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

Wearable Tech Expo 2014 Kicking off in NYC

My team is at the Jacob Javits Center setting up for Wearable Tech Expo 2014 which will take place Wednesday and Thursday...

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #7

Tsahi Levent-Levi’s white paper, “Seven Reasons for WebRTC Server-Side Processing,” details a variety of WebRTC-related scenarios that necessitate a media server....

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How signaling spikes affect networks: 3 real-world examples

By: Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network Intelligence, Alcatel-Lucent

Data and signaling growth are usually good news for network operators, since growth often translates into higher revenues. But when growth is averaged over a month or quarter, the daily highs and lows of network activity are smoothed out. And signaling spikes remain hidden within the averages. These spikes can overwhelm available signaling capacity, which impairs the customer experience, as well as the operator’s reputation.

What happens when a spike occurs? Typically, a CPU Overload alarm appears on various mobile nodes. And the Network Operations Center (NOC) immediately starts praying that the burst is short-lived and doesn’t go over maximum peak-rate capacity. Because when that happens, all consumers are denied service access. Then, the process of identifying the source of the problem begins. This can be arduous, because it often involves applications completely out of NOC control. And the issue can’t be resolved easily without solid network analytics that enables engagement with application and device developers.

That’s the reason signaling information is a crucial part of the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Apps Rankings report and why LTE World 2014 devotes an entire pre-conference day to the topic. It’s also why this blog offers a closer look at how some real-world disruptive signaling spikes got started — and were finally resolved.

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The Expanding Channel Programs

Not only do I see more cloud service providers looking to the channel for sales, I see other channel programs expanding....

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #6

In a recent blog about the current state of WebRTC, I mentioned that readers should check out an excellent white paper...

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The Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation: It's Not All About Data- Mobile Voice and Messaging Share Plans Offer Plenty of Appeal

Alcatel-Lucent’s Rich Crowe continues the Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation blog series by examining the degree to which consumers are interested in share plans that include unlimited voice and messaging but don’t include data.

The last Six Degrees blog explored consumer attitudes toward two different mobile share plan options: sharing data only and sharing voice, messaging and data. This blog will explore attitudes toward a 3rd option: sharing unlimited voice and messaging — but not data — across multiple devices or subscribers.

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200G Optical Networks: What you need to know

By: Earl Kennedy, IP Transport Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Optical network operators have already made the move to 100G. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many are already pondering what’s next. With a 200G optical solution hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to move to 200G optical – and what you need to know when you make that move.

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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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