Here are the Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Network Vision equipment for Sprint. Their equipment consists of 2x base stations, 6 or 9 Remote Radio Unit (RRU) setups, and 1 standard NV antenna of with connectors on the bottom (4x PCS, 2x SMR).
Below are images of Alcatel-Lucent equipment. In these images, you will find Alcatel-Lucent base stations, Sprint Network Vision antennas, PCS 1900 & SMR 800 RRUs, and their configurations.
Alcatel-Lucent 4x40w 25 MHz PCS 1900 B25 RRUs (Panasonic) [old]
Alcatel-Lucent 4x45w 1900 MHz B25 RRU
ALU 2x50w B26 800 MHz RRU [KMW Communications]
Older Panasonic Setup [4x40w 25 MHz B25]
Standard Alcatel-Lucent Setup
Utilizes 2x50w 800 MHz B26 RRU and 4x45w 1900 MHz B25 RRU and compatible antennas.
Closer Look at the connectors on the bottom of the antennas
Special Case Mexican IBEZ Setup
Note the lack of 800 MHz RRUs though the antennas are capable of 800 MHz.
High Capacity Setup
High Capacity no SMR 800 IBEZ setup
* Credits go to those whom took the images of these equipment. You know who you are."
Intel modems will never fully catch up to Qualcomm modems because of a few technologies/patents that are exclusive to Qualcomm.
In my opinion, it’s a shame that Apple isn’t exclusively using Qualcomm modems. Qualcomm’s modems outperform their Intel counterparts by about 15% at any given signal level, draw roughly 30% less power, and include a several technologies (which the Intel modems do not) that improve performance by using the assymmetrical paired antennas in the iPhone.
Because Apple thinks that they're asking too much for their patents and that the patents are asking for a percentage of the phone price. The more expensive the phone even if that is due to more memory or bigger screen, the more money Qualcomm makes even though they don't have anything to do with the components that contribute to the additional cost. Qualcomm is mad because they lost out on the half of the LTE modems that Apple is sourcing from Intel and that Apple is not using their processors instead of building their own. As soon as Intel modems catch up to Qualcomm and include CDMA for Sprint/Verizon, I predict Apple will no longer use Qualcomm. It would not surprise me if after CDMA goes completely away Apple does not start making their own LTE/5G modems or acquire a company.