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IPhone Congestion: Verizon and AT&T’s answer is underground

We all know how busy the AT&T network gets — causing iPhone congestion — but there could be a light at the end of the tunnel. Time Warner Cable Inc. is in the process of pitching an idea to both AT&T and Verizon Wireless — allowing them to use underground cables to carry mobile calls along with web domains; this will then help to ease congestion.

The iPhone is the biggest culprit when it comes to an overuse of data, so this wireless backhaul could be the answer — if AT&T and Verizon go for it. Cable is the fastest growing business for Time Warner and could help them achieve $3.6 billion in 2012, according to Business Week.

Smartphone use in the U.S. has grown by 700 percent over the past four years — with mobile-data doubling each year. This has been spurred on by the huge amount of smartphones being released, such as the Apple iPhone, Google Android, RIM’s Blackberry amongst others. Users are able to download music, apps and games — all are demanding on the network.

Both AT&T and Verizon have declined to comment, but Business Week says that Backhaul is not a cure to the problem — the answer is for the FCC to release more airwaves.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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