AT&T Had Apple Tweak iPhone to Reduce Network Strain
The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T sent two of its wireless networking experts to Apple during 2009 to find a way to reduce the iPhone's strain on AT&T's network. The two companies worked together and Apple invented new technologies that changed the way the iPhone connects with AT&T's cell towers. Based on continued meetings between the two companies, the iPhone now puts less stress on the network when seeking cell towers and checking for text messages. In addition to these changes within the iPhone itself, AT&T has taken measures to improve the network itself. It is still tweaking cell tower configurations, adding cell tower backhaul capacity, and adding cell sites as part of a 100-day improvement plan.
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It's not the phone
I'd like to see how Verizon handles the iPhone
Maybe we will see, several foreign carriers have had pretty serious issues with network strain when they got the iPhone, lets see if Verizon can back up it's promise of being ready.
I hope they are. The more iPhones out there, the better.
I guess we will find out come fall!
(PS, I still loath Verizon. LOATH)
The reason Verizon will do fine is because they won't have every single iPhone user on their network. A good number of them will stay with AT&T. The good t...
2: Verizon hasn't grown it's 3G foot...
Sure they have the "largest 3G network" but I wonder if they have the backhaul capacity that the smaller and faster AT&T network has in order to handle a phone like the iPhone?
Maybe we will see, several fo
Way to innovate, Cupertino!
1) Blackberries don't even have a decent web browser. There's one on the way, but that's down the road. And zero for media capabilities until 2006. As for now, most BB users use Opera MIni.
2) Blackberries were niche devices...
*gasp* Apple INVENTED new technologies?!?!?!?
As if Americans are incapable of inventing technologies.
But don't forget apple was the company that flew a pirate flag over their campus for years, and Steve Jobs said "good artists copy, great artists steal."
100 day improvement plan...