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

Restoration Hardware's E-commerce Fighting Formula

A Tasteful Blend of Starbucks and Apple Retail Experiences designed to make customers fall in loveApple has the most valuable retail real...

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Thoughts on ThinkGeek Customer Service

I’m on the phone with ThinkGeek because I purchased something which they shipped incorrectly. I tried email and didn’t get a...

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The Interworking Function (IWF) part of the Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) now takes center stage

Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs) are the general term used to describe products that enable load balancing and scaling of Diameter signaling...

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New T-Mobile Pay as You Go LTE Pricing Changes Everything

Until recently, if you wanted a real data plan on a major carrier while using your cell phone, you were forced...

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How Sony May be Fighting to Unleak its Information

The recent attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is about as scary as it gets as emails which insulted the company’s hired talent...

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4 Tips for the Busy Executive

I have a couple of prospective clients that keep delaying projects. One really wants to do the project but the people...

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Opening up the skies with LTE Air-to-Ground

By: Thierry Sens, Marketing Director Transportation Segment, Alcatel-Lucent

(Note:  Originally posted on Alcatel-Lucent corporate blog)

“Ladies and gentlemen, the fasten seat belt sign has now been turned on. Please ensure your mobile devices are switched off for the full duration of the flight” It is the announcement that many passengers dread as they hurry to finish up one more e-mail, or send one final text or tweet, before the start of a flight and a few hours of absence from the connected world.

But from the end of 2016 this is set to change in Europe. Inmarsat announced on November 20 that it has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to develop Long-Term Evolution (LTE) air-to-ground technology, which will be delivered in partnership with service providers and airlines in 30 European countries. Alcatel-Lucent will supply the ground LTE radio infrastructure, which consists of antennas situated 100 km apart. The system is capable of providing download speeds of up to 75 mbps to planes using 2x15 MHz FDD licenses which Inmarsat owns in the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) S-band. This makes it not only the world’s fastest airborne broadband service, but a pioneer of future in-flight services for passengers and airline operations.

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Want to Get into the VoIP Industry? Try Temporary Job

September 14, 2009

In between jobs and/or are an entrepreneur and feel stuck? Try keeping tabs on temporary job services such as on VoIP Monitor for jobs in IP communications, Simply Hired, and GigaOM. Many are with large companies such as Raytheon, Volt Information, Cisco, Mirrant, Sapphire Technologies, and Expedia. 

I'll never forget a sort of mid-life crisis I had between my English teaching years and starting a VoIP company in 1999. I was working both for about three years, very difficult while keeping homelife happy as possible same time.
 
I left teaching and signed up with Kelly Services where I worked during the day with temporary jobs that involved web editing, media intranet libraries, attorney assisting, John Deere factory inventory, CLEC order fulfillment, and even database work with hunting club and forest foliage for International Paper. This way I was able to work fulltime with our startup while getting the income needed from K.S.

I'm not sharing anything new under the sun, but simply wanted to remind readers who have lost their jobs, have had hours cut back or just want to go in a new direction...





Popularity of Africa for Local Presence and Outsourcing

September 14, 2009

Just read an email newsletter from Inveneo, the organization that has since 2006, with their Certified ICT Partners have delivered solutions to more than 300 communities in 23 countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, but now also in Nepal, and Bangladesh. There are now 48 Inveneo Certified ICT Partners in 16 countries. Inveneo and their partners have brought access to life-changing ICTs to more than 800,000 people in rural and underserved areas of the developing world. That is an item to brag about. 

Africa is getting popular.

Highly Recommend ITEXPO West and SUPERCOMM

August 28, 2009

Both conferences attract a huge and robust mix of professionals, developers, early adopters, SMEs, voip companies, anything over IP companies, and more which results in exciting discussions and new innovations. When a conference only concentrates on one type of participant, the results will be the same as always. 

I'll be at ITEXPO West Sept. 1-3, 2009 in L.A. If you haven't signed up, do it now. Stay in the Westin Bonaventura right near the conference center or the Stay Hostel about a mile away, whatever is your budget. 

Save time in your calendar also to attend SUPERCOMM in Chicago, IL, scheduled Oct. 21-23, 2009. 

But consider exhibiting at both shows each year.





Have you heard about the new kid in town? TelecomYou

August 26, 2009

A Women, a Latino, a Successful VoIP Businesswoman

August 26, 2009

I can't help but repeat in my mind over and over Ilene Adler's references to male chauvinism or mistreatment of women, "We have to make it happen, take action, make waves, collaborate, pitch the best people to the world whether they are men or women." 

Exactly! Rather than nag, complain and cause drama, I believe in action, rational action that will innovate new empowering possibilities for everyone. So, who did I have the joy of conversation with next on DIDX podcasts? Ludymar Reveron, sales manager for IPsmarx.

IPsmarx's New Enhanced Direct DID Solution Version VI

August 26, 2009

Have you heard? IPsmarx Technology, oh yes, they know that we may be calling each other in the future via our DNA number, our real name, telepathy, SIP address only, or some other method of identification of the one you want to call and be called by. For now, the company is doing something very interesting! 

They offer an Enhanced Direct DID Solution Version VI which allows service providers to deliver to their customers with an affordable medium through which they can make international calls.  Through this solution, calls are routed through a landline phone or cell phone eliminating the need for your customers to have internet access or an IP phone. 

What's wrong with that? It's convenient.



Interview VoIP Historians, Haider on Aplio and Net2Phone

August 24, 2009

Remember Aplio and Net2phone? Immerse yourself in Internet telephony history with Haider Ali. Rehan Allahwala (inventor of DIDX and Virtual Phone Line) and I (vice president of Super Technologies and DIDX) interviewed Haider who is a house-hold name in technology in the Middle East and Pakistan. We took advantage of the press room at CommunicAsia in Singapore 2009 where we were media partner. The video interview is on Youtube.

Back in the mid '90s, early technology adopters, both technically savvy and not, became interested in internet telephony. (I was one where I used Vocaltec's Internet Phone in my 8th grade middle school English classroom to augment reading, writing, and speaking in standard English.) 

Haider Ali had a friend who told him about Net2phone, to make calls over the Internet cheap, like 30 cents per minutes, Haider went to New York to meet Jordan Katz about this.



David Moodley of Infineon Shares 7 Myths about VoIP

August 21, 2009

Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills May Soon Have DID from up to 60 Countries

August 21, 2009

4G Wireless Evolution Pairs with ITEXPO West Sept 1-3, 2009

August 20, 2009

4G Wireless Evolution Visionaries (Sept 1-3, 2009 in Los Angeles) Include:
Bill Goodman
Director of the Converged Services Architecture
Verizon
Session: Enabling the App Store:The Network Operators Perspective

Shawn Molodow
Director, Market Development
Clearwire
Session: Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices

Mark Pecen
V.P. Network Architecture
Research in Motion
Session: Beyond the Phone: Mobile Internet Devices

Paul Vroomen
CEO
Sandbridge Technologies
Session: Does Your 4G Device Communicate or Compute

Kenneth Gawelek
Worldwide Head of WiMAX
Cisco
Session: Stimulating Rural WiMAX

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