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.

AT&T MobileTV Featured in New All in One Bundles of Pay TV, Wireless

AT&T didn’t waste any time putting together service bundles that include its traditional offerings as well as the nationwide satellite TV service the company gained through its recently completed DirecTV acquisition. The company on August 10 will launch what it says is the first-ever service...Learn More

Gigabit and the Economy: A First-Hand Look at Chattanooga

Despite all the gigabit announcements we’ve seen over the last couple of years, the number of major cities where gigabit service already has been deployed to any major extent is still quite small. A July report from the Benton Foundation and Gig.U puts the number...Learn More

IHS: Cable Migration to DOCSIS 3.1, Distributed Access is Well Under Way

Decentralization is a concept that has gained credence, proponents and adherents as it has spread, providing the basis for strategic plans across a wide range of industries, including cable and telecoms. Digital information and communications systems architectures continue evolving, in turn providing the basis for...Learn More

GSA: Number of Carriers Offering LTE Rises to 422

Commercial 4G LTE services are now up and running for 422 wireless carriers in 143 countries, according to the latest update to GSA’s ¨Evolution to LTE¨ report. A total of 106 began offering LTE services this past year, according to a news release. More broadly,...Learn More

TIS: All Paths Lead to OTT, IP Video

Independent cable operators met this week in Boston at NCTC’s annual The Independent Show (TIS), and a growing sense of urgency was on display. That urgency involves correctly positioning a small cable company in a fast changing market, where the historical core service of video...Learn More

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  • SDN: It's living the dream – and just using what you've got
    August 4, 2015
    Freedom to pick the hardware you want, when you want Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) are growing in importance. Genuine interest around them is growing fas …
  • New US cyber laws will hit privacy and security, says Homeland Security
    August 4, 2015
    When even the DHS thinks it’s a bad idea then it must be time for a rethink The US Department of Homeland Security is hardly what you’d think of as a bunch of whining lefties, but even this agency has …
  • Carriers Believe Their Own Region Will Lead 5G
    August 3, 2015
    For good reason, mobile executives surveyed by Heavy Reading about expected 5G developments believe Asia will be in the forefront of 5G deployments. Some 58 executives were surveyed, with support from …
  • Apple MVNO Rumors Resurface With a Twist
    August 3, 2015

    Analyst suggests that Apple MVNO rumors are likely true, but that the company will only be offering data service for its iPads and Macs, not iPhones.

  • FCC Plan Could Stymie Rural Broadband
    August 3, 2015

    Proposed model for cost recovery produces widely varying and unpredictable results, leaving rural companies uncertain about buildouts.

  • NFV's Unexpected Bonus
    August 3, 2015

    Deploying services built on pure-play virtualization can bring the expected benefits of cost savings and service agility, along with other unexpected bonus benefits.

  • EdgeConneX Adds Another IX Node
    August 3, 2015
    EdgeConneX said this morning that it has partnered up with another internet exchange. They’re working with MASS IX to build a new remote exchange node into their facility at 22 Linnell Circle in Bille …
  • FCC’s innovative 600MHz auction scheme likely to go global
    August 3, 2015
    This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on The release of digital dividend (700MHz/800MHz) spectrum around the world has slowed dramatically after the in …
  • Mobile Internet and IoT Will Drive 5G Use Cases, Execs Believe
    August 2, 2015
    A survey of 58 mobile operator executives finds fifth generation mobile networks (5G) primarily will be driven by mobile broadband and Internet of Things use cases. The survey, conducted by Heavy Read …
  • Google and Apple Projected to Play Major Roles in Connected Car Market
    August 2, 2015
    By 2020, perhaps 31 million cars will be using Android Auto and 37 million will be using Apple CarPlay, according to IHS, and that will cover nearly all cars launching connected car services, accordin …