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.

IEEE ComSoc: 5G Wireless Demos Use High Frequencies

With emerging next-generation 5G wireless technology generating strong interest among communications technology professionals, the IEEE Communications Society has issued a review of preliminary 5G wireless channel models. The report also includes news of live 5G network test results, 5G’s role in emerging telecom architectures, and...Learn More

Reinvent the Home Phone for Different Markets

“Two in every five American homes (39.4%) had only wireless phones as of the first half of 2013. About 38% of U.S. adults (or 90 million) and 45.4% of U.S. children (33 million) lived in wireless-only households… The percentage of adults living in households with...Learn More

GVTC to Build 10-Gigabit Boerne School District Fiber Network

Texas-based regional carrier GVTC said today it will build and maintain a 10-gigabit capacity fiber network for the Boerne Independent School District in Boerne, Texas near San Antonio. The news came just a couple of months after the carrier announced plans for a gigabit network...Learn More

FCC: Bids for Rural Broadband Experiments Can’t Exceed Model-Based Support Level

Interested parties have until October 14 to file applications to participate in the FCC’s rural broadband experiments. Last week the commission released a 24-page notice detailing the application process for the experiments, which among other things, reveals that applicants will not be allowed to ask...Learn More

AT&T Adds Cupertino to its Gigabit Plans

Cupertino, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

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