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

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Level 3 Elevates Security With Black Lotus
    July 2, 2015

    Black Lotus buy will increase pace at which Level 3′s DDoS mitigation services develop and help network operator move to predicting problems.

  • Poll: The FCC’s Threat to Regulate Interconnection Agreements
    July 2, 2015
    When the FCC’s new Net Neutrality rules took effect, so did its possible entry into the world of network interconnection and peering.  Not so coincidentally, perhaps, we have seen a spate of interconn …
  • 86% of Enterprises Plan to Have SDN Deployed by 2016
    July 2, 2015
    A survey of 153 medium and large businesses found nearly 80 percent planning to implement SDN technology in the data center  in 2017, Infonetics Research, a unit of IHS Inc., said. More than six in 10 …
  • Despite Cloud Growth, Enterprises Also Invest in Own Data Centers
    July 2, 2015
    Even as cloud computing continues its inexorable march, most mid-size and large businesses also are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical data center facilities in the near future, s …
  • FCC Chairman Talks Up SDN/NFV
    July 2, 2015

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sees network virtualization as a tipping point that will make the impact of the Internet as great as that of railroad and telegraph networks of the 19th century.

  • Messaging Revenue to Drop 42% by 2021
    July 2, 2015
    Mobile service provider messaging revenue will decline 42 percent to less than $53 billion by 2021 as over the top alternatives displace the need for texting.   The global base of active over-the-top …
  • Can Internet of Things Make Telcos "Platforms?"
    July 2, 2015
    However one assesses the possibility of succeeding, some argue major telcos have to become platforms. That would be a profound challenge under any circumstances. A computing platform is, in the most g …
  • The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC
    July 2, 2015

    Heavy Reading’s Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.

  • Telco-Driven Disruption: What NTT DOCOMO, KT and Globe got right
    July 2, 2015
    NTT Docomo earns 15% of its revenues from non-traditional sources, the largest proportion of any telco worldwide. Our latest ‘Dealing with Disruption‘ stream research briefing ‘What NTT DOCOMO, KT and …
  • Chicago Netflix customers: Your bill is about to go up 9 percent
    July 1, 2015
    Starting Wednesday, the city of Chicago’s new “cloud tax” went into effect: it imposes a 9-percent tax on “patrons of amusement,” including those services that are “delivered electronically.” In short …