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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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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The Expanding Channel Programs

Not only do I see more cloud service providers looking to the channel for sales, I see other channel programs expanding....

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #6

In a recent blog about the current state of WebRTC, I mentioned that readers should check out an excellent white paper...

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The Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation: It's Not All About Data- Mobile Voice and Messaging Share Plans Offer Plenty of Appeal

Alcatel-Lucent’s Rich Crowe continues the Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation blog series by examining the degree to which consumers are interested in share plans that include unlimited voice and messaging but don’t include data.

The last Six Degrees blog explored consumer attitudes toward two different mobile share plan options: sharing data only and sharing voice, messaging and data. This blog will explore attitudes toward a 3rd option: sharing unlimited voice and messaging — but not data — across multiple devices or subscribers.

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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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