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.

Wheeler Lifeline Broadband Proposal: Carriers Would No Longer Determine Eligibility

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Low-income Americans could have some or all of the costs of broadband service covered through the Universal Service Lifeline program if a proposal from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is adopted. Currently the Lifeline program pays participants $9.25 a month toward the cost of landline or...Learn More

Report: Packet Optical Transport Adoption Stalls

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Network service providers aren’t deploying packet-based optical transport systems (P-OTS) as fast as they anticipated a year ago, according to new market research from IHS Infonetics Research. Seventy-eight percent of network service providers worldwide surveyed by IHS Infonetics said they have or plan to install...Learn More

CFO: Verizon Mobile Video Plans Include Ad-Supported Offering

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Verizon plans to launch an ad-supported mobile video offering this summer that will not count against a customer’s monthly data allotment, said Verizon Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo at an investor conference today. Also this summer Verizon plans to launch a...Learn More

The Dawn of Broadband TV is Here

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We are witnessing some profound changes in the video business these days. Broadband has now enabled some very distinct shifts in the delivery of video. It’s led to the emergence of a new model for video and entertainment – broadband TV – where an increasing...Learn More

NG-PON2 Will Position Broadband Carriers to Think About 10 Gigabit Service

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With gigabit services based on passive optical network technology gaining significant traction, perhaps it’s not surprising that manufacturers are announcing the next generation of PON equipment. Adtran yesterday announced a new offering based on the NG-PON2 standard – and in an interview, Adtran Senior Manager...Learn More

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