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/ Chernin Group Deal: Another Take on OTT Video Monetization

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AT&T is trying a new approach toward the over-the-top video opportunity, announcing today that it has created a joint venture with media company The Chernin Group to focus on OTT video. The companies said they would jointly invest $500 million in the venture with the...Learn More

Telecom Revenue Diversification Takes on New Meaning, Presents New Opportunities

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Revenue diversification may have never been more important than it is in today’s telecommunications marketplace. Local telephone companies realized long ago that continued reliance on regulated revenues alone wasn’t a good long term business strategy. Introducing new services, especially non-regulated services, has proven to be...Learn More

Former FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins Syniverse Board

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TAMPA, Fla. – April 21, 2014 – Syniverse announced today that Julius Genachowski has joined its Board of Directors. Based in Washington, D.C., Genachowski is a Managing Director in The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout team, focusing on acquisitions and growth investments in global technology, media...Learn More

Cellcom CEO Details M2M Connectivity Deal for Diabetes Management

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Tier 3 wireless carrier Cellcom has come up with a promising new revenue source – providing cellular connectivity for blood glucose meters from Telcare used by people with diabetes. “Cellcom will receive revenue from Telcare that is variable based on the amount of data consumed...Learn More

Growing Wireless Backhaul Opportunity Causes Lumos Networks to Start Over with Project Ark

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Mid-Atlantic regional carrier Lumos Networks, based in Waynesboro, Va, has offered wireless backhaul services for many years. But its growing importance on Lumos’ top line revenue and bottom line profitability, combined with evolving wireless carrier requirements, has caused Lumos to reset their wireless backhaul strategy...Learn More

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  • Gigabit Access Also Disrupts an ISP's Other Lower-Speed Offers
    April 22, 2014
    AT&T says it now is looking at building gigabit networks in up to 100 cities and towns nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes Atlan …
  • Inside CenturyLink's NFV/SDN Strategy
    April 22, 2014

    The third-largest US telecom operator is taking an aggressive yet practical approach and is willing to challenge its vendors to do more.

  • Netflix Isn’t Helping
    April 22, 2014
    It’s official, Netflix opposes the Comcast/TWC merger. I’m not sure why that question had to be asked, I’m sure any number of people could have ghost-written the answer they gave in advance.  … [visit …
  • Aereo at the Supreme Court: a guide to the biggest TV case in 30 years (and where to learn more)
    April 22, 2014
    On Tuesday at 11am ET, Aereo will face off at the Supreme Court against big broadcasters and the Justice Department over whether Aereo, which lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV for $8/mon …
  • Netflix plans to launch on U.S. cable boxes this quarter
    April 21, 2014
    Netflix wants to bring its streaming service to set-top boxes leased by U.S. pay TV operators this quarter, the company announced Monday. In its first-quarter letter to shareholders, the company annou …
  • Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
    April 21, 2014

    AT&T’s ready, Google’s ready, but are the municipalities they want to serve ready, with the access rights and free stuff?

  • Surprise Surprise, Netflix’s Comcast Throughput Surges
    April 21, 2014
    In the category of obvious results, Netflix said yesterday in a blog post that its video streaming to Comcast customers is back up. Average speeds of 2.5Mbps were up 65% since January, a not insignifi …
  • Birch Makes Its Move, Buys Cbeyond
    April 21, 2014
    Birch Communications apparently found itself a rather large Easter egg over the weekend, announcing the purchase of Cbeyond this morning. It’s an all cash deal worth roughly $323M, with Cbeyond’s shar …
  • FCC chairman regrets that AT&T and Verizon control the best spectrum
    April 18, 2014
    AT&T’s coverage map. AT&T FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today provided an update on next year’s auction of broadcast TV spectrum to wireless carriers and said that having two national carriers control the …
  • Why Does Amazon Want to be in the Smartphone Business?
    April 18, 2014
    Without a doubt, the U.S. smartphone market is vibrantly competitive, and potentially will become more so as Amazon enters the market with its own branded smartphone, while Google’s Project Ara tries …