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

Scoring My 2016 Predictions

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year. NFV: I predicted that we’ll...

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Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk...

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$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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CommunicaAsia, PTC, and ITCN Asia, Hottest Conferences in the East

July 5, 2009

Ruckuss Wireless, at http://www.ruckuswireless.com, is a popular service provider as is evident by the crowds at their booth at CommunicAsia 2009 in Singapore and I remember the same at their booth at EXPOCOMM Mexico 2007. Michael Paparella was the spokesperson on this video on Youtube

The company offers solutions for multi-media in the WIFI industry. They choose to participate in CommunicAsia each year because of the yearly accomplishment of building new business solutions with current and new partners.

One common theme I heard over and over at CommunicAsia 2009 from participants, whether sponsors, attendees, exhibitors and other press agents was that CommunicAsia draws more participation from the right people and companies in the APEC region ...

Optimistic Tenor in Market Turmoil

July 4, 2009

Greg Galitzine quoted Rob Pullens, Tellabs CEO, in a discussion about the market turmoil, in the May 2009 NGN magazine, "That certainly surprised me," said Pullen, "and as you can imagine, like everyone else, our revenues were slightly affected downward. And so in this tough economic time, we need to look around and say, 'we're going to invest our way through this, we're going to emerge stronger on the remote end, but we're going to manage our cash flow and profitability along the way,' that is, things that are in our control. I can't control when the macroeconomic marker's going to improve, but I can control who we manage our expenses, improve our profitability, and keep close to our customers.

I think the two key points made are to invest your way through and keep close to your customers. Not saying to throw money at everyone and everything.

Carl is Correct: Mobile Apps the Craze

July 2, 2009

Carl Ford is great about updating us all on what to look forward to in the 4G Wireless Evolution scheduled for Sept 1-3, 2009. He has my absolute agreement on this intro statement: "It seems the mobile consumer can not get enough of their share of mobile applications... "

In fact, he goes on to say, "The iPhone store, Android store and similar initiatives from Nokia and RIM suggest power is shifting away from the operators and into the hands of application developers and the end user."

Half of the updates I read from those who I am following on Twitter are about mobile and mobile-related conferences, applications, equipment, services, and peripherals.

Interview Podcast with David Mandelstam, CEO Sangoma

June 29, 2009

Didn't Realize Online Banking around since 1995

June 28, 2009

Taking Your IP Communications Invention Seriously

June 28, 2009

Comparing Hosted VoIP Solution Features and Prices, Check IPSmarx

June 24, 2009

There's a limited time promotion on IPSmarx New Wholesale Softswitch that integrates call routing, SIP and H323 handling, advanced billing, client management, taxation, traffic shaping, CDR processing and advanced reporting in one scalable VoIP traffic exchange solution. 
 
You can take a tour of their new Wholesale Softswitch. To sign up for a free web presentation please email: misti @ ipsmarx.com to book an appointment.
 
They're offering the following Limited Time Bundle Packages through July 10th:
 
Start up Carrier Package
Designed for those who are entering the wholesale market for the first time who require an upgradable and cost effective solution.
Bundle starts from ... please contact.
 
Mid-Size Carrier Package
For carriers who are already in the business and have up to 5 million minutes per month.










Free Ground Shipping Sangoma Products at VoIP Supply

June 23, 2009

Call your Sangoma expert at VoIP Supply today and save big on shipping charges!
Sangoma provides quality hardware products that enable telephony applications including legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers.

Sangoma's unmatched voice optimized hardware is well-known in the Open Source PBX market. In fact, they raised the bar in TDM voice communications with on-board, Telco-grade, hardware echo canceller DSPs available on all Sangoma voice cards and the most optimized, scalable, cross-platform device drivers available.
Check out Sangoma's full line of analog telephony cards, digital voice and data networking cards, digital-analog hybrids and more.

Call a VoIP Supply sales representative at 800.398.8647 for more information re: Sangoma products including free ground shipping between 6/23/2009 and 6/29/2009! Products this applies to are on VoIPSupply website.

Sangoma and VoIP Supply are DIDX partners. We'll be adding our video interview here with David Mandelstam, President of Sangoma, in the press lounge of CommunicAsia in Singapore as soon my business partner Rehan Allahwala sends me the 30+ videos and 100+ photos I took while in Singapore.







Are you the next Entrepreneurial Idol?

June 8, 2009

Always on the lookout for the coolest events, services, products, people, and groups on the net and what a goldmine Open Silicon Valley Forum is!

Enjoy listening to Dilawar Syed, president* of Open Silicon Valley Forum on a recent DIDX podcast interview, share the exciting activities you can participate in at the Forum on June 13, 2009 in Mountain View, CA at the Computer History Museum across from the Google Campus. Mr. Syed serves as CEO of Yonja Media Group. He also commands an impressive professional background.

I list the last few companies.
- Member, National Finance Committee at Obama for America
- Head of Platform Business Strategy & Operations at
Yahoo!






7.2 Billions of Dollars on Rural Stimulus

June 2, 2009

I met so many great companies at ISPCON 2009 in San Jose and IP Possibilities 2007 in Chicago who meet the strict criteria of those who would qualify to take part in the Rural Stimulus Programs, so let me get the word out.

Webinar: Winning Strategies for Rural Broadband Stimulus Programs
Sign up for the webinar.
Date: June 11, 2009
Time: 11:00am EDT


Wireless operators and municipalities and have a unique opportunity to leverage the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which authorized the investment of $7.2 billion for broadband network infrastructure development in the US. This Webinar features a case study of one wireless broadband operator that recently secured RUS funding to build a WiMAX network in rural Georgia and Northern Florida. 

The Webinar will help applicants to understand how to integrate network planning and financial modeling to provide visibility and make strategic decisions regarding services, coverage and network requirements as they prepare broadband stimulus proposals.

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