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 5G Roadmap Unveiled; Field Tests to Begin This Year

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An AT&T 5G roadmap was released by the company today, charting its course toward offering customers next-generation wireless broadband connectivity. Millimeter-wave RF transmission, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) – all of which AT&T Labs has been working on for years – are...Learn More

Verizon LTE-U Small Cell Trials Planned

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A Verizon LTE-U small cell trial looks to enhance indoor wireless coverage and add mobile services in high-density environments such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals and university campuses. LTE-U is a version of the LTE standard that operates in unlicensed frequency bands. Verizon said...Learn More

Telecom Digital Transformation: 52% of Providers Say They’re Mostly There

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Telecom digital transformation is examined in new market research conducted for business support and services provider CSG International, revealing the ways in which communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide are retooling to better support digital services. The majority of CSPs surveyed by CSG and Pipeline Market...Learn More

Vyve Gigabit is Latest Rural Gigabit Push

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Cable MSO Vyve Broadband is launching rural gigabit service in select markets, using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Vyve is a rural cable consolidator, formerly known as BCI Broadband  and operates cable and broadband networks in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming. Their...Learn More

J.D. Power: T-Mobile Tops on Wireless Satisfaction

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Wireless carriers are getting better at providing customer care and service via self-service online and automated response systems (ARS), boosting wireless satisfaction, according to the latest market research from J.D. Power. Wireless carrier customer satisfaction with self-service customer care channels reached an all-time high, the...Learn More

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  • AT&T and FCC chairman square off in set-top box fight
    February 9, 2016
    (credit: AT&T) The Federal Communications Commission chairman dismissed concerns from AT&T and other pay-TV providers about new set-top box rules, saying that the companies shouldn’t fear a little com …
  • Comcast Will Rearrange U.S. Mobile Market
    February 9, 2016
    Most people underestimate the impact Comcast is going to have in the U.S. mobile market, either underestimating Comcast’s resolve or the likely impact on installed base and market share. One only has …
  • The Data Center Dilemma
    February 9, 2016

    Telcos want to convert their legacy Central Offices to data centers, but there are environmental and business challenges to doing that.

  • 20 Years After the Telecom Act of 1996
    February 8, 2016
    Though it hardly seems possible, two decades ago on Feb. 8, 1996, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was signed into law. Though the Act largely focused on methods believed to improve competition for …
  • Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree…
    February 8, 2016

    Now that Yahoo is officially on the block, Verizon is officially interested. If VZ bids and is successful, Yahoo would be merged with AOL.

  • Better to be "Lucky" Than "Good" When Stimulating Competition
    February 8, 2016
    “Better to be lucky than good (or smart),” an adage suggests. Some might say that also applies to the main thrust of communications policy in the U.S. and, perhaps, other markets, which is to encourag …
  • Metaswitch Business Communications Gives Access One New Capabilities
    February 5, 2016
    Communications tools are the kind of things we don’t really think about, though we often use. For managed service providers (MSPs), this is a different matter, and Chicago’s own Access One has just ma …
  • Gigabit Access Business Models are Ripe for Innovation
    February 4, 2016
    Business models for gigabit Internet access networks are in a very-fertile phase right now. Old assumptions about what was possible are being redefined as first Google Fiber, and now many independent …
  • Verizon and XO? The Rumor Mill Spins On
    February 4, 2016
    Over on TMCnet, Peter Radizeski and Rich Tehrani are talking up a rumor, and it’s a big one for the sector. Is Verizon about to buy XO? … [visit site to read more] …
  • BYOD policies are behind the times, and we haven’t seen anything yet
    January 29, 2016
    A recent study by Champion Solutions Group showed some very surprising results. While we have come to rely on mobile devices as a critical aspect of business communications, the research found glaring …