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.

GVTC Managed Wi-Fi Offering Positioned to Support Internet of Things

As smaller service providers look to diversify their revenue streams, one excellent opportunity is in providing managed Wi-Fi. One smaller provider that has had success in this area is Texas-based GVTC. In an interview Tom Zanoli, product manager, Internet and security for GVTC, said the...Learn More

Report: VoIP, IMS Equipment Revenue Rises 46% in One Year

Global VoIP and IMS vendor revenue rose 46 percent year-over-year (YoY) to $1.3 billion in 2Q15, according to an IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. Gains were recorded across all VoIP and IMS product segments, including legacy soft-switches and trunk...Learn More

CableLabs Highlights DOCSIS 3.1 Interoperability Milestones

Developers and vendors of DOCSIS 3.1 technology have accelerated their activities, which has resulted in the achievement of several milestones over the past year. CableLabs’ Belal Hamzeh, director of broadband evolution highlights and summarizes some of them in a blog post. CableLabs hosted the first...Learn More

Exec Details Verizon Data Center Service Orchestration Cluster Technology

Verizon plans to deploy service orchestration cluster technology in its data centers beginning this summer – a move that Verizon Labs Director Larry Rau said is aimed at “virtualizing software from the underlying hardware to absorb faults [and] scale apps up and down along with...Learn More

Parks: SMB IT Spending is Just $90-$150 a Month

An attractive business development opportunity exists for broadband services providers, along with CE products manufacturers and technology brand owners, to provide IT services to small- and medium-size businesses (1-250 employees), according to Parks Associates. U.S. SMBs spend only $90-$150 a month on IT services, including...Learn More

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  • MCN Makes MegaPath Its Business VoIP Provider
    August 27, 2015
    It is no secret that VoIP is becoming the preferred method for business communications. Recent research from Transparency Market Research projects that by 2020 there will be nearly 350 million subscri …
  • Facebook’s virtual assistant “M” is powered by real people
    August 27, 2015
    Following in the footsteps of Google Now, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana, Facebook has launched its own virtual personal assistant, simply named M. M is being baked into the company’s Messenger …
  • 10-Step Health Check to Avoid Toll Fraud
    August 27, 2015
    What keeps IT managers up at night? Security issues – and for good reason. When it comes to business communication systems, there are lots of reasons for concern – denial of service (DoS) attacks, eav …
  • Verizon wants to smartify old cars
    August 27, 2015
    Hackers queue up, Humming Black, grey, and white hats associated with car hacking are flying in the air today, with Verizon announcing it’s going to vastly expand their attack surface.… …
  • International Internet Capacity Grows 31% in 2015
    August 26, 2015
    Worldwide international Internet capacity growth rates are slowing, a rather familiar pattern in the international capacity business. Growth rates were about 41 percent in 2011, and 31 percent in 2015 …
  • Sham telecoms created to scam AT&T must pay back ill-gotten gains
    August 25, 2015
    AT&T has won a $252,000 judgment from the remnants of sham telecoms that were created in order to bill legitimate phone companies for services they didn’t provide. The companies billed AT&T $13 millio …
  • RingCentral and the Elephant in the Room
    August 25, 2015
    RingCentral announced a new partnership with Microsoft to enable O365 users to integrate their O365 environment to the RingCentral VoIP cloud telephony system. So users can now activate calls using Ri …
  • Windstream’s Data Center Biz For Sale?
    August 25, 2015
    Amidst my travels this month, I missed a few items indicating that Windstream is shopping its data center and hosting business.  The latest is from Gary Kim over at IP Carrier, but it seems to have be …
  • Why AT&T is Aggressive about Software Defined Networks
    August 25, 2015
    The cost of bandwidth on AT&T’s networks has not strictly followed the cost curve for computing or storage. Any access networking professional knows why: access networks are construction projects, bou …
  • GoGo Expects to Supply 70 Mbps Aircraft Internet Access in 2016
    August 24, 2015
    Gogo has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission required to launch Gogo’s 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. The techno …