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.

Verizon Rural Call Completion Hotline Launched in FCC Compliance Plan

Rural telcos that have problems with calls not going through to their customers from Verizon customers now have a hot line to call at Verizon. In addition, Verizon plans to award $30,000 to $50,000 for an academic study on methods to determine and resolve rural...Learn More

FCC Offers $1.7B for Broadband Connect America Fund, $411 Avg Per Line

The FCC late yesterday offered the nation’s largest price cap telcos $1.7 billion annually for six years to bring broadband to parts of their service territories where broadband is not available today. Funding offered averages just over $400 per line annually ($411). The commission made...Learn More

Ovum: Thanks to 4G, Carriers Could Shut Down 3G Before 2G

Wireless network carriers’ growing interest in, and deployment of, 4G LTE infrastructure, products and services raises the prospect of shutting down or ‘refarming’ GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate growing demand. Determining “the sweet spot” for network closure is challenging, however, according to a new...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spinoff Complete, So What’s Next?

It’s official. Windstream on Friday completed the spinoff of copper and fiber network assets into a separate real estate investment trust. The REIT, to be known as Communications Sales and Leasing, will trade on the NASDAQ as CSAL. In a press release, Windstream President and...Learn More

Cablevision Cord Cutter Package Reveals Shifting Attitudes

Cablevision, the New York based MSO with operations in the New York City metro area, has introduced an interesting package targeting cord cutters and cord ‘neverers.’ The package from this traditional cable TV provider offers no cable TV services and in fact, encourages customers to...Learn More

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