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.

GVTC Managed Wi-Fi Offering Positioned to Support Internet of Things

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As smaller service providers look to diversify their revenue streams, one excellent opportunity is in providing managed Wi-Fi. One smaller provider that has had success in this area is Texas-based GVTC. In an interview Tom Zanoli, product manager, Internet and security for GVTC, said the...Learn More

Report: VoIP, IMS Equipment Revenue Rises 46% in One Year

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Global VoIP and IMS vendor revenue rose 46 percent year-over-year (YoY) to $1.3 billion in 2Q15, according to an IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. Gains were recorded across all VoIP and IMS product segments, including legacy soft-switches and trunk...Learn More

CableLabs Highlights DOCSIS 3.1 Interoperability Milestones

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Developers and vendors of DOCSIS 3.1 technology have accelerated their activities, which has resulted in the achievement of several milestones over the past year. CableLabs’ Belal Hamzeh, director of broadband evolution highlights and summarizes some of them in a blog post. CableLabs hosted the first...Learn More

Exec Details Verizon Data Center Service Orchestration Cluster Technology

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Verizon plans to deploy service orchestration cluster technology in its data centers beginning this summer – a move that Verizon Labs Director Larry Rau said is aimed at “virtualizing software from the underlying hardware to absorb faults [and] scale apps up and down along with...Learn More

Parks: SMB IT Spending is Just $90-$150 a Month

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An attractive business development opportunity exists for broadband services providers, along with CE products manufacturers and technology brand owners, to provide IT services to small- and medium-size businesses (1-250 employees), according to Parks Associates. U.S. SMBs spend only $90-$150 a month on IT services, including...Learn More

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  • CDN Market Growing 26% Annually
    August 28, 2015
    The CDN market is estimated to grow from $3.7 billion in 2014 to $12.2 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 26.3 percent from 2014 to 2019, according to Marketsandmarkets. In te …
  • Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
    August 28, 2015

    The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.

  • Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future
    August 28, 2015
    This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Robin Kent, Director of European Operations at Adax If you were to talk to your average mobile phone user, 4G LTE access and Over-The-Top (OTT) applications wou …
  • LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
    August 28, 2015

    The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it’s tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.

  • If Video Goes Mobile, Pricing Plans Will Really Have to Change
    August 27, 2015
    Executives at Comcast, Verizon and Dish Network are not dumb. They know there is a high likelihood of disruption of the linear video subscription business. Precisely what form any new model takes rema …
  • ShoreTel Connect is Here
    August 27, 2015
    In addition to ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq last week, ShoreTel officially launched the availability of ShoreTel Connect ONSITE, Connect CLOUD, as well as the new ShoreTel Connect user interface …
  • MCN Makes MegaPath Its Business VoIP Provider
    August 27, 2015
    It is no secret that VoIP is becoming the preferred method for business communications. Recent research from Transparency Market Research projects that by 2020 there will be nearly 350 million subscri …
  • Facebook’s virtual assistant “M” is powered by real people
    August 27, 2015
    Following in the footsteps of Google Now, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, Facebook has launched its own virtual personal assistant, simply named M. M is being baked into the company’s Messenger …
  • 10-Step Health Check to Avoid Toll Fraud
    August 27, 2015
    What keeps IT managers up at night? Security issues – and for good reason. When it comes to business communication systems, there are lots of reasons for concern – denial of service (DoS) attacks, eav …
  • Verizon wants to smartify old cars
    August 27, 2015
    Hackers queue up, Humming Black, grey, and white hats associated with car hacking are flying in the air today, with Verizon announcing it’s going to vastly expand their attack surface.… …