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

Rich Tehrani Thoughts From California

I've been on the road in Vegas and California over the past ten days or so. Here are my thoughts. The Venetian...

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GENBAND Kandy Goes Public at Ruby Skye

Last night, GENBAND hosted a gala premiere at Ruby Skye in San Francisco for its official Kandy launch - the transitional solution...

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Peter's View: The Channel Ecosystem

I read CRAIG'S VIEW: THE NEW CHANNEL ECOSYSTEM by Craig Schlagbaum, channel chief at Comcast. My response was too long for...

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2 Ways to Maximize Your Vendor Relationship

As channel partners, we get hammered all the time to sell vendor's stuff - even if it is unreasonable or doesn't...

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The Changing Definition of the Diameter Signaling Controller and Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)

Next week, I will be speaking at the Signaling Focus Day of LTE Asia.  The signaling focus day obviously will have...

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The Cat Video Index: A Simple View of Data Costs

By: Andy Porter, Product Manager in the Payment, Policy and Charging department at Alcatel-Lucent

The Economist has its famous Big Mac index for comparing buying power across countries. But I wanted an index that focuses on the cost of mobile data usage. That meant I had to find a data-charging equivalent of the Big Mac. I needed an item that crosses cultural boundaries, is universally understood and is available worldwide.

I considered many possibilities. But the answer arrived when I saw my daughter laughing at a video of a cat playing a piano. Obviously, the mobile data equivalent of the Big Mac is the YouTube video. It’s a universally available service that is easily measured in quantitative terms, making it ideal for comparing mobile data costs.

In honor of my daughter, I chose the classic “piano-playing cat” as the baseline video. And by the way, this cat video has been viewed over 34 million times, proving its suitability as a baseline.

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THE SECRET VALUE OF VoLTE - WHAT'S IN IT FOR CONSUMERS

By: Ed Elkin, Director, IP Platforms Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent 

Today’s consumers want faster mobile broadband, and lots of it. That’s the dominant fact shaping Mobile Service Providers’ competitive strategies. So let’s look at what you can offer these valuable subscribers with voice over LTE (VoLTE).

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Using IAX2 for your VoIP Business?

July 29, 2008

Let me give you a chance to further $$$tize IP communications by offering for you to share your IAX2 vs SIP protocol experience in using DIDX. Each person who uses IAX2, SIP, or a combination AND also DIDX who answers this survey fully with complete contact information to me on Facebook or my regular email will  be entered in a drawing for  $100 gas card or a $100 American Airlines voucher. I want to hear from you. Email me on my regular email or on Facebook with these answers and your name, phone number and email where I can contact you ASAP.

Again, please reply to this survey asap, plus your name, company, DIDX account number, cell phone and email for contact, so I can call you about your answers.

Update All Social Networks with Biz Message: Ping.fm

July 27, 2008

Hunter Newby and Effective Youtube Use

July 23, 2008

Have you taken a look at the excellent way that Hunter Newby and telxGroup has used Youtube? It's all about the customers and friends, not telxGroup, refreshing. They are one of the first in the IP communications industry to effectively capitalize on the value of online video via Youtube. They've interviewed Vic Bozzo, Tesh Durvasula, Shrihari Pandit, Scott Charter, Jim Diestel, Eric Shepcaro, Bill Kosnik, George Eichelberger, Peter Petronzi, Patrick Tata, Jean Gottscha, Kevin Coyne, myself and more.

Jaxtr One-Number Dialing in India

July 23, 2008

Jaxtr has launched one-number dialing in India. What will this do for you and me?

1. Save money on international calls, in some cases as low as 1 cent or 43 paisa per minute.

Beware of the Jabberwocky: Chargebacks

July 22, 2008

Credit card fraud and chargbacks are a number one nuisance and detractor from "monetizing IP communications." The FBI's Financial Report to the Public for 2007 report losses of $52.6 billion, affecting 9.91 million Americans alone. (Quoting Redif)

According to a recent survey of 112 DIDX members (wired and wireless carriers and mashups) 39% said that online credit card fraud is a major obstacle to realizing their financial potential.

Will ASUS Eee PC Laptop Replace My Purse?

July 20, 2008

My colleague Rehan Ahmed (also our company CTO and Chief Product Architect) told me a few weeks ago, "You've got to get an Asus Eee laptop." 

I've been using a D620 Dell Latitude for a couple years, and anyone who knows me ... will know that I stick with things until they are gone, i.e., my 1994 Toyota Camry (manual transmission with nice sports fin and tinted windows). So, it was tough to spend the $ and to add another PC to my stash.

But hmm... it's voIP-enabled from the start with Skype preinstalled...



Video Interview: Commetrex Gold Sponsor ITEXPO West 2008

July 20, 2008

Commetrex CEO Michael Coffee and Director of Marketing Communications Alex Adams are some of the most welcoming persons I've interviewed in the IP communications industry. All three of us enjoy running, drinking coffee and serving carriers with flexible and empowering technologies. Check out my Qik video discussion with them.

Commetrex empowers the enterprise and carrier with products in 4 categories--media-processing resource hardware, media-stream software environments, media-processing technologies, and telephony middleware-- are imbedded in every multi-line integrated-media system.

El-Mohri on IP Communications Events and Dialexia

July 18, 2008

I love interviews, when it's me interviewing others...

Dialexia, who make IP communications work (that really is their maxim), is unique and non-traditional in many ways. Unlike other company directors' typical title pairing, Mohamed El-Mohri is the CTO and President and his partner Ahmed Aina is the CEO.
 
Ahmed joined from MediaSoft Telecom, which was a CTI tools developer, as CFO (sold to Bell).  Mohamed was a service provider since 1998 using H323 platforms.



IP Com? Voice-fitness mash-up Samsung and Adidas

July 16, 2008

Hajimemashite (honorable first time greeting in Japanese) nihao, assalamalaykum, bonjour, hallo, shalom and hello in your first language! Can we get "IP Communications" officially listed in Wikipedia? Query "IP Communications" on Wiki and get redirected to "Internet Protocol."

I just asked some industry and non-industry friends on Facebook for examples of IP communications.

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