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AT&T boosting EDGE speeds ahead of iPhone?

AT&T has ordered a last-minute upgrade of its EDGE throughput, latency, and coverage ahead of the iPhone launch, according to a Gizmodo report. An AT&T employee who works on Operations told the gadget site that the operation, internally referenced as “Fine Edge,” has been going on for as many as six weeks and wil continue until June 15. According to an internal document, the company is adding more T-1 connections to its poorest performing towers, hoping to boost the current standard of 40kbps to a new minimum of 80kbps. The iPhone hits store shelves June 29.

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1

Thanks, but I’ll stick with EVDO, running openDNS from my Treo.  Why would anyone want to downgrade to 80kbps?

Posted by Dopial on June 5, 2007 at 9:16 AM (CDT)

2

Dopial can you tell me where to set opendns name servers on my treo 700P

Posted by David on June 5, 2007 at 10:37 AM (CDT)

3

Fantastic!

Now I don’t have to downgrade to a Treo.

Come to papa, iPhone!!!

Posted by James Katt on June 5, 2007 at 10:45 AM (CDT)

4

The mentioned speed of 80kbps is for a minimum throughput.  The max can hit 200kbps in real world usage.

Posted by Speed on June 5, 2007 at 6:02 PM (CDT)

5

Woof…a max of 200kbps. Wonder how many times in your phone’s lifetime that you’ll be able to sustain that sort of speed for more than a few seconds.

Thanks to 3G, EDGE has become a dog and will remain so even at twice the current speed. Consider that ATT is only hoping that they’ll be able to double the speed, not promising. All of this could’ve been avoided had Cingular gotten serious about developing their 3G network instead of ‘investing’ in their five-bar and dropped call ad campaigns.

Posted by flatline response on June 6, 2007 at 1:25 PM (CDT)

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