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 Differentiates Connected Car and Home Control Offerings with Linked Service

The ability to control home security and control systems from a “connected car,” announced today, could further differentiate AT&T’s strategy in both the connected car and the home security and control markets. AT&T’s connected car strategy is to provide a modularized platform for auto makers...Learn More

AT&T and Microsoft Partner on Cloud-Based Mobile Workplace

BARCELONA – March 2, 2015 – AT&T and Microsoft Corp. are making it easier than ever for small and midsized businesses to collaborate by voice, video and web from virtually any mobile device. The new solution, AT&T Mobile Office Suite, helps to improve employee productivity...Learn More

Big Carriers Will Want Small Ones to Support VoLTE Roaming

As the nation’s largest wireless service providers roll out VoLTE, they’re looking for ubiquitous coverage – and that presents both opportunities and challenges for the nation’s smaller rural wireless operators that rely on roaming agreements with the larger carriers for coverage outside their home turf....Learn More

AT&T and SDN: Bandwidth on Demand Launched in Six Cities

The hype about software defined networking (SDN) may have simmered down in recent months – but that doesn’t mean service providers have lost interest, as an announcement from AT&T yesterday illustrates. The company said its SDN-based Network on Demand offering is now available in six...Learn More

New Net Neutrality Rules Adopted by FCC, New Broadband Rules Result

The Federal Communications Commission sought to put a human face on Net Neutrality at today’s monthly meeting, where the commission adopted an order re-imposing Net Neutrality rules and reclassifying both mobile and landline broadband as telecommunications services. “Today’s FCC action is about consumer rights, free...Learn More

Carrier Evolution Feed

  • Apple becomes part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, AT&T gets the boot
    March 6, 2015
    Dow Jones has issued a press release this morning announcing that as of March 19, there will be a change to the list of companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average: AT&T is out, and Apple …
  • SoftBank Bringing Self-Learning Tools to Sprint
    March 6, 2015

    Sprint’s new technical COO, SoftBank’s Junichi Miyakawa, says the carrier will soon start using automated detection and self-learning tools to improve its LTE network.

  • Are Spectrum Prices are Out of Whack?
    March 6, 2015
    Equity valuations of Sprint, T-Mobile US and Dish Network seem out of line with the theoretical value of their spectrum holdings. Something does not seem right. Either the market is miss pricing those …
  • Will FiOS Ever Pay Off for Verizon?
    March 5, 2015
    Exhaustion of the older revenue models and products means firms such as Verizon increasingly will rely on new services to drive revenue growth in the future, Verizon CFO seems to agree. With the cavea …
  • ACA Doesn't Buy FCC's Rate Reg Reassurances
    March 5, 2015

    The FCC’s Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won’t happen. But the American Cable Association isn’t reassured.

  • Will AT&T Becomes the Biggest Wireless ISP?
    March 5, 2015
    Assuming the AT&T bid to buy DirecTV is approved by regulators and antitrust authorities, AT&T plans to launch a rural areas bundle based on Internet access and TV including Internet access, using fix …
  • Making the Internet of Things Affordable
    March 5, 2015
    At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica’s Dr. Mike Short explains how the Intern …
  • Lumos Reports, Shifts From Dividend to FTTC, Lights New Route
    March 5, 2015
    After the market closed yesterday, Lumos Networks reported stronger than anticipated Q4/2014 revenues, lit up a new fiber route, and suspended its quarterly dividend. … [visit site to read more] …
  • Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care
    March 5, 2015

    Basic net access device in millions of homes is an insult to IT

  • HBO Now Readying April 2015 Launch?
    March 5, 2015
    Time Warner appears to readying an April 2015 launch of its new “HBO Now” streaming video service, at a price of $15 a month. That will mean the first time the full HBO service has been made available …