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.

TDS younited Offers Cloud-Based Backup for $5.95 Monthly

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TDS Telecom this week launched younited, a cloud-based service that can back up files from mobile phones as well as traditional computer files. Additionally the offering gives customers the ability to organize files and create collections to share, TDS said. The service will cost $5.95...Learn More

Report: Subscribers Prefer Gigabit Services from Local ISP over Google

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Gigabit Internet access has become a key trend in the broadband industry, thanks in large part to Google. With their Google Fiber initiative, Google acted as a catalyst for a burgeoning movement and clearly has raised the visibility of Gigabit services like probably no other...Learn More

MEF Third Network Targets Network-as-a-Service

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The Metro Ethernet Forum’s Third Network  initiative, announced today, aims to combine the ubiquity of the Internet with the service assurance of Carrier Ethernet 2.0.  The goal is to enable network-as-a-service, explained Ethernet pioneer Bob Metcalfe, who is now an advisory director of the MEF,...Learn More

Connecticut Cities Seek Open Access Gigabit Network

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Three Connecticut cities are acting together to seek a gigabit network. The goal is to make connectivity available on a wholesale open access basis that would enable multiple service providers to compete for end user business. The three cities are New Haven, Stamford and West...Learn More

Verizon Upgrades FiOS Business Customers to Symmetrical Service

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NEW YORK – The livelihood of many businesses depends on a fast, reliable Internet connection to perform myriad tasks ranging from sharing with prospective homebuyers an HD-quality video of a home for sale to emailing large files quickly to meet customers’ deadlines. Starting today (Sept....Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed


  • Defining the Digital Service Provider
    September 30, 2014

    Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?

  • Who is Making Money on UC?
    September 30, 2014
    This month I had lunch with Bill Haskins, UC senior analyst and partner with Wainhouse Research. We spoke about a great many things, but one particularly interesting topic revolved around the question …
  • CenturyLink Opens Hosting Site in China
    September 29, 2014

    Working through partners, US carrier creates hosting presence in Shanghai data center, inside China’s firewall.

  • Why the writing may be on the wall for Redbox Instant
    September 29, 2014
    Redbox Instant hasn’t been able to sign up new users for three months due to a credit card fraud issue that may fasten the video service’s demise. …
  • Comcast/TWC merger vote delayed after NY regulators find “deficiencies”
    September 29, 2014
    The New York Public Service Commission has delayed its vote on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from October 2 to November 13. The delay comes as the commission reviews recommendations from the st …
  • GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
    September 29, 2014

    The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.

  • The THIRD Network
    September 29, 2014
    This Industry Viewpoint was authored by the MEF.   The Internet is everywhere, and available on-demand – but it offers no service guarantees, and leaves security to the user. CE 2.0 delivers assured p …
  • Wi-Fi isn’t an offload play anymore
    September 29, 2014
    This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. One apparent side effect of the growing ubiquity of LTE is that Wi-Fi is becoming less essential as an offloa …
  • Comcast seeks to fix awful customer service, admits “it may take a few years”
    September 26, 2014
    Comcast executive Charlie Herrin is aiming to improve Comcast’s legendarily poor customer service. Comcast After months of getting bashed for treating customers poorly, Comcast today said it’s going t …
  • Net Neutrality and CDNs – No level playing field anymore
    September 26, 2014
    This industry viewpoint was authored by Ajit Gupta, Founder, President and CEO of Aryaka Reports that the FCC is considering new norms that would significantly affect net neutrality in the US have spa …