You guys know how you’ve been trying to upload media with your new iPhone 4, and feel totally dissed by the insignificant upload speeds? AT&T has publically admitted that it’s totally their fault via a software issue in Alcatel-Lucent equipment. AT&T’s statement reads,
AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent jointly identified a software defect — triggered under certain conditions – that impacted uplink performance for Laptop Connect and smartphone customers using 3G HSUPA-capable wireless devices in markets with Alcatel-Lucent equipment. This impacts less than two percent of our wireless customer base. While Alcatel-Lucent develops the appropriate software fix, we are providing normal 3G uplink speeds and consistent performance for affected customers with HSUPA-capable devices.
There isn’t an estimated delivery date for the fix, but AT&T basically says the speeds are competitive and fine in the meantime. We all disagree of course, but at least we know what’s going on.