mercedes" at DIDx podcasts or at DIDx Tech iTunes' podcasts.)


One of the sponsors of the Connected Cars World conference series was Parks Associates.


Avoid Draw Dead Business as Usual - Choose ITEXPO

August 23, 2013

Stop tapping out! The real odds of anything we want to happen increase with taking actual action. Existential philosophers say, "To not choose is still a choice." ITEXPO events (conferences and exhibitions) are real opportunities to do an about face from business as usual. Thousands of people with whom to develop business, share information, buy and products and services, and socialize.
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