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.

OTT and MVPD: FCC Considers Treating Internet Video Providers as Cablecos

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Some providers of Internet-delivered, or “over the top”, video could gain the privileges and obligations of cable TV providers if the FCC moves ahead with a proposed plan to classify those providers as multichannel video distribution providers (MVPDs). The proposed plan is described in a...Learn More

Researchers Find Double-Digit Carrier Ethernet Growth

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Growth of Carrier Ethernet services will continue in coming years, with the number of ports expanding to surpass 3 million by 2018. That includes retail Ethernet services that offer speeds ranging from under 10 Mbps to over 10 Gbps, according to new market research from...Learn More

T-Mobile to Pay at Least $90 Million in Cramming Case

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — T-Mobile has agreed to fully refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges it placed on their phone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming, paying at least $90 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit filed earlier this...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spinoff: New CEO Now Wants to Own Part of the REIT

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Windstream said today that it plans to retain 19.9% ownership of the real estate investment trust that it plans to spin off next year. Retaining partial ownership was not in the company’s initial plans for the REIT announced in July, but the company said it...Learn More

Frontier Achieves MEF 2.0 Certification for Carrier Ethernet

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December 18, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced the successful completion of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its Carrier Grade Ethernet portfolio “Frontier Ethernet Solutions.” Frontier’s professional staff includes 18 MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals), 15 of whom...Learn More

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