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

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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ITEXPO will help Explain the Coming Cloud Upgrade

The cloud is changing how technology is bought, sold and used. The very economics of business have shifted as a result. When...

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WebRTC Expo San Jose 2014 Interviews

Are you interested in WebRTC but yet you missed the largest event in the space, WebRTC Expo a few months back in...

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Voxitas' Elevator Speech at ITEXPO West 2008

September 24, 2008

Gandhi of Voxitas describes their nationwide SIP trunking service via the public Internet or T1 during ITEXPO West 2008.

Gandhi from Voxitas does a good job in giving a concise and specific elevator speech immediately understood. We met him at our ITEXPO West 2008 booth in Los Angeles. He states that Voxitas is  a nationwide SIP trunking provider, SIP trunking and T1 services. They can do voice over public Internet or over a dedicated T1 with voice prioritization and full quality of service.

Websites with good examples and tips for elevator speeches:
How to Craft an Effective Elevator Speech: http://www.creativekeys.net/PowerfulPresentations/article1024.html

Elevator Pitch (on Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator_pitch

Don't let it be the Teacher on Charlie Brown!
http://findinarticles.com/afpPk8Ubg/97036/Goodbye-Elevator-Speech.html

Free VoiceMail tool for as long as it lasts on Facebook to record your elevator speech.
http://suzanne.supertec.com/2008/01/facebook-voicemail-application-from-fwd.html















Stephen Wu Shows How Time = $ and Gotvoice Saves it!

September 22, 2008

GotVoice got my attention when I found their page on Facebook and saw them in the ITEXPO exhibitor list. In addition this year, I have traveled* 18 weeks of the app. 22 weeks in 2008, and time is money for me. 

How does Gotvoice work? 
1. GotVoice retrieves voicemail from your home, cellular and office phones 
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ITEXPO West 2008 Attendees Discuss voIP in Swahili

September 22, 2008

Unleash the Power of the Anywhere Network

September 21, 2008

Mobile Internet World 2008 "Unleashes the Power of the Anywhere Network" with Growing  Executive and Developers Program    Three-Day Conference Expands Agenda to Cover Mobile Internet Trends, Open Platform Development Standards, Mobile Transactions, and Ultra-Mobile Devices   BOSTON, MA -  Mobile Internet World 2008 - www.mobilenetx.com, the leading conference and expo for connecting the people, technologies and trends that will shape the future of the mobile Internet, has announced further developer and educational enhancements for the October 21-23 conference and expo, to be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.   The three-day conference, which includes keynote and networking sessions from a wide variety of industry thought leaders from companies such as Intel, Verizon Wireless, Google, Sprint Nextel, and Yahoo, has added opportunities for attendees and media to experience hands-on the latest application and service innovations available in the mobile Internet market. These include:   ·        The Mobile Web Developer Challenge, presented by Netbiscuits (www.netbiscuits.com), lead sponsor of the MIW Developers Summit. This groundbreaking event will feature some of the most exciting new applications available on over 5,000 device types, including games, portals, social networking and more. Developers will be competing for prizes worth over $40,000.
  ·        The Mobile Internet Innovation Awards, presented by Exchange Magazine (www.xchangemag.com).

DIDX Shares Video of Weiland Underground Party during ITEXPO West 2008

September 21, 2008

DIDX hosts this great party at Los Angeles' famous Weiland's Brewery and Restaurant Underground during ITEXPO West 2008 where around 50 successful IP communications companies and related field companies met to socialize and discuss new partnerships.  Jenny Callicott of Celtrek videos them describing what's up.

Some of the guests are Jeff Simonton and 2 lovely ladies of Time Warner TW Telecom, Bill Miller of Digium, Rehan Ahmed of DIDX virtually while at Carriers World in London, Angel Investor Val Babajov of Partners 1993, Jenny Callicott of Celtrek filming, Roberto Hernandez of BlueVisor, Douglas Kimani of Accents, Bob Emmerson of TMCNET and Electric-words.org, Peter Radizeski of rad-info.net and tmcnet, Max Schroeder of Faxcore, Rehman Sheikh of Billcall, Dennis Eodice of Alta MediaGroup, Michael Cardillo and Ronda Scheer of Sotel IP Services, Doug Makishima and Farshad Ghazi of D2 Technologies, Rich Tehrani one of the world's most respected IP communications gurus, and more. 

At ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami, we hope to have a party at Lucky Strikes Bowling Alley and Restaurant, a high-end location with great music, food, ambience... last year several enjoyed the spot: GlobalPops, Digium, TMCNET, Celtrek, and others with us. Let us know if you like this idea. It seems much easier to develop business and eventually monetize when you've had a chance to compete athletically and to cheer each other on, right? 



EFAX Blocks DID Portability

September 18, 2008

MCM Telecom's Daniel Reyes Wedding Party in Acapulco

September 18, 2008

I must share a couple videos of one of Mexico's most successful CLECs... Megacable Telecomunicaciones C.V. de S.A... Daniel Reyes and his lovely bride Alejandra. I met Daniel through Event Mingle at Spring VON 2006 in San Jose when he along with a few dozen others answered my conference request to find voIP industry persons (MCM Telecom, Belgacom, Acmepacket, DIDX...) to run with me every morning. 

See our video on Youtube trying to get more to join us running with some accidental biz dev thrown!

Two years later I was a part of one of the most exciting wedding weekends ever of Daniel and Alejandra in Tequesguitendo at the Jardin del Largo.



Service Provider Compares IAX2 to SIP at ITEXPO West 2008

September 18, 2008

First, please forgive me for not posting in a while. My excuse is that I've been traveling around the globe to the most wonderful conferences and to meet with DIDX members (even saw Daniel Reyes from Megacable Communicaciones C.V. de S.A. get married in Acapulco last week...

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