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.

Sprint Targets T-Mobile Customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 23, 2015 – While Sprint [NYSE:S] continues to match all major U.S. carrier phone trade-in pricing, the company announced today it will guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value when they take their wireless number...Learn More

Should Smaller Wireless Carriers Sell Towers?

At least one nationwide wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has sold some of its wireless towers in order to free up money for investment–  and other large carriers reportedly are considering that option. Does this move make sense for smaller carriers as well? The NTELOS View NTELOS...Learn More

AT&T Launches Federated Unified Communications

DALLAS – Jan. 22, 2015 – AT&T  now helps make business collaboration simpler with the launch of AT&T UC Federation. The service allows suppliers, partners and customers to communicate in real time across different networks. Disparate unified communications (UC) systems have made this kind of...Learn More

Embracing the Software Based Telecom Network

Communications network infrastructure is on a path to become more software-centric: virtual network functions running on commodity hardware, in the cloud.  Intelligent software, separated from hardware, driven by the double-header of both network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). In turn, assets will...Learn More

Anti-Muni Network Groups Respond to Obama’s Advocacy

President Obama’s recent comments advocating municipal broadband networks have drawn a variety of rebuttals from groups such as the Phoenix Center, TechFreedom and Media Freedom. The Phoenix Center sums up the core argument in a white paper critiquing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s praise for the...Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed

  • Windows 10 Makes Voice a Feature of the Operating System
    January 23, 2015
    Windows 10 unifies end user experience across devices (PC, tablet, phone), but also illustrates a trend long underway, namely voice communications that are a feature of an application, rather than a d …
  • Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
    January 23, 2015

    With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company’s OTT plans.

  • Special report: How we really use our camera phones
    January 23, 2015
    You didn’t need the latest wave of selfie sticks to know that personal media on mobile devices is huge. People are taking photos and videos all the time, and Instagram and… …
  • Poll: Who Should Be Most Worried About Google?
    January 23, 2015
    Google’s rumored move into the wireless space as an MVNO could give them the last piece of the puzzle.  From the device in your hand, the operating system it runs, the email/office/video/social apps y …
  • Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
    January 22, 2015

    NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.

  • Here Comes Google Wireless
    January 22, 2015
    Various reports today are converging on a story that Google is about to enter the wireless game. No, they’re not kicking off another national LTE buildout for us all to watch city by city. They’re goi …
  • More Channel Conflict in U.S.. Mobile Business
    January 22, 2015
    The loosely-coupled Internet ecosystem perhaps is not like some other tightly-coupled ecosystems that might tend to break down if there were channel conflict. In some industries, industry segments hav …
  • Republicans: Utility rules unnecessary because broadband isn’t a monopoly
    January 21, 2015
    Republican members of Congress today made their case for legislation that enforces net neutrality rules while limiting the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate broadband providers …
  • TV on your phone: Dish prevails in copyright fight with broadcasters
    January 21, 2015
    A federal judge has upheld the right of the Dish Network satellite service to continue offering consumers the technology to watch television on devices like tablets and phones. US District Judge Dolly …
  • The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
    January 21, 2015

    Google is now backing or actively exploring 3 ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to world: Satellites, drones, and balloons.