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

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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Teletimes International Magazine Interview at Gitex 2008

November 2, 2008

Watch and listen to the interview with Khalid Athar of Teletimes International magazine at Gitex 2008 on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sV6nsPlZ1k.

Topics in this magazine give me and you a unique view of the world, especially us in the West but at the same the magazine does write on personalities, services, issues, businesses of the West and East and also the big picture, the world. Some titles in the magazine lately include:

Will saturation kill innovation
Has the clock struck 3G
Licensing of broadcast mobile TV service in the Emirates
IT workers hit hardest by offshore outsourcing
ITCN Asia 2008
PTCL revolutionizes communication with IPTV services
Dell seeks tremendous prospects in Pakistan's ...
Google bets on Android future
Turkmenistan Wireless Internet offer hints at end to state monopoly
Essar Global to invest $50 M in Kenya's mobile market
 













Save as much as 90% on global roaming: WorldSim at Gitex 2008

November 2, 2008

Highlight Good Vendors, Truth about the Bad

October 27, 2008

How Fring is Monetizing Mobile

October 27, 2008

Building and Monetizing the Open Mobile Economy

October 27, 2008

As the Internet and cellular mash-up, open models attract innovative mobile service entrepreneurs such as the ones noted on my other blog and its coments at http://suzanne.supertec.com/2008/10/response-to-my-request-to-compare.html. Open Mobile Summit is the deal space for the new mobile economy. It's scheduled for Nov 19-20, the week after ISPCON and VOICECON and it's in San Francisco.

  • Define your role in the open mobile ecosystem - and how you can profit in this new environment
  • Meet the key players from across the entire wireless industry - operators, handsets, software and services - plus Internet, mobile web and new entrants
  • Understand the 'open' agendas of wireless, software and Internet giants as they battle for control of the mobile Internet
  • Discover how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, TeliaSonera, Orange, O2 and Vodafone plan to survive and thrive in the new wireless economy
Sign up at http://www.openmobilesummit.com/, and check out the "movie star list of mobile expert speakers" at http://www.openmobilesummit.com/speakers.aspx.

Yearly Tradition of Predicting Etisalat's Legalization of VoIP

October 27, 2008

Nike Pairs up with Your Mobile Phone

October 14, 2008

Comparison Matrix of 7 Mobile VoIP Apps

October 14, 2008

Making Sense of FCC Access Rules and Regulations

October 8, 2008

$tizing telecommunications whether IP or not can be tough in an age where government regulation stifles growth, innovation, and taxes us to death. 

Have you and/or your accounting team gone nuts over things to do with Federal Excise, State Communications Tax, 499 USAC fees, and on and on and on?
So, let's make sense out of it! CCMI's Understanding Telco Access & Interconnection Conference scheduled for October 20 - 21, 2008 is a great way to do that.

- FCC attempts to completely rework access rules and regulations... including USF
- How intercarrier compensation works for local service 

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Android Developers Workshop at Mobile Internet World Boston

October 6, 2008

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