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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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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