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.

First Cable Wi-Fi Mobile Service, Freewheel, Will Challenge Mobile Industry

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The cable industry has long embraced Wi-Fi as a competitive differentiator. New York based Cablevision was an early pioneer in cable Wi-Fi, and they are once again out in front with Freewheel, the first cable Wi-Fi based mobile phone service. Freewheel could be a sign...Learn More

Utah Muni ISP Selects Alianza for Cloud Based Voice

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NCTC Winter Education Conference, San Antonio, TEXAS, January 26, 2015 – Alianza, the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Spanish Fork Community Network (SFCN), a municipal broadband services provider in Utah, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform as its next gen voice solution. SFCN...Learn More

AT&T to Acquire Nextel Mexico

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January 26, 2015 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T1 has entered into an agreement with NII Holdings, Inc. to acquire its wireless business in Mexico for US$1.875 billion, less the outstanding net debt of the business at closing, in a transaction pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S....Learn More

Sprint Targets T-Mobile Customers

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 23, 2015 – While Sprint [NYSE:S] continues to match all major U.S. carrier phone trade-in pricing, the company announced today it will guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 instant trade-in value when they take their wireless number...Learn More

Should Smaller Wireless Carriers Sell Towers?

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At least one nationwide wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has sold some of its wireless towers in order to free up money for investment–  and other large carriers reportedly are considering that option. Does this move make sense for smaller carriers as well? The NTELOS View NTELOS...Learn More

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  • Windows 10 Makes Voice a Feature of the Operating System
    January 23, 2015
    Windows 10 unifies end user experience across devices (PC, tablet, phone), but also illustrates a trend long underway, namely voice communications that are a feature of an application, rather than a d …
  • Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
    January 23, 2015

    With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company’s OTT plans.

  • Special report: How we really use our camera phones
    January 23, 2015
    You didn’t need the latest wave of selfie sticks to know that personal media on mobile devices is huge. People are taking photos and videos all the time, and Instagram and… …
  • Poll: Who Should Be Most Worried About Google?
    January 23, 2015
    Google’s rumored move into the wireless space as an MVNO could give them the last piece of the puzzle.  From the device in your hand, the operating system it runs, the email/office/video/social apps y …
  • Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
    January 22, 2015

    NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.

  • Here Comes Google Wireless
    January 22, 2015
    Various reports today are converging on a story that Google is about to enter the wireless game. No, they’re not kicking off another national LTE buildout for us all to watch city by city. They’re goi …
  • More Channel Conflict in U.S.. Mobile Business
    January 22, 2015
    The loosely-coupled Internet ecosystem perhaps is not like some other tightly-coupled ecosystems that might tend to break down if there were channel conflict. In some industries, industry segments hav …
  • Republicans: Utility rules unnecessary because broadband isn’t a monopoly
    January 21, 2015
    Republican members of Congress today made their case for legislation that enforces net neutrality rules while limiting the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate broadband providers …
  • TV on your phone: Dish prevails in copyright fight with broadcasters
    January 21, 2015
    A federal judge has upheld the right of the Dish Network satellite service to continue offering consumers the technology to watch television on devices like tablets and phones. US District Judge Dolly …
  • The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
    January 21, 2015

    Google is now backing or actively exploring 3 ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to world: Satellites, drones, and balloons.