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.

Report: AT&T TDM-to-IP Transition Trial Results are Disappointing

Only a small fraction of AT&T customers in areas where the company is conducting TDM to-IP transition trials are voluntarily switching off of traditional voice service, according to data published on the New Networks site and which, according to New Networks, was provided by AT&T....Learn More

Huawei Claims First Large-Scale 5G Wireless Field Trial, Provides Peak Speed of 3.6 Gbps

Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei and NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile service provider, have carried out the world’s first successful large-scale field trial of new 5G radio access technologies, Huwawei announced on October 7. Over the course of the ongoing outdoor 5G field test, Huawei streamed...Learn More

ARRIS Boasts DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem Speeds of 5 Gbps Broadband

Cable telecommunications equipment developer and manufacturer ARRIS on October 12 announced the commercial launch of two new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems. In a press release, ARRIS claims its carrier-grade Touchstone CM8200 can distribute data at data rates of more than 5 Gbps downstream and 2...Learn More

Level 3: We Could Realize $17 Million in Special Access Savings from Just One Incumbent

The data that the FCC has collected on the special access services will compel the commission to take steps to foster competition in that market, predicted members of Competify on a call with reporters today. Competify is an organization created to promote competition in the...Learn More

AT&T Wi-Fi Voice Waiver Could Drive Industry RTT Adoption

A waiver granted to AT&T by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday involving Wi-Fi calling and text telephony (TTY) could be precedent setting and could hasten wireless carrier deployment of real-time text (RTT) capability. TTY, also known as teletypewriter capability, was originally designed for landline...Learn More

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  • Verizon Gets Proactive on App Performance
    October 12, 2015

    SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer.

  • The dead weight of legacy systems and processes
    October 12, 2015
    This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on Do you want to print out the layout and interconnections of IT systems at a carrier, bank or logistics comp …
  • 5G Changes Everything
    October 10, 2015
    If you look at all the capabilities the coming fifth generation (5G) mobile network will have to support, and 5G relationship to the core network, you’d have to conclude that 5G is the “network of eve …
  • Mobile App Revenes to Double, Access Revenues Will Fall 9%, Between 2013 and 2020
    October 10, 2015
    Global aggregated statistics, though useful, can hide significant regional or ecosystem differences, it always is fair to note. Nice upward-sloping bar charts are compelling at a high level, but can o …
  • More On AT&T Wi-Fi Calling
    October 10, 2015
    Pal PhoneBoy, an uber, uber geek has penned a very descriptive piece on the new AT&T Wi-Fi calling functionality.  Yesterday, I went to the AT&T Store here in Miami and updated my SIM to a xxxx27 vers …
  • There is no Net Neutrality for Wi-Fi, Which Increasingy is Going Carrier Grade
    October 9, 2015
    Perhaps oddly, given all the attention to network neutrality as applied to Internet access providers (mobile and fixed), it is Wi-Fi where the balance between “best effort” and “assured access” or car …
  • Comcast Continues to Grow Bandwidth at Moore's Law Rates
    October 9, 2015
    As crazy as it seems, U.S. Internet service provider Comcast, now the biggest supplier in that market, has doubled the capacity of its network every 18 months. In other words, Comcast has  increased c …
  • Vonage Wins New Business VoIP Patents
    October 8, 2015
    When it comes to the business world one of the best ways for telecommunication companies to make their living these days is via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). This technology is only getting big …
  • Small Carriers Optimistic for 600MHz Auction Sans Sprint
    October 8, 2015

    Rural operators are pleased to have one less deep pocket to compete with in the upcoming 600MHz auction, but they will likely be up against Dish Network.

  • Bonding of Mobile and Wi-Fi Spectrum is a Land Grab
    October 8, 2015
    Wi-Fi interests worry about interference issues as new protocols are developed for bonding mobile and Wi-Fi resources. “Playing nice” always is a legitimate matter for users of shared spectrum. As alw …