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

Carrier Evolution Feed


  • Impact of 25-Mbps "Broadband" Definition
    April 28, 2015
    Conspiracy thinkers might see a pattern in recent decisions by the Federal Communications Commission to manipulate statistics on U.S. Internet adoption, even if each single decision has a logic of its …
  • CyrusOne to Acquire Cervalis
    April 28, 2015
    The data center provider CyrusOne made a significant inorganic move today, announcing the acquisition of privately-held Cervalis.  The deal gives CyrusOne its first presence in the northeast, by which …
  • New antenna supports all three wireless charging standards
    April 28, 2015
    One thing to bring them all and in the darkness charge them A new antenna design aims to solve the two major problems with wireless charging: the mess of standards and the limitations of transmitting …
  • Customer Care Bills to Soar, Says AetherPal
    April 28, 2015

    Startup claims its forthcoming self-care service could protect operator margins as device complexity grows.

  • Close encounter: Apple Macs invade the business world
    April 28, 2015

    How to manage the aliens

    Companies big and small are running Macs. They are showing up everywhere, from IBM to Google to the SMB.…

  • CenturyLink Expands Into Aussie Data Centers
    April 28, 2015

    CenturyLink continues to expand its reach, partnering with an Australian data center company to enable it to offer managed IT services.

  • 1,000 Times More Data Center Processing to Support IOT in 5 Years?
    April 28, 2015
    Only about four years from now, the Internet of Things will need 750 percent more data center capacity in service provider facilities than it consumes today, according to a recent report by the market …
  • Apple Earns 69% of Revenue from iPhones
    April 27, 2015
    If you ever wondered why “Apple Computer” is now simply “Apple,” it is because Apple is a mobile phone company, not a “computer” company. The Apple iPhone, in Apple’s second quarter of 2015, represent …
  • Level 3 And Verizon Agree To Share Cost Of Network Upgrades
    April 27, 2015
    That is the way large networks and Internet domains always have interconnected. And it makes sense. When networks exchange roughly equal amounts of traffic there is no structural problem. When traffic …
  • Lightower to Buy Fibertech
    April 27, 2015
    We have a major M&A move in the metro fiber space, and no it does not involve Zayo. In a transaction announced today, Lightower and Fibertech will be merging in an all cash deal. … [visit site to read …