Carrier Evolution

As telecom carriers evolve, Carrier Evolution tracks the important developments in telecom and broadband which drive that evolution, including IP voice, unified communications, collaboration and consumer applications. Carrier Evolution offers original and curated content from external sources.

Exec Details Comcast Voice Mobility UC Offering

Comcast Business is targeting small and medium size businesses with Comcast Voice Mobility, a new offering that combines traditional voice service with unified communications. “The way it’s procured, it looks like traditional phone service,” explained John Guillaume, vice president of product management for Comcast Business,...Learn More

Service Provider Automation Survey: 90% Expect Job Losses

An acceleration in the pace of business automation will lead service providers worldwide to shed employees, and lots of them, in coming years if results of a survey of global sourcing professionals conducted at this year’s Sourcing Industry Conference (SIC) in Dallas September 28-29 proves...Learn More

Behind AT&T’s Switched Ethernet Over U-verse Launch

AT&T this week announced that it was doubling its switched Ethernet service footprint – a goal the company was able to achieve by making switched Ethernet available over its GPON-based U-verse infrastructure. A company spokesperson told Telecompetitor in an email that the service will be...Learn More

Wireless Carriers Embrace Equipment Installment Plan Risk to Gain Benefits

The wireless industry is undergoing a significant shift in the distribution of devices used on their networks. Equipment installment plans (EIPs) are taking hold, replacing the historical model of subsidizing devices with term contracts. Both carriers and equipment manufacturers are embracing the new EIP model,...Learn More

Statewide Fiber Networks Interconnect, Enhancing Ethernet Offerings

Iowa Network Services (INS) and Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), two statewide fiber networks run by independent telco consortiums, have interconnected their networks via an Ethernet network-to-network interface at a Chicago point of presence operated by INDATEL, a nationwide consortium of state and regional fiber networks. The...Learn More

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