AT&T has officially released a statement about why some users have been experiencing sub-par (and we do mean sub-par) upload speeds over the past several days. The statement reads:
“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 two 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.”
So there you have it, a software issue. Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments.