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.

Behind Indatel 100G Network Upgrade

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A 100 Gbps network upgrade is underway for the Indatel consortium of independent regional and statewide fiber networks. By interconnecting fiber network resources, the group is working towards assembling a single seamless network covering a large part of the U.S. “Many member companies have deployed...Learn More

AT&T SDN Initiatives Yield Bandwidth on Demand Offerings via Switched Ethernet

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AT&T expects its bandwidth-on-demand switched Ethernet offering, now available in more than 100 U.S. cities, to be popular with schools and hospitals that need high-speed service sometimes but not all the time. A typical customer might be “a large hospital that is adding clinics that...Learn More

ACA to FCC: Broadband Investment at Significant Risk Due to Rising Video Programming Cost

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The American Cable Association is asking the FCC to take steps to control steeply climbing programming costs. According to a study from the ACA and business consulting firm Cartesian, small carriers are seeing margins erode so sharply as a result of climbing programming costs that...Learn More

CenturyLink 911 Outage Fine: A TDM-to-IP Cautionary Tale

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As we were expecting, the FCC announced today that it has fined CenturyLink for a 911 outage that occurred in April. In addition the FCC fined Intrado, provider of cloud-based 911 software which contributed to the outage according to an FCC investigation. CenturyLink’s fine is...Learn More

Bluewave: VoIP, the Cloud, Telco-Utility Partnership and Opportunity Collide

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South Carolina-based HTC, the nation’s largest telecom cooperative, is adding voice to Bluewave Communications‘ broadband and video services, offered over a fiber-to-the-home network in North Carolina and owned by a local power utility. The power utility, Lumbee River Electric Membership Coop, enlisted HTC to provide...Learn More

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  • Antitrust Lawyers Lean Towards Blocking Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable
    April 17, 2015
    Staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block Comcast Corp.’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., according to Bloomberg. At least initially, many …
  • Oregon changes tax rules to lure Google Fiber
    April 17, 2015
    After complaints from Google about Oregon’s tax rules, the state yesterday enacted a bill to address Google’s concerns about building a fiber network in Portland and five nearby municipalities.The bil …
  • Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction
    April 16, 2015
    In an impassioned speech at NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged US broadcasters to back Commission’s new net neutrality rules and offer up frequencies for next advanced wireless spectrum auction. …
  • Bell Labs shows off 10 Gigabit DSL
    April 16, 2015
    A new standard for DSL, G.fast, can reach speeds of up to a gigabit of data per second, though its performance drops rapidly once the copper wires extend for more than 100 meters. That’s enough to get …
  • You Can't Spell 5G Without LTE
    April 16, 2015

    5G won’t be a wholesale network changeover, which is a good thing, because 4G does a pretty good job already.

  • Dish Embraces Netflix, Adds Rovi Voice
    April 15, 2015

    Dish is innovating rapidly with the addition of whole-home Netflix access, a new Vevo app, and voice-control features to its pay-TV service.

  • In-flight Wi-Fi is “direct link” to hackers
    April 15, 2015
    Airplanes with in-flight Wi-Fi are vulnerable to hacks by passengers and could be targeted by a “malicious attacker” on the ground, a US report has warned. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO …
  • By End of 2015, I will be able to Buy Gigabit Service from 2 Suppliers
    April 15, 2015
    By the end of 2015, I will be able to buy gigabit Internet access from at least two Internet service providers, including the cable TV and telco suppliers serving my neighborhood. That sudden developm …
  • FCC’s revolving door: Former chairman leads charge against Title II
    April 14, 2015
    The revolving door in Washington, DC, allows lobbyists to become regulators and vice versa, and there may be no better example than the Federal Communications Commission. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (a D …
  • Republicans seek fast-track repeal of net neutrality
    April 14, 2015
    Republicans in Congress yesterday unveiled a new plan to fast track repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and 14 Republican co …