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

What is MANO and why do you need it?

MANO is a confusing topic.  What is it, why is it needed, and how do I get one?  First, let’s talk about...

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iPad Pro Keyboard is Really Poor

The iPad Pro is yet another extension of the iOS family. While some consider its release to be a sign of failure,...

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ISIS Brings Flip-Phone to Crowd-Sourced Cyber-Hacking Fight.

Its an interesting world we live in where a group like Anonymous which likely wasn't thought very highly has become a savior...

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What Would an IoT Service Provider Even Do?

Service providers are eager to jump on the IoT train because of the vast opportunities. But what kind of service would they even provide?

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The Business Case for IP Transformation: Is Your Business Ready?

By: Steve Blackshaw, IP Transformation Product Line Management, Alcatel-Lucent

Delivering successful change programs is a significant challenge. Undertaking a Readiness Assessment speeds the launch of new IP services, reduces risks and aligns corporate objectives with your program.

The Challenge of Change…a true story

So your company is planning an all IP network. The CTO is delivering technology roadmaps, the COO is assessing the service portals, and network designers have been architecting for eight months. The program is well underway and people are now starting to plan the migration.

So, you start to scope out the effort required to deliver migration and calculate that it requires hundreds of resources to manage a switchover. You approach engineering to secure the resources, and are informed HR is managing a release program, remunerating engineers to leave the company. The same engineers that you need to deliver your program!

Sound familiar?

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Stanislovaitis Kickstarter Campaign Proves VoIP is Not Dead

VoIP is dead? We think not because it plays an integral part in effective unified communications, Internet of things and more. Plus,...

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Mitel Analyst Event 2015 Live Blog #MitelNext

Mitel put on a nice event in Manhattan today. Wes Durow, CMO made a great presentation on where the company was and...

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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

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 for more information or call at 617-259-2316 or, 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).

Symbian Madness

March 3, 2009

Skuku and other Mobile VoIP Applications Avoid Roaming

March 1, 2009

Paul Deane and I met Ziv Rotblit of Skuku (only 3 months old and already serving 20 countries) at GSM in Barcelona this year. Their services lets you turn your PC into your cell phone anywhere in the world" is very accurate. They offer their users the added flexibility of staying in their home network with their own number and local plan prices no matter where they are in the world. 

Essentially, their technological breakthrough is the convergence of the GSM network and the Internet. They can help people traveling abroad save a lot of money on their roaming charges, but the beauty lies in the fact that they do it from their own cell number that doesn't change no matter where they are in the world. 

Skuku users can also receive calls and text messages directly to their number so there's no need to notify clients or business partners that they're traveling.

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