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.

Report: Packet Optical Transport Adoption Stalls

Network service providers aren’t deploying packet-based optical transport systems (P-OTS) as fast as they anticipated a year ago, according to new market research from IHS Infonetics Research. Seventy-eight percent of network service providers worldwide surveyed by IHS Infonetics said they have or plan to install...Learn More

CFO: Verizon Mobile Video Plans Include Ad-Supported Offering

Verizon plans to launch an ad-supported mobile video offering this summer that will not count against a customer’s monthly data allotment, said Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at an investor conference today. Also this summer Verizon plans to launch a...Learn More

The Dawn of Broadband TV is Here

We are witnessing some profound changes in the video business these days. Broadband has now enabled some very distinct shifts in the delivery of video. It’s led to the emergence of a new model for video and entertainment – broadband TV – where an increasing...Learn More

NG-PON2 Will Position Broadband Carriers to Think About 10 Gigabit Service

With gigabit services based on passive optical network technology gaining significant traction, perhaps it’s not surprising that manufacturers are announcing the next generation of PON equipment. Adtran yesterday announced a new offering based on the NG-PON2 standard – and in an interview, Adtran Senior Manager...Learn More

AT&T-Hulu Deal Brings OTT Video to Mobile and Broadband

It seems like every week lately there has been an announcement of a multi-play service provider adding an OTT video subscription service to its offerings. The latest such news comes today from AT&T, which said it has made a deal to bring the Hulu subscription...Learn More

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