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 Drives FCC 911 Proposal and Copper Retirement Plans

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FCC officials said today that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating two items suggesting that the commission take further action on two aspects of the TDM-to-IP transition. One item is a notice of proposed rulemaking focused on copper retirement and aimed at ensuring that public...Learn More

Telecom Industry Gets Serious About G.fast

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At least two North American service providers are very interested in using G.fast technology to dramatically boost the bandwidth that can be delivered over existing copper pair phone wiring, according to a source who should have a good handle on this – Lincoln Lavoie, senior...Learn More

Could Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go App Stem Landline Cord Cutting?

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Time Warner Cable today launched what could be a service provider’s best shot at stemming ongoing landline phone service erosion. But it’s only an option for services providers who, like TWC, have converted their voice lines to VoIP. TWC calls the new offering Phone 2...Learn More

Frontier Gigabit Service Launches in Durham, N.C.

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Updated After a service provider announces plans for gigabit service for a city, it usually doesn’t take long before another service provider announces plans for ultra-high-speed service, in some cases pre-empting the first announced company by launching service first. An example of this phenomenon came...Learn More

NISC: Time Has Never Been Better for Telecom and Power Utility Industries to Partner

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Broadband and IP networks have transformed the telecom industry and that same impact is now being felt with the electric power industry as well. Power utility companies are embracing the trend thanks to new technologies like the smart grid and “virtualizing power.” Many electric utilities...Learn More

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