Uncommon Wisdom

Apr 1 2010   7:14PM GMT

AT&T network boost crucial, whether or not Verizon gets iPhone

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

AT&T is reported to be prepping its network for a head-to-head battle with Verizon, a battle reignited by the availability of the iPhone on CDMA networks. However, the iPhone story is only a rumor at this point, and one that AT&T continues to suggest is not true.

We’re reluctant to brand this particular rumor as truth — this sort of story has been “leaked” before and has proven incorrect — but the story about a massive network upgrade appears to be accurate. We still hear that the upgrade is due to traffic generated by the iPhone, and while congestion could in fact be a point of competition with Verizon, it seems to us that AT&T needs the upgrades, Verizon iPhone or not. It also seems that Verizon would be smarter to go with a 4G iPhone, which would likely mean that competition with AT&T over the gadget wouldn’t develop until 2011.

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: