Report: Orange backs off iPhone 3G throttling
Orange's decision to limit the download speed of the iPhone 3G sparked a predictable outcry from French users, and they appear to have produced a retraction from the carrier.
French owners of the iPhone 3G are irate over Orange's practice of capping their 3G download speeds at a rate far slower than what their neighbors can access, but are in for a speed boost.
The carrier has apparently backed off its decision to cap iPhone 3G downloading speeds at 384Kbps, according to a report from France-Info. AppleInsider tracked the furor that arose after French iPhone 3G owners started comparing the speeds of their iPhones with their German neighbors, and discovered that iPhone 3G users on T-Mobile's German network were seeing speeds far greater, up to almost 2Mbps.
France-Info reported that Orange will raise the download speeds to 1Mbps by the middle of September as a result of the outcry, which spanned several French tech-related Web sites.