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

SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick's Day

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day.  Let’s finish his day.  Right now, he’s in a rush to...

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Verizon Invites the Channel Once More

Jon Arnold wrote up a good review of Verizon's Broad Cloud offering (VCE). One glaring problem is that it targets in...

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Media Servers and St. Patrick's Day

Last week I wrote about the important role media servers play in the network.  Today is St. Patrick’s Day and let’s...

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What Can You Learn from Target?

I was reading a couple of articles about Target. The retailer has not been doing well lately, including closing all Canada...

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Media Servers Will Play an Increasingly Important Role for Telco Apps

Media servers play an important role in enabling many of the real-time communications applications many of us use every day.  When...

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How a "Wi-Fi first" strategy benefits EMEA MSOs

By: Steve Davidson, European Marketing Director for Cable, Alcatel-Lucent

From original Alcatel-Lucent TechZine posting

A Wi-Fi first strategy can help multi-system operators (MSOs) remain competitive in the evolving marketplace.  Wi-Fi enabled devices default to using the cable operator’s Wi-Fi network for voice, and cellular equipped devices can switch to cellular when out of Wi-Fi range.

Although nuances in the business drivers for adopting such a strategy vary by region globally, this model turns the traditional cellular voice paradigm on its head.

Just like other communications or media industries, MSOs face a dynamic and extremely competitive market. As a result, in EMEA, they have evolved their end-user offerings to embrace market-leading fixed high speed internet access, Wi-Fi connectivity, and bundled mobile cellular services using mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partnerships.

As the pace of change continues to accelerate, subscribers have made a widespread move to Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and tablets. A European commission study stated that 71% of all EU wireless data traffic in 2012 was delivered to smartphones and tablets using Wi-Fi. This is expected to rise to 78% by 2016.

European MSOs have already invested in Wi-Fi and offer data connectivity services in and out of the home. This not only is a customer retention strategy, but also lets MSOs build out further value added services (VAS) and can reduce data costs of their MVNO agreements.  So if we now contemplate the delivery of voice to these Wi-Fi enabled devices, how do we get started?

Existing Mobility Assets

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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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