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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.

Report: Pay TV Subscribers to Increase (Just Barely) in 2014

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The rapid emergence of over-the-top (OTT) and Internet TV alternatives, as well as cloud services, has posed stiff challenges for U.S. pay-TV service providers in recent years. Having experienced a 0.58% decline in subscriber numbers in 2013, the pay-TV subscriber base will grow in 2014,...Learn More

Windstream Accelerates Cloud Migration

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Apr 11, 2014 — Little Rock, Ark.— Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), and one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Broadband Likely Coming to North Carolina

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AT&T took the unusual step late last night of announcing that it is “in advanced discussions” to bring a gigabit network to parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions of North Carolina. Normally companies like AT&T wait until a deal is iron-clad before announcing...Learn More

Sprint WiMax Shutdown is One Element of Complex Network Transition

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Sprint’s plan to shut down its WiMax network by the end of 2015 which came to light in a new financial filing, is a reminder of the complex network transition the company is undergoing and will continue to undergo. The carrier has what many consider...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell/ Verizon Deal Involves AWS, PCS, 700 MHz Spectrum

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A spectrum sale agreement announced yesterday between Verizon Wireless and Cincinnati Bell is unusual in that Verizon will not retain the spectrum but instead will assign its rights to acquire the licenses to private equity firm Grain Management and then lease the spectrum it wants...Learn More

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