As the long-standing exclusivity with AT&T might come to an end soon, Apple is rumored to possibly have a CDMA version of the iPhone in June time frame. The CDMA version might head to Verizon Wireless, which currently has over 90 million subscribers.
With more choices to consumers, the competition landscape will change for the better. AT&T is working feverishly with Apple to further reduce strain on its network. AT&T is ramping to increase capacity of its network in an effort to ease user complains, according to the WSJ.
AT&T reportedly flew its people to Apple’s California offices to give Apple designers a crash course in wireless networking, which ended up in regular meetings between the two parties. As a result, the WSJ report says iPhones put less load on AT&T’s network when they need to find the closest cell tower or check for text messages.
AT&T is also launching a so-called “100-day network improvement plan”, where it added new network spectrum to help with traffic handling and repositioned antennas in many locations to aid reception in office towers.
In addition to working with Apple, AT&T reportedly made improvements to its network as well. Part of a so-called 100-day network improvement plan, AT&T added new network spectrum to help with traffic handling and repositioned antennas in many locations to aid reception in office towers.