Word on the street is that more iPhone 4 users are complaining about mobile data upload caps (hat tip to Gizmodo). Shocking, isn’t it, that as carrier networks are brought to their knees by massive data consumption, that they would try to dial it back? Expect more.
The users are complaining that AT&T is capping the download speeds to 100Kbit/sec in some regions, predominately New York. I have put a call into AT&T to see if they will comment on this.
This is only the beginning. Expect to see more aggressive “traffic management” from service providers as the smartphones proliferate in the market. As we have analyzed in the Rayno Report sponsored whitepaper, “The Data Deluge,” mobile data consumption is about to take off with the next generation of smartphones, and the problem of managing data consumption will increase by an order of magnitude.