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.

Incognito: Only A Small Percentage Of ISPs Ready With IPv6

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With the Internet rapidly running out of space for new IPv4 addresses, only a small percentage of cable, wireless and wireline service operators worldwide surveyed by Incognito Software are prepared for IPv6, and fewer yet are offering the latest Internet Protocol to their end-users. The...Learn More

AT&T/ Chernin Group Deal: Another Take on OTT Video Monetization

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AT&T is trying a new approach toward the over-the-top video opportunity, announcing today that it has created a joint venture with media company The Chernin Group to focus on OTT video. The companies said they would jointly invest $500 million in the venture with the...Learn More

Telecom Revenue Diversification Takes on New Meaning, Presents New Opportunities

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Revenue diversification may have never been more important than it is in today’s telecommunications marketplace. Local telephone companies realized long ago that continued reliance on regulated revenues alone wasn’t a good long term business strategy. Introducing new services, especially non-regulated services, has proven to be...Learn More

Former FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins Syniverse Board

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TAMPA, Fla. – April 21, 2014 – Syniverse announced today that Julius Genachowski has joined its Board of Directors. Based in Washington, D.C., Genachowski is a Managing Director in The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout team, focusing on acquisitions and growth investments in global technology, media...Learn More

Cellcom CEO Details M2M Connectivity Deal for Diabetes Management

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Tier 3 wireless carrier Cellcom has come up with a promising new revenue source – providing cellular connectivity for blood glucose meters from Telcare used by people with diabetes. “Cellcom will receive revenue from Telcare that is variable based on the amount of data consumed...Learn More

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  • Comcast, Google Going Wireless Is Opportunity for Counterpath + Bandwidth.com
    April 23, 2014
    Earlier this week the news about Google exploring adding wireless services in markets where they offer gigabit fiber popped out. Today, The Information (subscription required) points out that Comcast …
  • Is The ChromeBook Your Next Desk Phone?
    April 23, 2014
    Is the Google ChromeBook about to become your new communications device? Is your slightly older Mac or Windows PC that can run the latest Chrome Browser able to step in and be the new desk phone? What …
  • WebRTC is Here, Now and You're Already Using It
    April 23, 2014
    Are you a user of Calliflower, UberConference, Voxeet or now a free version of GoToMeeting? Well if you are, they WebRTC is a part of your daily workflow. With WebRTC in the guts of the services we’re …
  • Birch’s Cbeyond Buy May Prompt Similar Deals
    April 23, 2014
    This week’s announced purchase of Cbeyond by Birch Communications caught many in the sector by surprise. While Cbeyond had been on the table for a couple quarters, many I had talked to were skeptical …
  • AT&T Gets 81% of Subs Off Unlimited Data
    April 22, 2014

    Next and Mobile Share plans are taking off for the carrier, helping it migrate its customers away from subsidies and unlimited data plans.

  • Fan TV Scores With TW Cable
    April 22, 2014

    Fan TV is officially breaking into the cable business through a deal with Time Warner Cable that will bring the vendor’s user interface to TWC video subscribers.

  • Comcast Finds Sweet Spot With X1
    April 22, 2014

    The US MSO reports video subscriber gains for the second straight quarter, thanks largely to its next-gen IP video platform and cloud-based guide.

  • Gigabit Access Also Disrupts an ISP's Other Lower-Speed Offers
    April 22, 2014
    AT&T says it now is looking at building gigabit networks in up to 100 cities and towns nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes Atlan …
  • Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
    April 22, 2014

    The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical approach and is willing to challenge its vendors to do more.

  • Netflix Isn’t Helping
    April 22, 2014
    It’s official, Netflix opposes the Comcast/TWC merger. I’m not sure why that question had to be asked, I’m sure any number of people could have ghost-written the answer they gave in advance.  … [visit …