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.

Symmetrical FiOS Broadband on Tap from Verizon

Verizon said today it will tap into a unique capability of its fiber-to-the-home infrastructure that could provide a significant differentiation point in the competitive home broadband market. The company plans to upgrade the speeds of its FTTH-based FiOS broadband offering so that customers receive the...Learn More

Peering Dispute: Level3 Says Fix Would Cost Verizon A Few Grand Per 10G

Level3 says Verizon could fix the congestion problems the companies have been arguing over by spending “a few thousand dollars” per 10 Gbps of traffic from Level3.The comment came in a blog post from Level3 Vice President of Content and Media Mark Taylor in a...Learn More

Verizon 100 Gbps Switched Ethernet Access Trial Completed

Verizon said Wednesday that it successfully tested a 100 Gbps switched Ethernet access link using a network interface device from Canoga Perkins. Previously the carrier had done “extensive testing in a lab,” but “it was important to validate [this] in the field,” said Vin Alesi,...Learn More

AT&T Inks Another North Carolina Gigabit Deal

CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower℠ over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per...Learn More

IHS: Set-top Box Revenues Rebound; Set Record-High Revenue Total

The set-top box (STB) market rebounded strongly in 2013 following three years of essentially flat growth, setting a record-high total in terms of annual revenue, according to the latest market data from IHS Technology. 2013′s performance sets the foundation for ongoing growth through 2015, the...Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed

  • C Spire Rolls Out IPTV on Amino Platform
    July 21, 2014

    C Spire selects Amino’s Live Advanced Media platform for IPTV rollout across its 1Gbit/s broadband and digital HD TV network.

  • Slim to Bid For T-Mobile?
    July 21, 2014
    The Wall Street Journal speculated over the weekend that Carlos Slim and his company America Movil might make a big move north of the border. And of course in the US mobile market, there is only one t …
  • Are Skype's Days Numbered?
    July 20, 2014
    Every day I see Yet Another WebRTC based service come to life. Today its “ROOM” which has a very simple beta list signup going on where if you tweet their existence you get immediate access to the bet …
  • Will Voice Drop to Third Among Top Telco Revenue Sources?
    July 20, 2014
    Virtually nobody would be surprised if told mobile data revenue will exceed voice revenue by 2018. Many might be surprised if told that will be the case globally. In 2012, Japan became the first count …
  • Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
    July 18, 2014
    Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out Video  Yet another person has stepped forward to claim that Verizon is deliberately throttling Netflix traffic, this time with video evidence.… …
  • DirecTV is cutting the cord on NFL Sunday Ticket with online-only subscriptions
    July 17, 2014
    Cord cutters rejoice: DirecTV is finally making the NFL Sunday ticket available to football fans without a pay TV subscription. The satellite TV provider is about to launch a new online service, dubbe …
  • The internet, network neutrality and permission to innovate
    July 17, 2014
    The internet champions “permissionless innovation,” the ability to develop new services without tedious negotiation and approval. As the Federal Communications Commission makes its third attempt to de …
  • How Comcast became a powerful—and controversial—part of the Internet backbone
    July 17, 2014
    Aurich Lawson There’s no bigger Internet service provider in the United States than Comcast, and perhaps none is more controversial. Comcast has struggled to win the hearts of its TV and Internet subs …
  • Microsoft layoffs: 18K jobs to be cut
    July 17, 2014
    The Microsoft cuts are here and they are deeper than expected. Per the Microsoft press release, the move will entail: ” … the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year. Of the total, ab …
  • Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch
    July 17, 2014
    Cook’s empire still propping up the bar… Sam-who? Bad news Samsung: the Apple iPhone 5S is still the hottest-selling phone in the world, according to stats from the beanies at Counterpoint.… …