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.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.