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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Yes! TringMe Makes the Top 200 startups of Asia on Red Herring

October 3, 2008

Interview with John Kenmuir of FaxSipit

October 3, 2008

GregBoehnlein at Astricon 2008 on Public Internet vs Private Network

October 3, 2008

Direct Inward Dialing, Not Termination is Where the $ is

October 3, 2008

Tons of people lately are emailing me asking for prices of DID/DDI on http://www.didx.net. The list of DID/DDI and the lowest rate is at http://www.didx.net/did, but even if one has only a wholesale research account (not in active mode), one can see a lot more, including choice of vendor, vendor quality 0-8, features such as number of channels and minutes included...

For example, USA DID are available in 244 area codes with prices ranging from 99 cent to $5.00 per month and as many as unlimited minutes and 20 channels. This range is available because the third party vendors choose how they wish to sell on DIDX giving buyers more than one choice.

Israel Incumbent Bezeq Files for VoIP Permit

October 3, 2008

Service Wins over Price - Rate your VENDOR!

October 2, 2008

Fonality and Dell? Interesting

October 2, 2008

Men and Women are Monetizing IP Communications

September 30, 2008

It just appears that the women are a little quieter. John Cirner, co-owner of a successful CLEC and Talkmotion.com, and his colleagues, Max Glucksmann  (DIDX integrator) and I had dinner one night during Astricon 2008. John and his partner Savoi asked why there were so few women presenting at voIP conferences and why not have a Women in voIP discussion panel at conferences. The panel could vary in types of expertise and background.

Several women were and are still being suggested on my personal blog and on Facebook, including:
Karen Campagna of Cisco
Jenny Callicott of Celtrek and Global Roaming
Debbie Grasso of Paetec
Dunia Campos of UltraCall
Catriona Harris. Lynda Starr, and Ilene Adler of Vantage Communications (blog)
Jaymie Scotto of Jaymie Scotto & Associates
Anne Coulomb of Avaya
Gayle Wolski who is key to publicity of VoiceCon
Allison Smith of the IVR Voice
Ilissa Miller of Jaymie Scotto & Associates
Connie Terwilliger of Voice Over Talent (expert on the older ISDN and voice)
Carrie Hartford of IPSMARX
Carolyn Schuk, the voIP Princess
Sheryl Breuker who knows everyone in the industry
Katherine Bagin of AT&T
Ginny Hutchinson of SpeakEasy
Helen Robison of Clarus Systems


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Virtualization of Servers Webcasts: Value, Disaster Preparedness

September 30, 2008

What Do Conferences Do Right and Wrong?

September 26, 2008

After a whirlwind tour of global conferences in the past two years, I and many friends, colleagues, suppliers, clients and partners can easily elaborate on "Best Practices" and who's doing it right and wrong.

A list of the conferences that Super Technologies, Inc has sponsored, exhibited or presentated in and/or participated in any other way include: PTC, ITEXPO, EXPOComm, LinuxWorld, VON, Ecomm, CTIA Wireless, GTM, ITW, Interop Russia, Communicasia, Carriers World, Wimax World, ISPCON, CCMI, NXTcomm, Supercomm, Cluecon, Astricon, GitexITCN Asia with 127,000 attendees and 200 quality exhibitors, CEBIT, CES, Oman Conference, MECT, TCME Middle East, GSM 3G AfricaCOM, Voip China, and AsterConference. (I'll point to the corresponding URLs as soon as I have time. My flight is about to leave from Dallas.)

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