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.

Telecom 2014: The Top 12 Stories Are All “To Be Continued”

Telecompetitor covered a lot of big telecom stories in 2014, but there were 12 that stood out in my mind – and I thought readers might find it helpful to see them all recapped in one place. If there is any single common thread among...Learn More

OTT and MVPD: FCC Considers Treating Internet Video Providers as Cablecos

Some providers of Internet-delivered, or “over the top”, video could gain the privileges and obligations of cable TV providers if the FCC moves ahead with a proposed plan to classify those providers as multichannel video distribution providers (MVPDs). The proposed plan is described in a...Learn More

Researchers Find Double-Digit Carrier Ethernet Growth

Growth of Carrier Ethernet services will continue in coming years, with the number of ports expanding to surpass 3 million by 2018. That includes retail Ethernet services that offer speeds ranging from under 10 Mbps to over 10 Gbps, according to new market research from...Learn More

T-Mobile to Pay at Least $90 Million in Cramming Case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — T-Mobile has agreed to fully refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges it placed on their phone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming, paying at least $90 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit filed earlier this...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spinoff: New CEO Now Wants to Own Part of the REIT

Windstream said today that it plans to retain 19.9% ownership of the real estate investment trust that it plans to spin off next year. Retaining partial ownership was not in the company’s initial plans for the REIT announced in July, but the company said it...Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed

  • AT&T Seeks Help on Culture Change Issues
    December 23, 2014

    ‘Disruptive’ vendors, open source community and academia all play a role in helping major telecom operator reshape its internal culture, says exec

  • Hotels Still Want to Manage Wireless Access
    December 23, 2014
    Re/Code is reporting how Marriott and other hotel operators want FCC approval to be able to effectively block the use of mobile hotspots. If the hotels provided reliable WiFi so work can get done, the …
  • IoT Might Be Very Big, But Few Can Say What the Business Models Will Be
    December 23, 2014
    With the “Internet of Things” at the peak of its hype cycle, we will all be hearing predictions of non-linear growth. Many forecasts, for example, call for deployment of 20 billion or 30 billion IoT u …
  • FCC hits pause on Comcast-TWC gobble AGAIN
    December 23, 2014
    More time needed to review documents, say feds The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has once again put a hold on Comcast’s controversial proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC), saying …
  • Google’s self-driving car prototype is now on the test track
    December 22, 2014
    Google’s first complete self-driving car prototype is now ready for its first autonomous spin. When Google announced the bubble-like electric vehicle in May it unveiled a concept car and showed off… …
  • The Land Line: Are Its Days Numbered?
    December 22, 2014
    There was once a “Dilbert” comic strip in which Dilbert, feeling his technological superiority over the common man, saw a business card and noted that the number on the card was a landline. Dilbert ob …
  • Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans
    December 22, 2014

    Gary Johnson, the CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications, discusses the company’s 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.

  • The state of smartphones in 2014: Ars Technica’s Ultimate Guide
    December 21, 2014
    We’re always posting reviews that compare individual gadgets to other, similar gadgets, but sometimes it’s nice to have something a little more comprehensive. For the last two years running, we’ve bee …
  • T-Mobile US Plans LTE over Wi-Fi, Possibly in 2015
    December 19, 2014
    Long Term Evolution over Wi-Fi represents one more way mobile and other service providers are combining licensed and non-licensed spectrum assets to underpin their businesses. As planned, T-Mobile US …
  • Google Delays Next Google Fiber Decisions
    December 19, 2014
    Google is delaying any announcement of  the next possible Google Fiber markets until 2015, a move that is not necessarily unusual, for a firm new to the business of building expensive and laborious lo …