The people AT&T are believed to be quite nervous at this hour.
Although the company is trying desperately to downplay their anxiety, some believe that today’s introduction of multimedia messaging services for Apple’s iPhone could slow or possibly even crash the AT&T network.
A multitude of published reports have indicated that many companies (both large and small) are suspending or delaying the start of their mobile marketing campaigns until after today to avoid giving a push in the midst of a potential blackout.
Preliminary tests at AT&T have indicated a substantial strain on the company’s MMS servers. Starting at 10AM Eastern today, the real thing will roll out. As a result, some industry analysts estimate that traffic on AT&T’s already well-stretched wireless network could see a 40% increase in traffic as iPhone excitedly break in the service.
More than likely, any such concerns about a network crash will prove unecessary. But we’ll keep you updated throughout the day shoudld any confirmed problems arise.