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.

AT&T MobileTV Featured in New All in One Bundles of Pay TV, Wireless

AT&T didn’t waste any time putting together service bundles that include its traditional offerings as well as the nationwide satellite TV service the company gained through its recently completed DirecTV acquisition. The company on August 10 will launch what it says is the first-ever service...Learn More

Gigabit and the Economy: A First-Hand Look at Chattanooga

Despite all the gigabit announcements we’ve seen over the last couple of years, the number of major cities where gigabit service already has been deployed to any major extent is still quite small. A July report from the Benton Foundation and Gig.U puts the number...Learn More

IHS: Cable Migration to DOCSIS 3.1, Distributed Access is Well Under Way

Decentralization is a concept that has gained credence, proponents and adherents as it has spread, providing the basis for strategic plans across a wide range of industries, including cable and telecoms. Digital information and communications systems architectures continue evolving, in turn providing the basis for...Learn More

GSA: Number of Carriers Offering LTE Rises to 422

Commercial 4G LTE services are now up and running for 422 wireless carriers in 143 countries, according to the latest update to GSA’s ¨Evolution to LTE¨ report. A total of 106 began offering LTE services this past year, according to a news release. More broadly,...Learn More

TIS: All Paths Lead to OTT, IP Video

Independent cable operators met this week in Boston at NCTC’s annual The Independent Show (TIS), and a growing sense of urgency was on display. That urgency involves correctly positioning a small cable company in a fast changing market, where the historical core service of video...Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed

  • NFV's Unexpected Bonus
    August 3, 2015

    Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.

  • EdgeConneX Adds Another IX Node
    August 3, 2015
    EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They’re working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Bille …
  • FCC’s innovative 600MHz auction scheme likely to go global
    August 3, 2015
    This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on The release of digital dividend (700MHz/800MHz) spectrum around the world has slowed dramatically after the in …
  • Mobile Internet and IoT Will Drive 5G Use Cases, Execs Believe
    August 2, 2015
    A survey of 58 mobile operator executives finds fifth generation mobile networks (5G) primarily will be driven by mobile broadband and Internet of Things use cases. The survey, conducted by Heavy Read …
  • Google and Apple Projected to Play Major Roles in Connected Car Market
    August 2, 2015
    By 2020, perhaps 31 million cars will be using Android Auto and 37 million will be using Apple CarPlay, according to IHS, and that will cover nearly all cars launching connected car services, accordin …
  • Content Consumption Now Shapes Computing
    August 2, 2015
    Where it comes to content, some “90 percent of the world consumes while only 10 percent creates,” according to Girish Mathrubootham Freshdesk CEO. Many of the most-important trends in devices, applica …
  • VoIP Roundup: MegaPath, BroadSoft, CenturyLink, ShoreTel
    July 31, 2015
    The UC and hosted voice segment has been picking up steam for years, and I need to pay it more attention. So here’s a quick roundup of some of the news from this week across the sector: … [visit site …
  • 5G: Breath-Taking Stuff
    July 31, 2015
    You might think some particular element of the proposed fifth generation network is the “defining” characteristic. Perhaps it is the ultra-low latency that makes 5G distinctive. For others, the access …
  • FCC swamped by 2,000+ net neutrality complaints against ISPs
    July 30, 2015
    Avalanche of gripes could come in handy once someone figures how to enforce new rules The FCC has reportedly received over 2,000 complaints related to alleged violations of its Open Internet rules.… …
  • Ultra-Low Latency Not Needed by All, or Most Apps, But Mobile Networks Will be Designed to Support Them
    July 30, 2015
    One often hears it said that one-millisecond latency is a useful or necessary attribute of network performance for a relatively small number of applications. That is true.  But the applications requir …