Sean Reynolds

Where interesting problems
and new ideas are always welcomed



Home Contact About Me Travel Projects Blog Pictures
 
Are your LTE upload speeds actually slower than your 4G upload speeds?
10/3/2012 6:59:00 AM

Are your LTE upload speeds actually slower than your 4G upload speeds?

4G refers to apples half baked but ingenious idea to put two 3G radio's in the iPhone 4S so that they could connect to multiple towers at once and multiplex their data transfer. In a world of multitasking it actually makes a lot of sense. Two separate applications could be using two radio's at once and both have full speed 3G connection.

Especially in a world where multiple cores are doing many things behind the scenes this makes a lot of sense. I'm not sure why they dont extend this even for 4G? They should let all three radios be used by different processes. They are after all 4 resources that just want to be consumed.

But back to the point, I'm finding that in areas where AT&T has spotty coverage my 4G upload is actually faster. This is a big problem for a lot of internet traffic since TCPIP is very "Chatty" it requires quick communication both Up and Down.

So is this a Saint Louis thing or is this what everyone is experiencing?