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MacRumors
Jun 27, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Over the weekend some newly leaked AT&T documents generated some interest about references to possible LTE-based iPads. iFans (http://www.ifans.com/blog/24985/) first wrote about the possibilities. The references, however, were rather vague and the dates were also in question. One of their own forum readers dug into the data further and found (http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2694328#post2694328) that the iPad references had nothing to do with LTE-support.AT&T is migrating its' iPad users (and actually has) to this new data billing infrastructure before its' LTE launch - hence, "pre-LTE". A lot of the information in the leak revolves around the core network - billing integration, new load balancers and other hardware in a datacenter (Bothell, Washington to be exact), as well as some information about their first LTE network deployment (in Redmond and surrounding areas) to start in July as a test LTE network.He quotes the relevant segments in the leaked documents and sums it up: "they're moving iPad traffic first over to this new billing and traffic shaping platform."

So, no, the documents don't give any evidence that AT&T is testing LTE-based iOS devices. Apple is certainly working on LTE support in the future, but previous rumors have placed them well into 2012.

Article Link: AT&T Leaks Don't Show iPad LTE Plans (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/27/att-leaks-dont-show-ipad-lte-plans/)



Nicky G
Jun 27, 2011, 11:17 PM
Does anybody know if the AT&T HSPA+ network is widely deployed at this point? If only the iPhone 4 supported HSPA+, I'd be able to test it. Har! Well, maybe iPhone 5 will do HSPA+.

jav6454
Jun 27, 2011, 11:28 PM
Does anybody know if the AT&T HSPA+ network is widely deployed at this point? If only the iPhone 4 supported HSPA+, I'd be able to test it. Har! Well, maybe iPhone 5 will do HSPA+.

HSPA+ is a software update in many cases, but AT&T has not upgraded the backhaul to their towers.... so it's pointless. You won't see the speeds until backhaul is ready... which is taking too dam long.

douglaswilliams
Jun 28, 2011, 07:18 AM
"...their first LTE network deployment (in Redmond and surrounding areas)"...

First LTE deployment...in Redmond! That's hilarious. And it seems like a slap to Apple.

"Hey Steve, you want to do some real world LTE testing with your prototypes? How about taking them up to Redmond?"

TEG
Jun 28, 2011, 02:28 PM
"...their first LTE network deployment (in Redmond and surrounding areas)"...

First LTE deployment...in Redmond! That's hilarious. And it seems like a slap to Apple.

"Hey Steve, you want to do some real world LTE testing with your prototypes? How about taking them up to Redmond?"

Actually, they are likely testing in Redmond, because the headquarters of AT&T Wireless was there, and they are using that location for operations.

TEG

GFLPraxis
Jun 28, 2011, 06:09 PM
Or we can go full circle and come up with a conspiracy involving Nintendo as well.

MNT
Jul 2, 2011, 04:40 PM
"Hey Steve, you want to do some real world LTE testing with your prototypes? How about taking them up to Redmond?"

Or they could test them on Verizon's LTE network in, say, any major city in the United States.

MacNewsFix
Jul 8, 2011, 03:41 PM
Get it rolled out more, then jump to 4G. Also, while 4G is nice, I'd really like less of a hit to battery drain. You can have the fastest cellular data network in the world, but data caps and battery drain can dampen the benefit.

sally456
Jul 11, 2011, 03:45 AM
Hmm, just read that iPhone 5 no 4G LTE due to Size and Cost from phonesreview.co.uk:
http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2011/07/10/iphone-5-no-4g-lte-due-to-size-and-cost/
Bad, I do hope it will have~ :(
How about you?