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

Mobile fax? Why do you need that?

Fax is an enduring technology. While you may think that fax is declining, some reports show that the market is actually...

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We ask the experts: How can exceptional QoE be achieved in VoLTE networks?

By: Jean Jones, Director, Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

What does voice over LTE (VoLTE) offer your subscribers? Better voice quality, including HD voice. Rich communications with messaging and video. And whatever inventive applications you choose to introduce. In other words, VoLTE can provide a superior quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers and give you a competitive edge — particularly when your service operates at its best. 

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In my last blog[CCE1] , our experts explained why an end-to-end strategy is the key to maintaining peak VoLTE performance. Now we’ll look at how this strategy gets put into practice to optimize real-world service offerings. The information here is based on interviews with Luis Venerio who works with our VoLTE Readiness Services team. And his observations come straight from his experience on VoLTE deployments that serve millions of subscribers.

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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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Never been to Philippines but Asian Carriers Conference Will Change That

June 21, 2012

I have enjoyed several email and Linkedin message exchanges with those at ASAP CEBU and Philippines Long Distance Company this year about the beautiful city of Cebu and the Asian Carriers Conference scheduled for September 4 - 7, 2012. Some time in July or August, I will record an audio podcast interview with them about telecommunication trends, history of their conference, what's on the 2012 agenda as well as opportunities for exhibitors, presenters and soponsors.

For now ... Come and join the Eastern Hemisphere's most powerful telecommunications community as they gather and learn about opportunities in the wholesale-retail ecosystem. We often only get half the picture of what is really going on in communications and technology when we choose only to participate in North American and European events.

Audio Podcast with Raco Wireless President John Horn on M2M

June 6, 2012

(Listen to a 7.5 minute audio podcast interview on AstraQom and DIDX between me Suzanne Bowen and John Horn, president of Raco Wireless about M2M in preparation for Connected World Conference June 11 - 13, 2012.)

Why is and will M2M be a mainstream choice? First, the equipment that facilitates M2M (Machine 2 Machine) are less expensive, smaller in size, and more power savvy. Pair that with the fact that strength and quality of the networks M2M needs in order to  to move data from machine to machine is more accessible than ever. Thank LTE and 4G providers but also M2M solution enablers such as Raco Wireless, IBM, and ThingWorx.

M2M is not science fiction.



ShowStoppers @ CTIA Provides Close Up of Hertz's NeverLost

May 17, 2012




Even businesses who do the best in monetizing IP communications need ways to save time and effort. Even in an age where many of us use video and voice over IP at a desk a majority of the time, tools that help us manage our time on the road are a winner. Hertz exhibited its NeverLost Systems the Monday night before International CTIA Wireless 2012 began, and what a great way to kick it off!

Hertz's NeverLost enables customers to plan trips online and access them from the program in their Hertz rental car. Graham Weedon gives a live demonstration in this video during Showstoppers @ CTIA Wireless 2012 for a media team of Techistan magazine editor, AstraQom and DIDX podcasters, as well as a CED blogger and TMCnet blogger.

Set up travel and visit routes to enjoy by foot or car.






Ruth Bridger Enjoys Kindle Fire She Won at ITEXPO Women's Breakfast

April 3, 2012

Kindle Fire Book Sauder Diaries Written by IP Communications Monetizer

March 20, 2012

 I have a secret. Open source geeks do sometimes monetize IP communications, and when they do it well, geeks and  non-geeks benefit. Michel  Vaillancourt is one of those.  

He is the CEO of JKL5 Group who offer  innovative telephony  services, but he is also a  steampunk book genre author.

ThingWorx CEO Russell Fadel on M2M and the Connected World

March 12, 2012

Last weekend my three-year-old grandson and six-year-old granddaughter helped me complete a CSI face reconstruction kit. Afterward, Simon held up a pan in front of his own face and asked the finished kit, "Why don't you talk to me, Mr. Face?" 


His request was not such a silly one. That is what M2M does. It assists things to talk to each other.


Who Thought of the New Popular Intellectual Property Conference for ITEXPO?

March 9, 2012

How many times have you thought of a better way of doing something, but you were afraid to rock the boat, especially if you are not the boss? Who gets made fun of the most? Those who speak up or those who are quiet? Taking a chance is something I am notorious for.

Monetizing IP Communications May Take Some Special Tweeting

March 7, 2012


LisaMarieDias's blog post "Who to Follow, and Not to Follow, on Twitter – That is the Question" caught my fancy because of what I agree with but even more so, what I don't agree with. The 51 comments she has received so far as just as controversial and thought-provoking as her original post. Twitter is used in serious manner for business, friendship, learning, teaching, collaborating, promotions and giveaways, newsfeed, video channel, photo gallery, comics, and more. 

Lisa's Twitter workshop clients ask her how to get more Twitter followers, and she replies, "Who should you follow?"

She shares concern over following a bunch of people who just spam.




The Purchase of Rapportive by Linkedin was ...

February 29, 2012

How would you fill in that blank in the blog title? Shocking? Smart? Cool? Like why didn't Google buy Rapportive?

Negative Plus a Negative Equal a Positive

February 7, 2012

"Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee," says the Euro-American conglomerate that sells hundreds of different, well-loved, pre-packaged, sugary concoctions. This means that everyone likes Sara Lee. Maybe not, but that's a cool slogan. Sometimes a negative plus a negative equal a positive. Likewise, negative things happen to us online and offline in business, personal and social situations, whether in our social networks, on a business forum, or in our workplace.
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