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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Mercedes-Benz Technologies and Driver Safety versus Autonomy

September 12, 2012

Working for a Canadian company AstraQom on a one year contract in their marketing program has been a cultural and technological joy for this Floridian. I visited Ottawa twice, once with a side trip to Gatineau Bier Fest and the Ottawa Running Races in May, since mid-July 2011. I also visited with city officials and business owners about their communications needs and ways for AstraQom to make a good difference in the community. I also wrote a blog post comparing the way people sell voIP and the way they sell cars which led me to start a series of audio podcasts with Mr. Jeff Mierins, owner of Star Motors, Dow Honda and other dealerships in Ottawa.

VoIP Facebook Page Request Leads to Xorcom SIP Phone Talk

September 4, 2012






























The Teachers' Lounge is a place I never hung out in when I taught English to 8th graders for 15 or so years. I'm not tight with the people who like to talk IP communications International Enquirer gossip, but I do pay attention to knowledge and experience that coders, evangelists, early adopters and potential customers of open source telephony, VoIP and such ... post that they want and that they have.

Not long ago, Olle Johansson of Edvina AB updated one of the most versatile and useful VoIP groups on Facebook with this comment, "I just noticed that Xorcom have released SIP phones. Any experiences in this group?






























Vive IP - IP Lives Conference in Cali, Colombia

August 29, 2012


"Long live IP," I can imagine many of us would happily shout together because of the billions of lives that IP has empowered. Because of IP, new businesses, applications, technologies, jobs, innovations, inventions, and possibilities are ours for the making and taking. An industry friend of mine named Sandra Diaz Hoyos, president of Smart Network Solutions, is working with a global set of highly-respected companies to make available the Vive IP Conference, scheduled October 18, 2012 at the Club Campestre in Cali, Colombia.

Vive IP, IP Lives by Smart Network Solutions is like one of those mandatory appointments, businesses do not want to miss for effective socialization and experiential knowledge. The event is targeted for professionals, decision-makers, and staff in leading organizations nationwide and worldwide who provide, need or are interested in crucial issues related to communication technologies networks, IP telephony and data security. 


Asian Carriers Conference 2012 for Unforgettable Telecom Business Development

August 20, 2012

Let's run!! Want your conference to make positive memories that bring everyone back for more, along a few dozen more of their industry friends next year? Mix business activities with play, competition, and teamwork. Like, I am ecstatic that not only does Cebit in Germany have an annual 5K running race for participants, but now Asian Carrier Conference does.

Google Enables Business to Add Subscribers in Search Listing

August 2, 2012

May not be news to everyone, but I was browsing for new running gear, and I think this is cool that Google search can enable businesses and consumers who opt in. Businesses and consumers can enter their email address and zip code to subscribe to special deals and news. 

 

This ad format enables advertisers to include an email subscription option in ads. It was first made available in early mid-December 2011.



A Story about Leaving Latvia in the 40s, Cars, and Technology

July 27, 2012


Once there were a pair of Latvians, husband and wife, in the mid 1940s, who fled in the middle of the night from their country to safer territory. Who knew their fearful flight would eventually lead them to one of the most positive and exciting entrepreneurial stories of Ottawa? Of all things, too ... cars, one of the most important purchases one can make and a big part of consumers' sense of identity!

People Power Behind Everything IP

July 27, 2012


During my first fifty three years of life, I have had this obsession with people, their lives, why they do what they do, what they are good at, how they react to success and failure, what they create, and what I can learn from them ... and from there ... share with others. I still do.

Acme Packet SVP of Strategy Seamus Hourihan on SIP Connect, Peering, and SNCs

July 25, 2012

What a delight to be educated by another industry expert
Seamus Hourihan. I was referred to Acme Packet's SVP of corporate strategy during the company's party and reception at Acme Oyster House in New Orleans the week of 2012 International CTIA Wireless conference.

Click to stream or download our discussion of a favorite travel location NOLA, the misson of Acme Packet, Wind Mobile's recent selection of Acme Packet for SIP connect, opportunities this provides, what is SIP, and what is the difference between private and public interconnects and peering.

"Mobile services supported by 4G and LTE networks are compelling in their capabilities.




What is that Box at the Bottom of the Cell Tower?

July 5, 2012

All of us in the Internet protocol-based communications and technologies business are some of the luckiest professionals in the world. Whether you have a liberal arts or engineering or science or other background, there is room and need for all of us. People who know me laugh at how much I talk about flying around to different conferences, exhibitions or just to meet a dozen customers within a couple hours' drive from each other. The reasons that I travel and participate in these meetups and other events are not just a part of sales or customer service or vendor / partner search.

Spider Woman Hangs on to Cell Phone with FLYGRIP

July 2, 2012

Okay, I'm not Spider Woman, but the possibility was a fun idea. OTOH, how to monetize IP communications or any kind of communications or anything at all in 2012? 

- Appeal to fashion sense? ✔ 
- Help avoid losses? 


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