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.

Gigabit or GigaWhat? There is Work to Do Regarding Ultra-Broadband Services

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Many prevailing questions regarding the Gigabit services trend revolve around consumer perception and acceptance. Do prospective customers want Gigabit services? Do they really understand what Gigabit can do for them? What are they willing to pay for it? In partnership with Pivot Group, we recently...Learn More

Cable Industry Preps Its Gigabit Future, DOCSIS 3.1 Interoperability Passes First Test

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The cable industry has watched the telco and municipal industry leverage the Gigabit Internet trend for great visibility and PR value. In some ways Gigabit and other FTTH products (Verizon FiOS for example) have skewed the perception of broadband speed king – a title that...Learn More

T-Mobile Data Stash Lets Customers Bank Unused Monthly Data

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 strategy, announced today, will give customers the ability to bank unused monthly mobile data allowances for future use. To kick off the offering, dubbed Data Stash, the company is giving all customers 10 gigabytes at no charge. On a webcast announcing Un-carrier...Learn More

What’s Behind Windstream CEO Resignation?

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Windstream took the telecom and financial communities by surprise late yesterday with its announcement that CEO Jeff Gardner had resigned and been replaced by CFO Tony Thomas, who was targeted to be CEO of the real estate investment trust that Windstream plans to establish next...Learn More

Donovan Evangelizes AT&T’s SDN Strategy

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AT&T is going through a “tremendous transformation from a hardware to a software company,” said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations John Donovan at Barclay’s 2014 Global Technology Conference today, which was available as a webcast. Traditional telecom networks operate great at...Learn More

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  • Windstream Shakes Up Leadership Team
    December 16, 2014
    Late last week, Windstream got itself a new CEO. And yesterday, that new CEO continued the shakeup with a series of promotions, putting together his new leadership team. … [visit site to read more] …
  • US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE
    December 16, 2014

    US Cellular’s Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.

  • Microsoft whips out real-time translator for Skype calls
    December 15, 2014
    Babel Fish in your ear not required Microsoft has rolled out a public preview of Skype Translator, its long-ballyhooed service that provides Star Trek–style real-time translation for voice calls and o …
  • Nest Thermostat gets Google voice commands, Google Now integration
    December 15, 2014
    Google bought Nest for $3.2 billion almost a year ago, and we’re now finally starting to see some Google/Nest integration. Droid Life spotted that the device’s long-promised Google Now integration is  …
  • How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing
    December 15, 2014

    Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade

  • T-Mobile Lights Up 27 Wideband LTE Cities
    December 15, 2014

    T-Mobile meets its year-end goal of 27 wideband LTE markets with the addition of NYC and announces its next uncarrier shake-up is coming tomorrow.

  • Google’s latest IoT standards push: “Open Web Of Things”
    December 15, 2014
    This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. Your new favorite Internet Of Things standards initiative: … [visit site to read more] …
  • Gardner's Departure a Cautionary Tale
    December 12, 2014

    Board of directors allegedly wanted faster pace of change from one of the telecom industry’s change pacesetters.

  • How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark
    December 12, 2014

    Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.

  • On Netflix, Open Caching, Fast Lanes, Definitions, and Goodwill
    December 12, 2014
    So yesterday Netflix came out in defense of its OpenConnect caching infrastructure, actually having to tell the FCC that the program isn’t a fast lane. The question had been posed by the FCC’s Ajit Pa …