AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent identify throttling defect

AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent announced they have identified a flaw that impacts uplink performance on HSUPA-enabled wireless devices. Discovered about a month ago, the software defect throttles upload speeds to 100 Kbps under certain conditions. "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 2 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," according to an official statement from the companies. Article

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