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
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Restoration Hardware's E-commerce Fighting Formula

A Tasteful Blend of Starbucks and Apple Retail Experiences designed to make customers fall in loveApple has the most valuable retail real...

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Thoughts on ThinkGeek Customer Service

I’m on the phone with ThinkGeek because I purchased something which they shipped incorrectly. I tried email and didn’t get a...

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The Interworking Function (IWF) part of the Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) now takes center stage

Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs) are the general term used to describe products that enable load balancing and scaling of Diameter signaling...

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New T-Mobile Pay as You Go LTE Pricing Changes Everything

Until recently, if you wanted a real data plan on a major carrier while using your cell phone, you were forced...

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How Sony May be Fighting to Unleak its Information

The recent attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment is about as scary as it gets as emails which insulted the company’s hired talent...

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4 Tips for the Busy Executive

I have a couple of prospective clients that keep delaying projects. One really wants to do the project but the people...

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Opening up the skies with LTE Air-to-Ground

By: Thierry Sens, Marketing Director Transportation Segment, Alcatel-Lucent

(Note:  Originally posted on Alcatel-Lucent corporate blog)

“Ladies and gentlemen, the fasten seat belt sign has now been turned on. Please ensure your mobile devices are switched off for the full duration of the flight” It is the announcement that many passengers dread as they hurry to finish up one more e-mail, or send one final text or tweet, before the start of a flight and a few hours of absence from the connected world.

But from the end of 2016 this is set to change in Europe. Inmarsat announced on November 20 that it has signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to develop Long-Term Evolution (LTE) air-to-ground technology, which will be delivered in partnership with service providers and airlines in 30 European countries. Alcatel-Lucent will supply the ground LTE radio infrastructure, which consists of antennas situated 100 km apart. The system is capable of providing download speeds of up to 75 mbps to planes using 2x15 MHz FDD licenses which Inmarsat owns in the Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) S-band. This makes it not only the world’s fastest airborne broadband service, but a pioneer of future in-flight services for passengers and airline operations.

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Corrections to an Article on Acquisitions of CommPartners

May 10, 2011

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Bankrupt one year and purchased the next … that’s CommPartners’ Hosted Services to Momentum Telecom and its carrier side to Point1. Russian mobile giant with subscribers in South Asia, Russia, Africa and Middle East buys a tiny mobile sleeper.

Ask anyone in the Open Source and telecommunications community around the globe who CommPartners is? A typical answer would be, “Oh, they are the ones key to keeping http://www.voip-info.org going.” Another … “aren’t they based in Las Vegas?” CommPartners has had some all time lows including filing bankruptcy in 2010.

You Even Taught Scareware to Repent and Secure the Internet

May 6, 2011

Sometimes you and I just have to take time out to think, create and play a little. Here's the script:

Your video is so viral,

Millions of Memes have recommended it.

Years ago, you built a virtual city.

Now, more than 6 million Second Lifers live and work there.







Techistan-sponsored SIP Survey of IP Communications' Companies Results by Graham Francis

April 5, 2011























Hot results of Techistan-sponsored, DIDX-inspired @MrSip's professional, neutral and fair, well-prepared and executed The SIP School SIP Survey is out and published! The data was gathered online and face to face ... before, during and after Enterprise Connect, a conference held in March 2011 in Orlando.

One UK CEO stated, "I have a contact in a large service provider company that has told me, he's never been so busy taking SIP Trunks out of customer sites and replacing them with ISDN lines."

What?????

"We've seen similar results - basically "across the board" issues from codecs to NAT traversal issues. Call transfer and faxes are the two big surprises too.



























Failure, It is Anyone's Fault but Mine

April 4, 2011

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When The Times invited several eminent authors to write essays on the theme "What's Wrong with the World?" Chesterton's contribution took the form of a letter: "Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G. K. Chesterton."


It's been a while since I posted anything on this, one of my blog areas, that of http://blog.tmcnet.com.

Cloud Computing Compliments Cold Climates

January 10, 2011

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The title's a tongue twister for your practice.

I know it's cold when certain things add to the slight clutter on my work desk or netbook bag: gloves, scarf and Burt's Bees Beeswax lip balm with clove oil. The temp in Pensacola got as low as 31 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Shivers ... brrrrrr.

Who is Going to Be There - ITEXPO East 2011 Networking

December 29, 2010

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It depends on who will be there. Isn't that what you think when someone asks, "Will you join us?"

Who will be at some of the coolest, absolute business-developing events during ITEXPO East and what, when, and where? The most interesting people in IP anything! Stay informed, my friends.

Invaluable Synonyms with a Positive Connotation List

December 22, 2010

Here I am right smack-dab in the middle of all kinds of IP communicationsand social media services our company Super Technologiesis involved in, and one problem I have as I write is trying to find the right word or phrase, especially positive-sounding ones, and not old worn-out stuff like "out of the box" or "cutting edge." So ... I'm looking for worldwide help in adding more positive synomyms to this list. What a great help this can be for writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and other typesof authors. Please add a comment on this post with your suggestions to add and how I can link your suggestion back to you, like your website, blog, Linkedin profile, Twitter feed, or Facebook page.

Make 2011 a Year You are Prepared for Success

December 17, 2010

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Has your database server been compromised by the "dd_ssh" botnet, and now you have to completely reinstall the machine? Your sprinkler system went off into your server room through a window for your 100-seat call center? Your Asterisk PBX was destroyed? You had no back-ups and no disaster recovery plan?

Let's Make Cloud Communications Clear

December 17, 2010

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Not long ago, I interviewed Raju of Zohocorp in which he explained in easy to understand terms what is cloud computing. (He was preparing to be a keynote speaking at a Cloud Computing Summit in Hong Kong. He shared the difference between cloud computing and software as a service and explained how his company serves needs of SMBs.) Cloud communications is one area of cloud computing.

Let's learn the fundamentals of cloud-based communications business models, and deployment strategies among industry experts and friends. This business model can reduce burdens of your support teams and help them to use efforts in more crucial tasks such as customer interaction.

Participate in the DIDX and Level3/Comcast Debacle Talk with me on VUC

December 2, 2010

Every Friday at 12 Noon Eastern Time (9AM Pacific) – 12 noon EST! Check for world timezone conversion


The VoIP Users Conference is a weekly live discussion about VoIP, SIP, Asterisk and all kinds of telephony-related topics. The conference has been running for three years.

Dec. 3, 2010 at 12 noon EST (USA time zone), login to the VoIP Users' Conference via Skype:vuc.me, +1 (415) 800-5469, or sip:200901@login.zipdx.com and be a part of a live conversation with me Suzanne Bowen, vice president of Super Technologies, about my trek in VoIP since 1994, issues and benefits of DIDX and virtual phone lines, and ideas on the future of voice, as well as the Comcast and Level 3 peering story.

See http://www.voipusersconference.org/ and http://gigaom.com/2010/12/01/comcast-level-3-battle/.






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