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.

Windstream Unveils New Windstream Enterprise, Wholesale Brand Strategy

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Roughly a year after completing their acquisition of enterprise and wholesale focused network provider EarthLink, Windstream has launched new Windstream Enterprise and Wholesale brands. Windstream is aiming to transform their overall business and a brand refresh helps with that focus. Like many traditional telephone companies,...Learn More

AT&T Taps Accenture for Microservices Development

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AT&T and Accenture have announced a multiyear project that will replace legacy AT&T business applications with microservices. AT&T microservices are said to offer a faster and cheaper way to order the carrier’s products and services — from security services to fiber offerings. “Our collaboration with...Learn More

Verizon 5G Roadmap Takes Important Step with Successful Mobile 5G Call

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The Verizon 5G roadmap gained another step with the first successful completion of a 5G new radio (NR) 3GPP standards compliant over-the-air mobile 5G call, the company announced yesterday. The call was completed over licensed spectrum on a 5G NR prototype device provided by Qualcomm....Learn More

KPIs Help with Implementation of NFV, SDN: ATIS

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By examining the right metrics/key performance indicators (KPIs), communications service providers can more effectively put advanced network virtualization technologies into action in the network, according to a new report from the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). The report offers insight into best practices for...Learn More

Cable Company ImOn Deploys PON Fiber Network, Pursues Gigabit Broadband Strategy

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Iowa-based cable company ImOn is pursuing a gigabit broadband strategy, with a hybrid network that includes traditional HFC-delivered DOCSIS and a FTTP PON network. The triple play provider with both a strong business services and residential focus, will use a Calix GPON platform to extend...Learn More

Verizon Awarded $82 Million in Broadband Funding; Is This a Change of Heart on CAF?

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Verizon will receive $82.7 million in state and federal funds to bring broadband to unserved parts of rural New York. Most of the funding — $70.7 million – will come from the New NY Broadband Program, with an additional $12 million coming from the federal...Learn More

AT&T dNOS Project Taps Linux Foundation for Disaggregated Operating System

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AT&T is introducing the disaggregated Network Operating System – dNOS – in an effort to stimulate the creation of flexible, open and less expensive equipment that fits easily into virtualized networks. The open source project will be hosted by The Linux Foundation. The idea is...Learn More

Verizon: Next Gen Fiber Broadband Era to Begin with Tampa NG-PON2 Trial

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Verizon is planning large scale NG-PON2 deployments, which will begin this quarter with a customer trial in Tampa, said Verizon Director of Technology Planning Vincent O’Byrne in an interview. NG-PON2 can co-exist with GPON on existing fiber-to-the-home networks, boosting capacity and service speeds by layering...Learn More

Verizon 400G Trial Demonstrates Interoperability, Juniper and Ciena Platforms First Up

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Verizon says it has successfully completed a field trial using 400 Gbps Ethernet speeds on a single wavelength. The Verizon 400G trial used MPLS core routers over a packet-optical network. The trial is believed to be an industry first. This trial demonstrated interoperability of equipment...Learn More

WOW Lights Up Gigabit Broadband in 7 States, Leverages Deep Fiber Approach

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Competitive broadband and video provider WOW announced yesterday that it had launched gigabit service in several markets nationwide. To support the WOW gigabit service, the company brought fiber to a neighborhood node and will use existing coax from that point to individual homes, a WOW...Learn More

AT&T Outlines Virtualized, Multi-Gigabit FTTP Broadband Path for AT&T XGS-PON

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When AT&T begins deploying XGS-PON, perhaps in 2019, broadband speeds up to 10 Gbps won’t be the only technology advance involved. The carrier also expects to make heavy use of software-based networking and network virtualization, said Eddy Barker, AT&T assistant vice president of fixed access...Learn More

Verizon Virtual Network Services — One Includes Universal CPE

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions has introduced a platform that provides enterprises that use virtualized networks with what the carrier says is a simpler and more centralized approach to pricing and billing. The offering, dubbed Verizon Virtual Network Services — One, aims to provide these companies with...Learn More

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