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.

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

Administrator Details Kansas Upgrade to AT&T NG911

With AT&T as a key supplier, the state of Kansas has undertaken a major upgrade to its 911 system that could serve as a prototype for the sort of upgrade that 911 administrators nationwide should be considering soon if they aren’t already. “There is an...Learn More

Creating Business Value Out of Local Content Channels

Many video service providers have long offered local content channels, featuring local events, local sports, and special interest stories. The model for providing local content is evolving and many companies are now looking to their local content channels to deliver more than just interesting content...Learn More

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  • Global Mobile Adoption to Pass 100% Globally by End of 2015
    July 28, 2015
    You might argue it is a good thing that global mobile adoption will pass 100 percent of earth’s population by the end of 2015. In one sense, it is a positive milestone. In another sense, it points to …
  • 'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin
    July 28, 2015
    It won’t take ‘fiat currency’ though. You’ve been warned, digi-hipsters A new VoIP service allows you to hide who you are by being web-based, having no registration checks, allowing you to spoof calle …
  • What's Next for the New AT&T?
    July 28, 2015

    Now that AT&T has finally closed its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV, what will it do with its new satellite TV prize?

  • Qualcomm Wants FCC to Stay Out of LTE-U Fray
    July 27, 2015

    Qualcomm, T-Mobile and the CTIA again try to convince naysayers that LTE-U will coexist with WiFi, and that the FCC shouldn’t get involved.

  • Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
    July 27, 2015

    Interoperability is the ‘glue’ that holds communications networks together, and it’s as important as ever as new technologies such as enter the market.

  • 950 million Android phones can be hijacked by malicious text messages
    July 27, 2015
    Almost all Android mobile devices available today are susceptible to hacks that can execute malicious code when they are sent a malformed text message or the user is lured to a malicious website, a se …
  • Telcos Look to Enterprise for Revenue Growth
    July 27, 2015
    Telecom service providers will grow their revenues from global services to enterprise customers to more than US$297 billion by 2020. If so, enterprise services might well represent the fastest-growing …
  • Facebook Scales Up Internet.Org Initiative
    July 27, 2015
    Facebook’s initiative has worked with mobile operators in 17 countries over the past year to provide people access to relevant basic internet services without data charges, and now is ava …
  • AT&T: Sorry vendors, SDN is eating your lunch
    July 27, 2015
    The cold winds of disruption start to whistle through telco-tin-land In news that will chill purveyors of big networking iron, AT&T last week told its earnings call it reckons its software-defined net …
  • Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed
    July 27, 2015
    You want me to do what? And remember it? On how many apps? Fuggedaboutit At the end of 2012, working hard on my own connected lighting startup, MooresCloud, I got very excited to find out that Philips …