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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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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17th Annual India Convergence, Legalization of VoIP!

December 11, 2008

While many emerging and developed countries are mired in over-zealous government telecommunications regulation on voIP, India is a trend-setter. Check out the news here on the *legalization of voIP at VoIP-Info.org.

As a result, the 17th Annual India Convergence conference is going to be the international business deal making hub in Asia for the gathering of global trend-setting IP communications related companies March 18-20, 2009 in New Delhi at the Pragati Maidan.

DIDX is a media partner for 17th Convergence India 2009 conference because of the future-thinking, entrepreneurial attitude of the India government telecom department and its many DIDX wholesale member clients' interest in Asia.

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Modular Data Centers: Partnering with Universities and Municipalities

December 4, 2008

What will you do in 2009? Capitalize on ITEXPO 2009

November 28, 2008

     

Feeling squeezed? 

You've got a great company, innovative services, you're all dressed up and nowhere to go?

Sign up to attend ITEXPO East in Miami set for Feb. 2-4, 2009. Thousands from around the globe will be in one place, ITEXPO. See videos from past USA and international participants on the Youtube channel. Clips of Digium, Celtrek, D2 Technologies, TW Telecom, FaxSipIT, Fonality, DIDX, an angel investor, Trixbox, GotVoice in Russian, German, Spanish, Swahili and English on topics such as open source, Asterisk, call centers, unified messaging, converged applications, voip, voice to email, embedded systems, peering, hosted rebranded softswitches and CRM platforms... www.itexpo.com is where you sign up, get your flight lined up while it's inexpensive, and if you are international, click here to see Coming to America Getting your Visitor's Visa at



http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1264.html  and more in detail http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1286.html.

Eavesdrop on IPiFony and FrogNet re: Leveraging Open Source

November 26, 2008

Listen in on two of telephony industry's brightest minds of Matthew Hardeman of IPiFony and two guys from FrogNet after an ISPCON session in November 2008 in San Jose. Watch and hear at Viddler.com.

Frognet started in 1996 as a dial-up ISP company. The availability of open source telephony software is only one part of the business operation equation. Other real costs to manage an ISP business include price of equipment acquisition, human capital, training, data conversion and integration. More importantly, finding and hiring motivated CS talent must be factored into this equation.
 
The three guys discuss the other costs for internet service providers.



Want to Leverage ISP Email something like Yahoo and Google do?

November 19, 2008

Guangdong, China's Jessica Zhu and Vopromote at ISPCON

November 18, 2008

Zain Group CEO Beats Global Business Luminaries

November 10, 2008

Dr. Saad Al Barrak, CEO of Zain Group,  won CEO Middle East magazine's Telecom CEO of the Year award and Bespoke magazine's 2008 Visionary award last month in Durban, South Africa (where my friends and business partners Herman and Melinda Dewitt are.) Others who were nominated for the awards: Kingdom Holding's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal; Coca-Cola's Chairman, Neville Isdell; China Exim Bank's President Li Ruogu; Shun Tak Shipping's Founder Stanley Ho and General Electric's Chairman, Jeff Immelt.

It "recently rebranded all its operations from Celtel to Zain on August 1, 2008. Africa customers make up two-thirds of Zain's total customer base." My colleague Rehan Ahmed was in Kenya (Nov. 2-7 to catch the predicted Obama win celebrations there for business re: DIDX) one of the countries where Zain was originally launched in 2006. We've been following this company from that moment to now and forward.

Why? As I have blogged before, they offer free roaming in 22 countries (out 190 possible on Earth).



Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

November 6, 2008

Using a reader-friendly approach that minimizes industry jargon wherever possible, the book Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence clearly explains the business, regulatory, and technology issues of the future market for wireless services, covering:
• Broadband and the information society
• Drivers of broadband consumption
• Global wireless market analysis
• Broadband IP core networks
• Convergence finally arrives
• Contention and conflict: regulatory, political, financial, and standards





Who are the authors? Vern Fotheringham and Chetan Sharma! Check out some blogs and websites about them or belong to them...

Reduce cell phone bill and get more calls from important people

November 4, 2008

Want to monetize IP communications with Ireland?

November 2, 2008

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