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.

TDM-to-IP Transition: FCC Considers “Facilitating” Sale of Retired Copper

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The FCC is considering putting policies in place to “facilitate” the sale or auction of copper infrastructure that telephone service providers plan to retire as part of the TDM-to-IP transitions, FCC officials said today. Additionally the commission is considering policies aimed at ensuring consumers have...Learn More

MEF GEN14: The Future is All About Ethernet and SDN

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When network operators look toward the future, what many of them see are networks based largely on Carrier Ethernet, software defined networking and the cloud. What this means for the industry was a key theme of the Metro Ethernet Forum’s GEN14 Conference in Washington, D.C....Learn More

Latest Verizon Netflix Bundle Includes HBO, Showtime, and 50 Mbps FiOS

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Count Verizon in as the latest service provider to leverage the popularity of Netflix for their own gain. They are featuring Netflix in a new $60 month bundle. It’s quite the interesting relationship, considering the very public spat Verizon and Netflix had regarding the quality...Learn More

TDS Telecom brings 1Gig Internet to Monroe, Wis.

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November 17, 2014 — Customers gain access to fiber network; company expands TDS TV service within city limits. Residents in Monroe now have access to 1Gbps Internet speed, announces TDS Telecom. The city is among just a handful of Wisconsin communities where TDS is introducing 1Gig...Learn More

Carriers Offering Cloud Services: Survey Finds Link Between Sophisticated Cloud and Network Services

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Nearly half of communications service providers worldwide (47%) and more than half of North American communications service providers are offering cloud services to small and medium size businesses, according to the Allot Cloud Trends Report released today. But as cloud offerings become more sophisticated, the...Learn More

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  • LTE: A Race Nobody "Wins"
    November 24, 2014
    Some might argue it is a waste of much time to argue about which region or nation is “ahead” or “behind” on some measure of communications usage, performance or investment. The reason is that the metr …
  • The mis-measure of Netflix
    November 23, 2014
    In Netflix’s subscription-based on-demand world, viewership is cumulative. Measuring it at any given point in time might give you a number, but that number has little correlation with the content’s va …
  • U.S. Mobile Spectrum Prices Quadruple Since 2006
    November 22, 2014
    source: Wall Street Journal U.S. mobile spectrum prices have quadrupled since 2006, one sign of the growing need for mobile data resources. In 2006, prices were 56 cents per potential customer (MHzPop …
  • “We are going to be sued.” FCC chairman speaks on net neutrality
    November 21, 2014
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. Computer History Museum It won’t be a surprise if the Federal Communications Commission gets sued when it issues net neutrality rules. In fact, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expec …
  • Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
    November 21, 2014

    The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.

  • Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
    November 21, 2014

    Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it’s banking on its software experience to make a difference.

  • Last Chapter (11) for Aereo
    November 21, 2014

    Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.

  • Windstream Cuts 350 Jobs
    November 21, 2014

    Windstream makes changes to its workforce to improve its cost structure and operate more efficiently.

  • Why Dish Network Wants Higher Spectrum Prices, in AWS Auction
    November 20, 2014
    Typically, would-be acquirers of new mobile spectrum would prefer to pay lower prices. Sometimes, though, a bidder might actually act to increase overall prices. That appears to be the case for the on …
  • Verizon Advances SDN Strategy With Bare-Metal Bet
    November 20, 2014

    The company is in the early days of significant proof-of-concept trials with Pica8 and Cumulus.