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02 Felt iPhone Crunch Too

Dan Jones
12/29/2009

3:00 PM -- It turns out that AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) isn't the only carrier that has experienced data-capacity problems due to the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone.

British mobile operator Telefónica UK Ltd. is now admitting that it has had problems dealing with the iPhone data rush. O2 chief executive Ronan Dunne told The Financial Times that iPhone users have strained the firm's London network a number of times in the last six months.

O2 alighted on the same fix as AT&T says it will apply to its NYC network: spending money on backhaul. The company has reportedly invested 30 million pounds ($48 million) in its London network, and 200 extra mobile base stations have been installed. (See AT&T: Don't Choke Us.) — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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