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.

10 Gigabit Broadband Gains Further Momentum with Calix News

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Ultra-high-speed broadband gained further momentum today with an announcement from Calix that the company will support increased capacity and 10 Gbps connectivity on its popular E-Series broadband access equipment. To enable the capability, based on the ITU/FSAN NG-PON2 standard, customers will install new line cards for...Learn More

AT&T to Invest Some $3 Billion in Mexico Mobile Internet Expansion

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AT&T intends to expand its high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating what they hope will be a converged market in North America, serving some 400 million people. AT&T on June 25 announced it will invest some $3 billion in the expansion and expects its...Learn More

4G LTE Subscriber Forecast Calls for 2.3 Billion Subscribers by 2019

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The number of 4G LTE subscribers worldwide will grow at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, rising from 516 million to 2.3 billion. The prediction comes from TeleGeography, which bases its projection on data obtained from its GlobalComms...Learn More

UNH-IOL Hosts First “Ultra-Fast” G.Fast Plugfest

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The Broadband Forum on June 16 announced the completion of the world’s first G.fast equipment plugfest. Fourteen G.fast chipset and equipment manufacturers participated in the event, which took place in early June at the authorized G.fast testing/certification facilities at the University of New Hampshire, according...Learn More

AT&T: Nearly 22 Million IoT Connected Devices on Our Network

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AT&T hasn’t been wasting time when it comes to finding and taking advantage of opportunities in the vast, fast emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market space. According to a June 15th press release, AT&T announced signed IoT agreements with more than 136 companies spanning a...Learn More

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  • Mobile Device Sales Slow to 3.3% Globally
    July 7, 2015
    Among digital device markets, only the mobile phone segment is growing, driven by emerging markets, according to Gartner. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3088221 Still, mobile phone market growth r …
  • Hudson Fiber Takes the Subway in NYC Fiber Expansion
    July 7, 2015
    When Tiger Infrastructure Partners moved in with Hudson Fiber Network last September, I wondered what the company might use its new resources on. We learned the answer to that question today, as the c …
  • Blurred lines: How cloud computing is reshaping the IT workforce
    July 7, 2015
    DevOps, meet SecOps Sysadmin blog  From every angle, developers are the key to the public cloud. Unfortunately, today’s developers often aren’t up to the challenge and frequently end up being as much …
  • HP's Prodip Sen: The NFV Journey
    July 7, 2015

    Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business unit at HP, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the four stages of the NFV journey.

  • Cisco slings simoleons at software-defined networking biz 6Wind
    July 7, 2015
    White box switching? We’ve heard of it As the John Chambers and Chuck Robbins worldwide roadshow grinds on, Cisco has dipped another tentative toe in the dangerous waters of bare metal switching, with …
  • Google-owned Waze launches “RideWith” carpooling app on Android
    July 6, 2015
    RideWith, seen here looking very, very Waze-y. 5 more images in gallery Waze, the traffic-mapping app that Google acquired in 2013 for upwards of $1 billion, launched its first spin-off app on Monday. …
  • What the Helio? MVNO Is Back After First Flop
    July 6, 2015

    Well funded South Korean MVNO that went under in 2008 has quietly relaunched to try again with its low-cost wireless service on Sprint’s network in the US.

  • IBM Sows Seed for New Telco Unit, Plans NFV/SDN Push
    July 6, 2015

    IBM is building the foundations of a new business unit to focus on communications service providers, according to senior executives, and is set to unleash its SDN and NFV proposition.

  • Why 5G Could be a Wild Success….When 6G Arrives
    July 6, 2015
    The “5G-NORMA” initiative by the 5G Infrastructure Association Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), an international non-profit association for collaboration on 5G, is one of a number of groups workin …
  • Google is testing a new version of Glass, the GG1
    July 6, 2015
    Google hasn’t given up on Google Glass, despite the chorus of naysayers early this year when the company closed down the Google Glass Explorer program (see Google Glass isn’t dead, it’s going… …