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.

Big Carriers Will Want Small Ones to Support VoLTE Roaming

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As the nation’s largest wireless service providers roll out VoLTE, they’re looking for ubiquitous coverage – and that presents both opportunities and challenges for the nation’s smaller rural wireless operators that rely on roaming agreements with the larger carriers for coverage outside their home turf....Learn More

AT&T and SDN: Bandwidth on Demand Launched in Six Cities

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The hype about software defined networking (SDN) may have simmered down in recent months – but that doesn’t mean service providers have lost interest, as an announcement from AT&T yesterday illustrates. The company said its SDN-based Network on Demand offering is now available in six...Learn More

New Net Neutrality Rules Adopted by FCC, New Broadband Rules Result

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The Federal Communications Commission sought to put a human face on Net Neutrality at today’s monthly meeting, where the commission adopted an order re-imposing Net Neutrality rules and reclassifying both mobile and landline broadband as telecommunications services. “Today’s FCC action is about consumer rights, free...Learn More

With the fring Alliance, Genband Hopes to Empower Carriers to Play in OTT World

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Over-the-Top (OTT) services like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and others have long ridden communications service providers’ (CSPs) networks to reach end consumers with interactive communications applications. In so doing, they have cut into CSPs’ profits by lowering usage for text messaging, voice calls, conference calling, and...Learn More

Business IoT Connections Forecast to Quadruple by 2020

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Social and political factors are coalescing with technological advances to accelerate enterprises making use of “Internet of Things” (IoT) technology. Though usage is low on an absolute basis, the declining costs of IoT components, such as sensors, connectivity and processing power, are among the key...Learn More

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