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.

Windstream Diverse Connect Wants to Bring Peace of Mind to Cloud Connectivity

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Seizing on business customers increasing reliance on the cloud and the critical applications resident there, Windstream is bringing a new business continuity solution to the market, Windstream Diverse Connect. According to the company, Windstream Diverse Connect guarantees end-to-end connectivity and ensures performance of “mission-critical” business...Learn More

Calix Marketing Cloud Aims for Tight Customer Segmentation

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A new cloud-based offering from Calix aims to bring sophisticated marketing capabilities to broadband providers by leveraging customer network usage data from Calix equipment, as well as equipment from other manufacturers. Broadband providers will pay for the offering, dubbed Calix Marketing Cloud, through a subscription...Learn More

Moffett: At the End of the Day, Cable Industry 5G May Prevail Over All Others

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Speaking at the WiFI Now Conference (Tysons Corner, Va) today, leading telecom industry analyst Craig Moffett had some pretty provocative statements regarding wireless, including suggesting that cable industry 5G efforts may ultimately win, even over wireless carriers. Moffett postulates this idea, while also criticizing the...Learn More

ABI: Telco Cloud Deployments to Reach Critical Mass Post-2020, Coincide with 5G Rollouts

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Large-scale telco cloud deployments will grow to reach critical mass post 2020, coinciding with the roll out of next-generation 5G broadband wireless, according to new market research from ABI. Early telco 5G deployments, which won’t require restructuring of telcos’ core network architecture or platforms, are...Learn More

$700 Million Southern Light Purchase Raises Uniti Non-Windstream Revenues to 30%

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Uniti Group, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) that was spun out of Windstream Communications, said today that it plans to acquire Southern Light, operator of a fiber network serving tier two and three markets in the southeastern U.S. The Uniti Southern Light purchase...Learn More

5G Spectrum Drives $1.6 Billion AT&T Straight Path Purchase

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AT&T said today that it plans to acquire Straight Path Communications in a $1.6 billion deal. Straight Path’s primary assets are spectrum licenses in bands suitable for 5G deployment. The AT&T Straight Path purchase will bring those licenses – in the 39 GHz and 28...Learn More

AT&T Wireless, Analytics Supports Smart Military Base, Maybe Improved Morale as Well

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AT&T said today that it is providing LTE connectivity and analytics capability for a smart military base pilot at Maxwell Air Force Base. The pilot includes four key elements, explained Rocky Thurston, assistant vice president and client executive – defense for AT&T Global Public Sector,...Learn More

Verizon Restructures into Three Business Units, Hires Former Ericsson CEO

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As Verizon restructures its operations in a bid to zoom in on three strategic focal points, CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam has appointed the third of the three senior executives to lead the effort. The company has hired former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg to lead...Learn More

Verizon Eyes IoT Future with Nationwide Cat M1 IoT Launch, Features $2 Rate Plans

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Verizon said today that it will turn up a nationwide network to support Internet of Things (IoT) communications tomorrow that will offer rates as low as two dollars per month per device. The network will support LTE Category M1, also known as Cat M1 or...Learn More

Verizon Connected Car App Hum is One Example of Diverse Wireless Carrier IoT Strategy

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The Verizon connected car expansion announced yesterday illustrates the importance of the Internet of Things to wireless carriers. Verizon added a premium version of its aftermarket connected car line, dubbed Hum, and launched a free Hum app that could help spur future sales of the...Learn More

CenturyLink Execs: Central Office Virtualization Begins with DSL Delivery

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CenturyLink has big plans for central office virtualization, and the first place the company is implementing those plans involves DSL service delivery, as news announced today illustrates. The company said it was the first carrier to use its own virtualized broadband network gateway (vBNG) based...Learn More

AT&T 400 GbE Field Trial Completed

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AT&T announced that it completed a field trial of a 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connection between New York and Washington, D.C. The AT&T 400 GbE connection carried live data between the two cities. Simulating a network failure, automated network software controls automatically rerouted the live...Learn More

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