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THIRD ROUND MARKETS (30):
Below are markets that are in the Third Round, with scheduled starts from December 2012 to May 2013. However, some markets with GMO sites have started a little earlier.

 

 

Updated as of  Friday, March 6, 2015.

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FOURTH ROUND MARKETS (27):
Below are markets that are in the Fourth Round, with scheduled starts from June 2013 to December 2013. However, some markets with GMO sites have started a little earlier.

 

 

Updated as of  Friday, March 6, 2015.

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MARKET LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT (96):
Sprint will be showing LTE coverage on their maps and announcing a market launched when it reaches ~40%-50% deployment and the major communities within a market have reached substantial coverage.

Markets where market has been announced live by Sprint (96):

  • 7/15/2012 (5)
    Atlanta/Athens, DFW, Houston, Kansas, San Antonio
  • 8/30/2012 (1)
    Baltimore
  • 11/26/2012 (1)
    Shentel
  • 12/12/2012 (2)
    Chicago, Indianapolis
  • 1/28/2013 (3)
    Boston, Ft. Wayne/South Bend, Austin
  • 3/4/2013 (1)
    PR/VI
  • 4/18/2013 (4)
    Charlotte, LA Metro, Memphis, Norfolk
  • 6/17/2013 (4)
    Miami/West Palm, New Orleans, Raleigh/Durham, Tampa
  • 7/30/2013 (5)
    Jacksonville, Nashville, Oregon/SW Washington, Philadelphia Metro, West Michigan
  • 9/16/2013 (3)
    Louisiana, Oklahoma, West Texas
  • 10/31/2013  (9)
    East Kentucky, East Texas, Georgia, Inland Northwest, New York City, Orange County, South Carolina, Southern Connecticut, The Panhandle
  • 12/15/2013  (11)
    Alabama, Arkansas, Dakotas, East Iowa, Idaho, Missouri, North Wisconsin, Orlando, San Diego, Upstate NY East, West Kentucky
  • 1/27/2014  (7)
    Gulf Coast, Milwaukee, Mississippi, Providence, South Texas, Utah, West Virginia
  • 2/21/2014  (5)
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  • 3/17/2014  (4)
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    Albuquerque, Central Illinois, Cincinnati, Columbus, Colorado, Las Vegas, North LA, Richmond, SF Bay, Upper Central Valley, Washington DC
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Waiting to be launched:  Southern Virginia, Swiftel, Western Pennsylvania

 

 

NETWORK VISION COMPLETE (28):
These are markets 100% complete with physical Network Vision upgrades.  Does not necessarily include LTE.

Markets complete with Network Vision Deployment (28):

  • Ft. Wayne/South Bend - Complete August 2013
  • PR/VI - Complete August 2013
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  • East Iowa - Complete November 2013
  • Dakotas - Complete December 2013
  • Chicago - Complete December 2013
  • San Antonio - Complete December 2013
  • Rochester - Complete January 2014
  • Inland Northwest - Complete January 2014
  • West Michigan - Complete January 2014
  • South Carolina - Complete January 2014
  • Central Illinois - Complete February 2014
  • Milwaukee - February 2014
  • East Michigan - March 2014
  • Winston/Salem - Complete March 2014
  • Arkansas - Complete March 2014
  • Idaho - Complete March 2014
  • Toledo - Complete April 2014
  • Utah - Complete April 2014
  • Central Iowa - Complete April 2014
  • West Iowa/Nebraska - April 2014
  • Upstate NY Central - April 2014
  • Buffalo - Complete May 2014
  • Memphis - Complete May 2014
  • Columbus - Complete August 2014
  • Cincinnati - Complete August 2014
  • Minnesota - Complete August 2014

 

Updated as of  Friday, March 6, 2015.

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Definitions:

  • Status:  This is the current deployment state of the market.  A full build site is a site that will receive all equipment (including LTE) at initial deployment.  A GMO site is a Ground Mount Site, which initially only goes live with 3G and may not have LTE for some time.  In most Third and Fourth Round markets, GMO sites were started 6-12 months early.
  • NV Sites Accepted: This is the percentage of sites in the market that have have received any Network Vision upgrades.  This is within the entire market boundaries, not just the named city.  Markets often extend far out past the suburbs and include rural communities up to a hundred miles or more away.
  • LTE Sites Accepted: This is the percentage of sites in the market that have have received LTE upgrades.  This is within the entire market boundaries, not just the named city.  Markets often extend far out past the suburbs and include rural communities up to a hundred miles or more away.
  • Original Schedule Completion: This is the month or quarter that the original baseline schedule had planned for all sites to be Network Vision converted within the market.
  • LTE Launched: This is the month Sprint officially launched LTE service in the market. A market launch is usually just a press release, as Sprint has completed sites and made them active well before launch.
  • Anticipated LTE Launch: This is an estimate by S4GRU based on the current production rate of a market and how LTE coverage is filling out.
  • Current Production Rate Completion: This metric is often misunderstood.  This is not when the market will be complete.  It is more a measurement of how fast they are working this month in a specific market.  Production rates can vary wildly from one month to the next.  This date essentially says when the market is expected to be 100% complete with all Network Vision upgrades, based on their current rate of production in that market. Note this has nothing to do with a market having 100% coverage. 100% coverage typically occurs around 50%-60% completion. Note that even Verizon does not have any markets with 100% site conversion.
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Atlanta/Athens

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 99.2%
LTE Launched = July 15, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = December 2012
Substantial Completion = February 2014

Complete = December 2016

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Austin

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 99%
LTE Launched = January 28, 2013

Original Scheduled Completion = May 2013
Substantial Completion = May 2014
Complete = Spring 2017

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Baltimore

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 98%
LTE Launched = August 30, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = December 2012
Substantial Completion = January 2015

Complete = October 2017

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Boston

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Substantially Complete/1 Site Remaining
NV Sites Accepted = 99.9%

LTE Sites Accepted = 97%
LTE Launched = January 28, 2013 (Cape Cod launched 9/24/2012, New Bedford/Fall River 10/22/2012, Peabody 11/26/2012)

Original Scheduled Completion = February 2013
Substantial Completion = August 2014

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Central Jersey

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 94%
LTE Launched = July 30, 2014

Original Scheduled Completion = February 2013
Substantial Completion = August 2015

Complete = Summer 2017 

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Chicago

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 99%
LTE Launched = December 18, 2012 (Lake Co. launched 9/24/2012, Chicagoland Exurbs 10/22/2012)

Original Scheduled Completion = December 2012
Complete = November 2013

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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DFW (Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 99.5%
LTE Launched = July 15, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = November 2012
Substantial Completion = August 2014
Complete = Fall 2016

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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Houston

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 99.3%
LTE Launched = July 15, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = February 2013
Substantial Completion = August 2014
NV Complete = Summer 2016

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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Kansas (Kansas City/Wichita/Topeka)

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete/LTE Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 100%
LTE Launched = July 15, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = December 2012
Substantial Completion = April 2014
NV Complete = Fall 2016
LTE Complete = Summer 2017

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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LA Metro (Los Angeles/Long Beach)

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Substantially Complete/Difficult Sites Remaining
NV Sites Accepted = 95%

LTE Sites Accepted = 92%
LTE Launched = April 18, 2013

Original Scheduled Completion = January 2013
Substantial Completion = October 2015

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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New York City (NYC/Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley)

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Substantially Complete/Difficult Sites Remaining
NV Sites Accepted = 95%

LTE Sites Accepted = 92%
LTE Launched = October 31, 2013 (Bronx & Brooklyn launched 7/24/2013)

Original Scheduled Completion = May 2013
Substantial Completion = January 2016

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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San Antonio

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete/LTE Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 100%
LTE Launched = July 15, 2012

Original Scheduled Completion = October 2012
NV Complete = December 2013
LTE Complete = Summer 2017

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/1/2017
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SF Bay

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 98%
LTE Launched = September 9, 2014  (North Bay launched 12/2012, East Bay 2/2013)

Original Scheduled Completion = July 2013
NV Complete = Summer 2016

Edited by S4GRU
Updated 11/2/2017
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Washington DC

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Languishing
NV Sites Accepted = 91%

LTE Sites Accepted = 68%
LTE Launched = September 9, 2014 (Northern MD Suburbs launched 7/2014)

Original Scheduled Completion = January 2013
Current Production Rate Completion = December 2015

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Charlotte

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Substantially Complete/Problem Sites Remaining

NV Sites Accepted = 99%

LTE Sites Accepted = 91%
LTE Launched = April 18, 2013 (Asheville launched 3/4/2013)

Original Scheduled Completion = December 2012
Substantial Completion = March 2014

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East Michigan

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete/LTE Deployment Continues

NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 90%
LTE Launched = February 21, 2014 (Flint/Saginaw launched 7/2013, Adrian launched 10/2013, Midland/Owosso 1/2014)

Original Scheduled Completion = September 2013
Complete = March 2014

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Ft. Wayne/South Bend

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete/LTE Deployment Continues
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 97%
LTE Launched = January 28, 2013 (South Bend launched 11/26/2012)

Original Scheduled Completion = April 2013
Complete = August 2013

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Indianapolis

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Complete/LTE Deployment Continues
NV Sites Accepted = 100%

LTE Sites Accepted = 93%
LTE Launched = December 18, 2012 (Anderson/Muncie launched 11/26/2012)

Original Scheduled Completion = May 2013
Complete = January 2014

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Jacksonville

Status:  LTE Launched/NV Upgrades Substantially Complete/Difficult Sites Remaining
NV Sites Accepted = 98%

LTE Sites Accepted = 97%
LTE Launched = July 30, 2013 (Gainesville/Palatka launched 6/2013)

Original Scheduled Completion = March 2013
Substantial Completion = July 2014

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    • Okay so I managed to make it out to that other wireline mobilitie site today(or yesterday lol whatever haha) It was getting dark so my photos are not the best but here is what I have. (Btw I also included some of the development going on in this area that may have been reason Sprint decided to locate a small cell here. That and well, its pretty close to Ford Field, Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena.) Again, sorry for the poor lighting but this is definitely another small cell connected by wire-line as apposed to relay. The last few images are construction for a massive development from Bedrock, which is affiliated with Rocket Fiber.(Both part of quicken loans if that matters) They could be providing the backhaul but unfortunately due to lighting the only wire-line on the utility poles i could spot with a name was Comcast; that's not to say there were many other lines on the utility poles. It was just to dark to spot. Anyway;  here it is:  https://imgur.com/a/HTaHdmD Any thoughts? 
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