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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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

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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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