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.

Google Fiber Expansion is Here, Four Additional Markets on Tap

Google will announce this week Google Fiber expansion plans to four additional markets, according to numerous reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The markets are all in the Southeast and include Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Google has not formally confirmed these reports, but has...Learn More

First Cable Wi-Fi Mobile Service, Freewheel, Will Challenge Mobile Industry

The cable industry has long embraced Wi-Fi as a competitive differentiator. New York based Cablevision was an early pioneer in cable Wi-Fi, and they are once again out in front with Freewheel, the first cable Wi-Fi based mobile phone service. Freewheel could be a sign...Learn More

Utah Muni ISP Selects Alianza for Cloud Based Voice

NCTC Winter Education Conference, San Antonio, TEXAS, January 26, 2015 – Alianza, the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN), a municipal broadband services provider in Utah, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform as its next gen voice solution. SFCN...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Sprint Targets T-Mobile Customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 23, 2015 – While Sprint [NYSE:S] continues to match all major U.S. carrier phone trade-in pricing, the company announced today it will guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value when they take their wireless number...Learn More

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  • The Internet of Things just got a watchdog: FTC issues official report
    January 27, 2015
    On Tuesday morning at the annual State of the Net conference in Washington DC, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez gave a keynote address announcing the FTC’s latest initiative: watching …
  • Comlink Turns On 100G With Transmode
    January 27, 2015

    US regional carrier Comlink has started deploying 100G managed services using Transmode’s TM-Series platform.

  • Bluewire is a Bluetooth headset with a kitchen sink of features
    January 27, 2015
    Bluetooth headsets aren’t the hottest smartphone accessory, but a new Bluetooth headset on Indiegogo, called Bluewire, packs enough features that it’s worth another look even for users who don’t need …
  • Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
    January 27, 2015

    Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.

  • The Rise of Virtual CPE
    January 27, 2015

    As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.

  • Ericsson Feels US Capex Squeeze in Q4
    January 27, 2015

    Swedish giant sees a further dip in US revenues but growth in other regions, including China, helped it to remain steady.

  • Want to win Microsoft's cloudy love? Just spend $500
    January 27, 2015
    Partners: Take sky bridge to cloud conference and pucker up Channel partners that want to cosy up to Microsoft at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference have got the option to be an extra special pe …
  • INTERNET of STUFF: Google to replace old Dropcams for $0.00
    January 27, 2015
    Good news: free upgrade! Odd news: reason for upgrade is back-end upgrade Dropcam, the home video camera company acquired by Google’s Internet of Things limb Nest, is giving away new cameras to owners …
  • Some Androids can be HOSED by WiFi Direct vuln
    January 27, 2015

    Google intransigence or publicity vuln?

    Google, which has been criticised by Microsoft for recent bug disclosures, is now downplaying a bug of its own.…

  • At Marriott Hotels Broadband is a Myth
    January 27, 2015
    I’m in West Palm Beach at one of Marriott’s Courtyard by Marriott properties. Years ago their saying when they first introduced this mid priced, business person’s oriented property line which transfor …