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.

Windstream REIT Spinoff Complete, So What’s Next?

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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

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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

This is Big: Telcos, MEF Launch Ethernet Interconnection Point (EIP) Project

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An announcement today about an initiative from Carrier Ethernet association MEF that has the backing of America’s largest incumbent telcos illustrates an important change in the telecom business. As MEF Director of Communications & Research Stan Hubbard put it in an interview, “Carrier Ethernet emerged...Learn More

Ritter/Fidelity Regional Fiber Network Eliminates Internet Middlemen

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A new regional fiber network built by two small local telcos not only will bring higher-speed connectivity to communities in six states. It also should enhance users’ Internet experience in another way: It will minimize the number of carriers underlying users’ end-to-end Internet connection, which...Learn More

Behind Indatel 100G Network Upgrade

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A 100 Gbps network upgrade is underway for the Indatel consortium of independent regional and statewide fiber networks. By interconnecting fiber network resources, the group is working towards assembling a single seamless network covering a large part of the U.S. “Many member companies have deployed...Learn More

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