AT&T fixed slow upload speeds

Reuters reports that AT&T will have a fix for the issue that came up a few weeks back, with users complaining upload speeds from their mobile devices are extremely slow. “AT&T plans in the next two to three weeks to gradually fix a software defect that cut speeds for customers sending data from Apple’s iPhone 4 and from laptop modems……

Looks like AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent have finally sorted out the software glitch that’s resulted in slow HSPA upload speeds in certain markets — we were just told on the record that a patch is being rolled out and the update will be completed over the next two to three weeks.

AT&T had said on July 7 it was working with network equipment maker Alcatel Lucent to fix the glitch, which it said affected less than 2 percent of its mobile user base. AT&T said on Monday it had begun rolling out an Alcatel-Lucent software patch that would restore uplink speeds for its high-speed data services that depend on so-called HSUPA technology,” the report said.

According to same report AT&T will deploy the fix on a phased basis. “This patch will be deployed on a phased basis over the next two to three weeks,” AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said.

That should mean iPhone 4 and laptop data modem customers should start to see their upload speeds creep back to higher levels after being capped at UMTS rates for the past few weeks, so that’s good news — let us know if things are getting better for you, yeah?


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