Hot on the heels of a patent victory for Apple, in the form of ownership of the design of the device, comes news of yet another Apple patent, and this one may have lifted the curtain– if only a tiny bit– on the inevitable iPhone 6. On Tuesday, the U.S.
AT&T is going to extra lengths to make sure their network runs smoothly for iPhone-toting attendees to this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The company has been working with SXSW organizers to make sure they're ready for the legions of iPhone-clad show-goers.
One of the things they're doing differently is deploying a Distributed Antenna System, which packs the punch of 50 antenna nodes. They also beefed up cell sites, and rolled in three mobile temporary ones. Last but not least, they have upped their backhaul significantly. "Compared with last year, we have added fiber-optic connections to more than quadruple the backhaul capacity of each of the eight cell sites that serve the event area, and temporary sites will also be served by extensive backhaul."