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
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IBM, Mitel, Wearable Tech round out Latest ITEXPO News

Its been an amazing ITEXPO so far - wow. In case you missed some of the happenings from day 1, here are...

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3 Reasons UC Deployments Fail

Just getting ink on a Unified Communications deal is just the beginning. So many deployments go wrong or worse the company...

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Small Cells are Key to Attracting and Keeping SMB and Large Enterprise Customers

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

To say that operators of macro-cellular physical networks are facing all type of challenges these days would be an understatement.  These range from spectrum scarcity issues, competitive pricing pressures, the need to build out LTE networks ASAP as platforms for new services and to meet the insatiable appetite of users for things like streamed and real-time video, getting ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) etc.  They also are busy figuring out how to keep users, particularly enterprise users on their smart devices always and all ways on their networks in an increasingly fickle world where alternatives abound, including for value-added traffic lost to Over-the-Top (OTT) providers.  

It is to keep enterprise customers on the mobile service provider networks for enhanced services that good in-building wireless solutions are seen as both a powerful business tool and a competitive advantage.  This is particularly true when it comes to retaining small-to-medium business customers (SMBs).

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Changing the SIM game

The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models comes with a SIM  that “gives you the flexibility to choose from...

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WebRTC and the Enterprise

I was reading an article titled, “How WebRTC can serve the Enterprise” but when I originally saw the headline I thought...

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Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Craig Walker, Alon Cohen, Mike Tribolet, Andy Voss and Danny Windham at ITEXPO Next Week

Panel to celebrate 20 years of IP communications/VoIP and discuss its future. Next week at the 29th ITEXPO, I get the pleasure...

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes on Importance of Bringing Ultra-Broadband to Africa

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

It may be almost cliché to say we live in a global economy, but many times when globalization is discussed the focus is on developed and emerging markets and not that often, if at all, on under-developed regions.  In fact, in the past few years until the recent drop in oil prices, much of the financial community’s and economic development interests has been focused on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).  This leaves out not just most of South America, but the promising rest of Africa which contains a wealth of rare minerals and other natural resources waiting to be literally and figuratively mined.

However, for most of the African continent countries to move from under-developed status, along with toward political stability and having a educated citizenry, infrastructure needs to be in place which it currently is not. This means not just giving the populace access to clean water and energy, but in a digital world ubiquitous and affordable access to businesses and individuals to high-speed broadband communications is now not just a foundation but a pre-condition that is essential for moving ahead.  

In this regard it is enlightening, refreshing and significant that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes recently wrote a corporate blog stressing the company’s interest in working with governments and commercial interests to help accelerate economic development across the continent.  This about not just about the Oscar winning movie of several years ago “Out of Africa”, but is also about around, into and across Africa. 

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Monetize your IP Communications for a Net School Group

May 5, 2009

I feel certain that the readers of this blog are the real telephony experts, early adopters, think tank types, not me, so that is why I am asking you to check this request from a school on the web group. 

They are looking for a system where people can call in from a cell phone line in El Salvador. Their call would be answered by inputting a PIN #.

Then they could have an option to listen to voice mail prompts--questions or multiple choice, respond and playback their recording. If these files could be saved as .wav files that would be best.



We asked and Inc.com answered

May 1, 2009

CommunicAsia 2009 Gone Extremely Mobile and Global

April 30, 2009

So Many Hits on the FreeSWITCH Post! Interest in HD Conferencing

April 28, 2009

It was simply a matter of friendship but also the strong interest on the part of several thousand members of DIDX that encouraged me to interview Anthony Minessale and Brian West of FreeSWITCH™ yesterday in podcast format. I didn't realize how many would listen in. Some asked for more information especially about the HD conferencing progress.

Just a two letter prefix "HD" to telephony is a hit around the globe. Anthony explains in an article on FreeSWITCH™ site the original definition, history, and technology of HD.

Need a Marketing Guru for your IP Communications Co.?

April 27, 2009

I am the luckiest person on earth sometimes to be surrounded by so many positive and inspiring persons in the IP communications industry, from open source developers to entrepreneurs to early adopters and we can't leave this group out... those marketing experts. But Jaymie Scotto, Michael Corr, and Ilyssa Miller's successful efforts in the last area moved me to get an interview recorded at didx.net/podcast.

I met Jaymie online when I asked a question about how to use the Deal Center for Comptel 2007. I was expecting a curt, probably rude answer, but instead was told in a few kind words what to do and even a phone call to guide me through.

FreeSWITCH™ always open

April 27, 2009

News from Perry Nalevka on Gvdialer for Google Voice

April 20, 2009

Just got an email from Perry Nalevka that MobileMax has a new masterpiece, the GVdialer for Google Voice. In fact, it is the first mobile application for Google Voice. You can try it for 30 days. 

GVdialer is the first mobile application for Google Voice, supporting iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Microsoft, and Symbian.

They support Google Voice's greatest features like:

AT&T, FCC, Mobilink, Playboy and more at 4G Wireless 2009

April 17, 2009

Couldn't help but share with you the confirmed keynotes and thought leaders to speak at 4G Wireless World, Sept. 15-18, 2009 at Chicago's McCormick place!

Just a short list of our confirmed keynotes and thought leaders, that will serve to draw this key audience, already includes: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Clearwire, Sprint, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Samsung, Qualcomm, Motorola, Federal Communications Commission, Comcast, Mobilink, MTV, Playboy, Enforta, Cisco, Alvarion, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, 3G Americas, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Time Warner, RIM, and many more!!

Visit http://www.4gworld.com for more information or call at 617-259-2316 or jsellazzo@yankeegroup.com, to become part of the success at 4G World! By taking the next step and becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor you are insuring your marketing dollars and efforts will generate clear return on your investment.

Tell them Suzanne from *DIDX and Monetizing IP Communications sent you.

*DIDX is a media partner for 4G World.



EU to Force Wireless Carriers to Cell Phone VoIP?

April 16, 2009

Snom is Smokin' Hot!

March 20, 2009

Busy, mad, fast, furious, happy busy, and so I've been gone for 17 days deep in Super Technologies and DIDX work. But! I must write this morning. Why? One word, snom.

First, snom (who are at the VoiceCon in Orlando this week) has made the smart move and is launching the IP Phones Channel on TMCnet. If you want to be a part of the most energetic, intelligent, and visionary IP communications encyclopedia and marketplace, launch your own Channel on TMCnet. Contact Anthony Graffeo today.

snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).



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