AT&T(s t) had quite the Super Bowl. At the game AT&T’s networks carried 215 GB of traffic, placed 74,204 phone calls and transmitted 722,296 SMS messages, according to its public policy blog. AT&T reported no problems in handling the traffic and had, in fact, been prepping for game day by adding permanent and temporary capacity. But in what is now becoming a common refrain, AT&T used the event to lobby regulators for more spectrum.
Here’s an excerpt from the post, written by AT&T VP Joan Marsh:
As the mobile broadband data revolution continues, the urgency for new spectrum allocations continues to grow. Despite the National Broadband Plan’s laudable spectrum goals, we have not had a major spectrum auction since 2008 (the 700 MHz auction) and no major auctions are currently scheduled. The spectrum legislation currently being considered by Congress has never been more essential. And as we have…
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