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.

Telergee: Rural Telco Financials See Flat Revenues and Declining Margins

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The typical small rural telco financials saw margins decrease about 3% between 2012 and 2013 as their revenue mix shifted toward non-regulated lines of business, according to the 2014 Telergee Alliance Benchmarking Study. Telergee is an alliance of accounting firms specializing in rural telecom. The...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spin-Off May Ignite Structural Separation Debate

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Windstream announced today their intention to spin off many of their network assets into a separate publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). The separate company will own Windstream’s existing fiber and copper networks, as well as other real estate assets. The transaction will allow...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Nashville Plans Revealed; Comporium Gigabit Expands

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See update at end of post added later on July 29. We’ve seen two gigabit announcements already this week and it’s only Tuesday. AT&T said it will bring its gigabit broadband service, dubbed GigaPower, to the City of Nashville. And cable operator Comporium, which announced...Learn More

FCC Approves Frontier Purchase of Connecticut AT&T Lines

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STAMFORD, Conn. July 25, 2014 – Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T’s local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.  The company is currently also seeking approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities...Learn More

Dallas/Fort Worth GigaPower Expansion Outlined by AT&T

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AT&T is moving quite quickly with its plans to deploy GigaPower service to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding cities. GigaPower is the name that AT&T has given to the fiber-to-the-home infrastructure it plans to deploy in various communities nationwide. That infrastructure can support...Learn More

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  • It’s AT&T’s Turn, Netflix Signs Another Interconnection Agreement
    July 30, 2014
    Netflix and AT&T have apparently made an interconnection pact, following the same path as we have seen over the past two quarters with Comcast and Verizon. Perhaps this time will be a little less acri …
  • AT&T, IBM Research and ACS create faster way to distribute bandwidth in the cloud
    July 29, 2014
    The new SDN prototype, developed as part of the U.S. Government’s DARPA CORONET program, is basically a powerful resource management system that can coordinate data flow and hand out more bandwidth wh …
  • Are Usage Caps Inherently Unfair?
    July 29, 2014
    Attitudes about usage-based pricing of Internet usage seem always to be contentious, because significant revenues for ecosystem participants is involved. That isn’t to say there are no important consu …
  • Comporium Aims Gig at Businesses, Residents
    July 29, 2014

    The carrier prepares to extend its Zipstream gigabit service to 15,000 residents in Rock Hill, S.C., while continuing to drive business development efforts in the region.

  • Apple TV gets CNBC, Fox Now apps
    July 29, 2014
    Apple TV got a few more apps Tuesday, including a CNBC app that offers access to a live stream of the business news network as well as full episodes and clips. Viewers who want to watch CNBC live, or …
  • Bright House Launches VOD Ad Insertion
    July 29, 2014

    Sixth largest US MSO picks BlackArrow to handle dynamic insertion of ads into VOD content, starting with Indianapolis market.

  • By One Classic Test, U.S. Telecom Markets Remain Unstable
    July 29, 2014
    Most big markets eventually take a rather stable shape where a few firms at the top are difficult to dislodge. Some call that the rule of three or four. Others think telecom markets could be stable, l …
  • How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week.
    July 29, 2014
    The internet of things is about data. So this week’s podcast we talk to a Splunk executive who connected his home and uses the data to inform his lifestyle and purchases. How much data can one smart h …
  • VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
    July 29, 2014

    Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 different handsets can make 4G voice calls.

  • Cisco to reveal UCS for small businesses
    July 29, 2014
    New fabric interconnect for up to 15 servers emerges Cisco has quietly released details of a new version of its UCS servers and associated kit dubbed the UCS Mini”.… …