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

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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200G Optical Networks: What you need to know

By: Earl Kennedy, IP Transport Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Optical network operators have already made the move to 100G. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many are already pondering what’s next. With a 200G optical solution hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to move to 200G optical – and what you need to know when you make that move.

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Eavesdropping on Barcelona's 2009 GSMA Conference

February 19, 2009

What have I seen? What have I heard in a few discussions both as part of and ... our favorite... eavesdropping.

Skype will come pre-installed on Nokia cell phones that start with an "N."

Complaints about the same things: mobile pricing needs to be easy and transparent to understand for the consumer.



Who Would Want to Use Quickbooks on a Blackberry?

February 9, 2009

Yes, you can! I was thinking about Omar Chohan of SACS International, a DIDX partner, who I recently interviewed on their smart use of Blackberry RIM with their IP PBX. 

I opened Quickbooks online because it is time to settle 2008. I see that you can use Quickbooks view only on a Blackberry. Might come in handy if you're in the middle of an elevator speech to an angel investor and want to impress them with your balance sheet.

How to get started

You can browse and agree the beta agreement at  https://sc.accounting.quickbooks.com/Update/index.cfm?id=40

Open your Blackberry browser.

Select Go To... from the browser menu and enter: https://accounting.quickbooks.com/m

What CAN you do with it?
View read-only versions of: 
  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Vendor, customer and employee lists
  • Bank account and credit card balances
  • Balance sheet and Profit & Loss reports
  • QuickBooks Online contact information, which works with your BlackBerry to make calls, create emails, and even look up addresses using GoogleTM Maps

Some advice given includes...
  • Enable style sheets in your browser settings
  • Set your browser font to 6 or 7 points
Happy monetizing.












Jon Arnold - Biggest Competition from Outside your Industry

February 3, 2009

Steven Johnson, President of inGate Up and Atom Like Me

February 1, 2009


I've been working in the lobby of Royal Palm Resort in Miami Beach since 5:30 AM. Love the free wifi and my trusty Starbuck's grande coffee of the day with 2 packets of natural sugar. A second person, a gentleman in a long-sleeved black t-shirt sits down to work on his laptop. I ask him, "You wouldn't happen to be here for a conference, would you?"

"Yes, ITEXPO," with a nice smile...


Mobile Monday Peer Awards 2009 Finalists! Including Fring

January 26, 2009

Mobile Monday Peer Awards 2009 Finalists!

January 26, 2009

VoIP Dead or Alive with Sheryl Breuker and CALLiFLOWER

January 4, 2009

VoIP デッドオアアライブ, Dead or Alive ~ Sheryl Breuker and Ken Camp "help people in technology find their passions, reach their goals, and soar to the stars."  On January 5, 2009 Monday at (GMT -08:00), be a part of the CALLiFLOWER free conference call and conversation hosted by Sheryl Breuker. VoIP, Dead of Alive.

This call will address what I think are tough questions, ones that we need to ask and answer truthfully... and it might help when the air gets hot and stuffy, that Robin Williams pay a visit to lighten things up a bit.

1. Do you truly and honestly believe VoIP is a vital, growing technology that's of any interest to customers?

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Lynda Starr, Member of Women in voIP on Facebook Speaks at ITEXPO

December 31, 2008

Evolving Business Models and IPTV
(SP-04)
Monday - 02/02/09,  3:00-3:45pm
Driven by competitive pressure and the promise of added average revenue per user, telcos are rolling out new IPTV services as quickly as possible. However, additional user revenue is only one piece of the potential returns from IPTV. The unique, ubiquitous nature of IP technology opens up an opportunity for IPTV providers to work more closely with web content providers, advertisers and technology vendors to develop new "mass customized" services that deliver more value from the network.

This session discusses how IPTV providers are evolving their business models to work more closely with others within the IP ecosystem, how content providers are adding value by tapping into the networks, how an open network infrastructure is critical to enabling this change, and, most importantly, how this all leads to differentiation and improved user experience.

Presented by:




 
Scott Heinlein
Service Provider Senior Marketing Manager
Juniper Networks

 
Lynda Starr
Account Manager
Vantage Communications










































Other presentations I have recorded in the past on IPTV:

Karen Campagna of Cisco at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKBZ_FX0GR8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81TxUz2vOiA

Zomma Mohiuddin, PTCL first in Pakistan with IPTV 












































Educate Yourself with Guru John Todd at ISPCON

December 22, 2008

By guest editors, colleagues, and friends of Suzanne: Anne Tredway and Bryan Coburn


Todd (the open source community director for Digium®.) keeps a modest demeanor throughout his presentations and discussions at ISPCON 2009 in San Jose, California despite our industry's recognition that Digium®. is the innovative force behind Asterisk®.

Watch and listen to one of John Todd's presentations at ISPCON in four video recordings.

1. An Introduction to Asterisk® at http://www.viddler.com/explore/suzannebowen/videos/15/




2. ISPs Control = Happiness at http://www.viddler.com/explore/suzannebowen/videos/16/

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Meltwater Media Monitoring Service Review # 2

December 11, 2008

There are many companies that provide media monitoring services, but Meltwater is a little different. I reviewed them last year on one of my other blogs and event tried their service. They stay in touch with you and do not ignore youre requests like many other media monitoring services do once they "have your money." This year they started a trainee program in Africa. It's an entrepreneurial school of technology. They offer scholarships.

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