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.

Report: SD-WAN Success Factors Include Simplicity and Cloud Integration

SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from SD-WAN provider Cato Networks. Additionally, identified SD-WAN success factors include simplification for connectivity, security, and the cloud, all of which are major themes for WAN transformation in 2018. The need for network simplicity is...Learn More

Cox2M Internet of Things Offering to Use Unlicensed and Licensed Spectrum

Cox Communications is getting more aggressive on the wireless front, but so far at least, it’s taking a different form than we might have expected. It’s wireless ambitions will initially focus on commercial opportunities related to the Internet of Things, with the company’s launch yesterday...Learn More

Verizon, Cisco Collaborate on Hybrid Information-Centric Networking

Verizon and Cisco are collaborating on accelerating adoption of hybrid information-centric networking (ICN), an emerging and innovative approach to content-aware service offerings. The companies say that focusing network communication around “named data” rather than location identifiers such as IP addresses, should enable service providers to...Learn More

Verizon and Colt Demonstrate Inter-Operator SDN Bandwidth Orchestration

Verizon and Colt have demonstrated the ability to make near-real time bandwidth changes, or on-demand bandwidth requests in this case, to each other’s production networks using software-defined networking (SDN) technologies. The demo highlights a real world customer scenario, where end customers want to be able...Learn More

Juniper Exec on Metro Network Evolution: Not Just Transport Any More

Moving forward, metro networks will be less about transport and more about being service-centric, said Juniper Networks Director of Product Marketing Management Donyel Jones-Williams in an interview. Juniper today announced three products that will play a key role in supporting the company’s vision for metro...Learn More

AT&T Embracing Open ROADM, Dallas is First Up

AT&T is moving open ROADM and optical SDN initiatives from the test and demonstration phase to deployment. The first uses of the platform will be in Dallas, the carrier announced last week. The Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) technology aims to automatically manage and adjust...Learn More

Verizon EVP: Competitive 5G Claims Could Be “Fake News”

Competitive 5G claims about nationwide networks “could be fake news,” said Ronan Dunne, Verizon executive vice president and group president of Verizon Wireless at an investor conference today. “We’re not building a PR network,” said Dunne. “We’re building a network worthy of Verizon.” Competitive 5G...Learn More

CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

CFO: Extensive Fiber Assets, FirstNet Give AT&T an Advantage on 5G Backhaul

AT&T’s legacy as a local exchange carrier (LEC), combined with its nationwide fiber network, will give it an advantage in backhaul connectivity for 5G wireless by minimizing 5G backhaul costs, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Stephens at an investor...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN Reached More Than 15% of Company Sales in First Year

Windstream is “uniquely positioned” to capitalize on business customers’ shift toward SD-WAN connectivity, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. Windstream SD-WAN sales now represent more than 15% of the company’s total sales – an accomplishment reached in the first year the offering was available, he...Learn More

CFO: CenturyLink, Level 3 Synergies Include Moving Connections On-Net

Now that the CenturyLink, Level 3 merger has been completed, the company is pursuing synergies, as Sunit Patel, CFO of the merged company, still known as CenturyLink, explained at an investor conference today. Some of the CenturyLink, Level 3 synergies — including reduced head count...Learn More

Telco Video Landscape Changing as Consolidated Launches DIRECTV NOW Streaming OTT

Consolidated Communications will begin marketing AT&T’s OTT streaming service DIRECTV NOW, the company announced today. DIRECTV NOW (DTVN) offers a streaming live channel line-up and video-on-demand and is positioned as a lower-cost option to traditional pay-TV video, delivered over-the-top. It’s an interesting move for Consolidated,...Learn More

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