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.

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

AT&T SDN Initiatives Yield Bandwidth on Demand Offerings via Switched Ethernet

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AT&T expects its bandwidth-on-demand switched Ethernet offering, now available in more than 100 U.S. cities, to be popular with schools and hospitals that need high-speed service sometimes but not all the time. A typical customer might be “a large hospital that is adding clinics that...Learn More

ACA to FCC: Broadband Investment at Significant Risk Due to Rising Video Programming Cost

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The American Cable Association is asking the FCC to take steps to control steeply climbing programming costs. According to a study from the ACA and business consulting firm Cartesian, small carriers are seeing margins erode so sharply as a result of climbing programming costs that...Learn More

CenturyLink 911 Outage Fine: A TDM-to-IP Cautionary Tale

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As we were expecting, the FCC announced today that it has fined CenturyLink for a 911 outage that occurred in April. In addition the FCC fined Intrado, provider of cloud-based 911 software which contributed to the outage according to an FCC investigation. CenturyLink’s fine is...Learn More

Bluewave: VoIP, the Cloud, Telco-Utility Partnership and Opportunity Collide

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South Carolina-based HTC, the nation’s largest telecom cooperative, is adding voice to Bluewave Communications‘ broadband and video services, offered over a fiber-to-the-home network in North Carolina and owned by a local power utility. The power utility, Lumbee River Electric Membership Coop, enlisted HTC to provide...Learn More

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