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.

Rural Call Completion Problem Garners More Attention with New Senate Bill

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The latest attempt to stop problems with calls not going through to rural areas comes from two U.S. senators, who have introduced the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act. The legislation, introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) would direct the...Learn More

AT&T Launches Small Business Wi-Fi Offering

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DALLAS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* is making it easy for businesses to keep their customers connected with AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi from AT&T, while keeping their internal Wi-Fi...Learn More

Exec Shares Verizon 100G Metro Plans

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Verizon expects eventually to offer 100G wavelength and Carrier Ethernet services based on the 100G metro optical equipment the company today said it plans to deploy. “Both wave and Ethernet services are supported” by the equipment that the company plans to deploy, said Lee Hicks,...Learn More

Behind $3.4 Million Verizon 911 Outage Settlement

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The news this week that Verizon agreed to a $3.4 million settlement to resolve an FCC 911 outage investigation illustrates an important issue that has come into focus as the telecom industry transitions to IP-based network infrastructure. The settlement relates to 750,000 Verizon customers in...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Push-to-Talk for Businesses

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LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2015 – Companies that rely on dispatch services are getting a new set of tools to stay connected with their employees. AT&T* is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch. The latest capabilities bridge the gap between...Learn More

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  • New homeowner selling house because he can’t get Comcast Internet
    March 26, 2015
    One unlucky man who bought a house that can’t get wired Internet service is reportedly selling the home just months after moving in. Seth, a software engineer who works at home, bought a house in Kits …
  • True or False, Telecom-Style
    March 26, 2015

    Rutberg’s Rejeev Chand gets FCC’s Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.

  • Big barrier to 5G cracked by full-duplex chippery
    March 26, 2015
    It’s hard to send and receive radio in a small space, but boffins reckon they’ve cracked it Take a look at mobile standards like LTE and you’ll notice that duplexing is difficult: it’s either accompli …
  • BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
    March 25, 2015

    British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.

  • Muni Broadband Still Mangled By Incumbents Political Clout
    March 25, 2015
    If you look at the US Telecom preemptive lawsuit against the FCC’s Net Neutrality action taken this week and then look deep enough at what is being done in Tennessee you’ll likely see the same players …
  • Does Net Neutrality Decision Illustrate New Balance of Political Power Within Ecosystem?
    March 25, 2015
    Some might take a cynical view of the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules, since politics matters in Washington, D.C., and matters greatly for the setting of communications po …
  • New tactic in war on net neutrality: Strip FCC of enforcement funding
    March 24, 2015
    After losing the battle against net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has taken his fight to Congress. Today, Pai asked the House of Representatives …
  • In a Competitive Market, the Low Cost Provider Wins
    March 24, 2015
    One business lesson I learned in the cable TV business decades ago was that,  “in a competitive market, the low cost provider wins.” It also helps when a business can create or discover entirely new s …
  • NFL to Stream A Game is a Big Deal
    March 24, 2015
    The National Football League is going to stream a football game next season. On face this may seem more like an experiment as the game will originate in the UK as part of the NFL’s global marketing ef …
  • Telecom "Structural Decline" is Spreading
    March 24, 2015
    “Structural decline” of the market is not a phrase the provider of any good or service wants to hear. Nevertheless, that is precisely what has happened in a number of segments of the communications bu …