Today’s post is short but very interesting, particularly to those of us who own and use iPhones and iPads. Yesterday, in an excellent article titled “AT&T Admits It Can’t Handle The iPhone” by Matt Rosoff, in one of my favorite publications, Business Insider, he uncovered the real reason behind the T-Mobile acquisition.
In a new filing explaining why it wants to buy T-Mobile, AT&T essentially admits that its network wasn’t ready for the iPhone, and won’t be able to handle new Smartphone’s and tablets as they come on board.
The filing says:
A Smartphone generates 24 times the mobile data traffic of a conventional wireless phone, and the explosively popular iPad and similar tablet devices can generate traffic comparable to or even greater than a Smartphone. AT&T’s mobile data volumes surged by a staggering 8,000% from 2007 to 2010, and as a result, AT&T faces network capacity constraints more severe than those of any other wireless provider.
Please read the full post HERE.