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.

NISC: Time Has Never Been Better for Telecom and Power Utility Industries to Partner

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Broadband and IP networks have transformed the telecom industry and that same impact is now being felt with the electric power industry as well. Power utility companies are embracing the trend thanks to new technologies like the smart grid and “virtualizing power.” Many electric utilities...Learn More

Next Century Cities Aims to Share Broadband Best Practices

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The Next Century Cities initiative launched yesterday aims to further the availability of high-speed broadband nationwide by collaborating and sharing best practices.  Among the initiative’s 32 “inaugural partners” were several communities that already have scored major high-speed wins, some of whom shared their success stories...Learn More

TeleGeography: Phone Line Decline Driven More by VoIP Than Mobile

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Exponential growth in wireless and mobile telecommunications has created the perception that fixed-line telephony, and subscribership, is on the way out. The evidence isn’t as clear-cut as many may believe, however, according to market research from TeleGeography. Data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database reveals that while...Learn More

Solarus Gigabit Network Helped Company Become a ‘Smart Rural Community’

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Wisconsin-based rural telco Solarus has the distinction of being both an NTCA Smart Rural Community and a provider of gigabit broadband service. Solarus is a customer-owned company that has provided telephone service for over 100 years but in recent years has transformed itself into a...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta

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AT&T said today that it will bring its GigaPower gigabit broadband offering to Chicago, Atlanta and three other Georgia markets, including Decatur, Newnan, and Sandy Spring. Back in April, AT&T said it was considering making its gigabit service available in as many as 100 cities nationwide,...Learn More

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  • CenturyLink, Switch SUPERNAP Team on Vegas Data Center
    October 21, 2014

    Switch customers gain access to CenturyLink’s global hosting portfolio
    and data center footprint.

  • Verizon’s Q3 Slightly Light, But Close Enough
    October 21, 2014
    Earnings season got rolling this week as Verizon posted its Q3 earnings this morning.  As usual for such a massive, carefully watched company, there wasn’t anything truly surprising in the numbers.  T …
  • Alcatel-Lucent Marries PON With WDM
    October 21, 2014
    Today the world of passive optical networks may be getting a major jolt of potential bandwidth.  Alcatel-Lucent has launched the first Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Network …
  • The WiFi Road to Riches – 1
    October 21, 2014
    SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-F …
  • Who's that sniffing around BlackBerry? Oh, is it YOU again, Lenovo?
    October 21, 2014
    Hope springs eternal as possible purchase mooted yet again Lenovo may be close to a deal to acquire Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry – for real, this time – according to multiple reports.… …
  • $90 Time Warner Cable bill becomes $190 after two years
    October 20, 2014
    Cable bills have a way of starting out expensive and then getting even more expensive as time goes on. This is especially true when cable companies offer promotional rates that last a year or two with …
  • Comcast’s net neutrality commitments aren’t good enough, senator says
    October 20, 2014
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today called on Comcast to make a long-term pledge that it won’t charge content providers for faster access to its subscribers. Comcast already agreed to follow network neutr …
  • CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
    October 20, 2014

    CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it’s not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.

  • U.S. Mobile Broadband Passes 90% Penetration
    October 20, 2014
    In the United States, as elsewhere, mobile Internet capability has become an important means for eliminating access divides. We have seen this pattern before. As recently as the 1980s, policy analysts …
  • Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Kansas HQ
    October 20, 2014

    Sprint cuts jobs at its HQ, with more layoffs expected.