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

Are You Managing Hours or Outcomes?

Another consultant is having a trying experience with a client. The client wants to see the consultant in the office more,...

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Whatever Happened to Dialogic Boards?

I stopped wearing Dialogic shirts in airports many many years ago, simply because I often got stopped by people who used our...

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ORBCOMM Looks to Become Complete IoT Solutions Service Provider

One of the topics discussed often among communications service providers is whether they want to be relegated to dumb pipes or they...

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Your Phone Just Ate Your Car Key

Are you ready for your new digital future? It’s a great question to ask as the role your mobile phone plays in...

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Doing Business in a Busy, Blurred Environment

Logging on to LinkedIn these days, I have to remind myself that it is in fact LI and not Facebook. The...

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Wireless Carriers Racing to the Bottom

It had to happen eventually - a price war is taking its toll on telecom equipment providers because their customers won't spend...

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SS7 Staying Power

Back in April, I wrote a blog about LTE subscription growth and ended that blog with “by the end of 2020, half of all...

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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?


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

December 31, 2008

Evolving Business Models and IPTV
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 and

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

2. ISPs Control = Happiness at


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.

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

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.

Copied directly from the conference schedule URL...

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... 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  and more in detail

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

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.

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