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.

Small AWS-3 License Winners Include Lots of Big Carriers

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network were the big winners in the AWS-3 auction that closed this week, winning licenses not only for larger “economic areas” but also being among the largest winners of smaller “cellular market area” licenses. The CMA licenses were awarded in...Learn More

25 Mbps Broadband Definition Adopted, Wheeler Finds Carriers Hypocritical

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had harsh words for broadband providers today, essentially accusing them of hypocrisy in their comments about broadband speed requirements. Wheeler’s comments came at today’s FCC meeting, at which the commission adopted a new definition of broadband of 25 Mbps downstream and...Learn More

Mobile Broadband Demand May Lead to Small Cell Central Offices

Wireless network operator deployments of small cells will bring major changes to the way the operators architect their networks, said Iain Gillott, president of wireless research firm iGR this week. Gillott made his comments at Technology Futures Inc.’s Communications Technology and Asset Valuation Conference in...Learn More

Report: Top Ten Telecom Social Media Engagers Lead Underperforming Industry

Social media has rapidly earned a place among the roster of tools companies use to engage customers and enhance affinity and loyalty to brands and their businesses. Telecom companies in the U.S. and Canada fall short when it comes to putting social media to good use,...Learn More

Google Fiber Expansion is Here, Four Additional Markets on Tap

Google will announce this week Google Fiber expansion plans to four additional markets, according to numerous reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The markets are all in the Southeast and include Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Google has not formally confirmed these reports, but has...Learn More

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