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How to Spot Sprint Antennas and RRUs (Samsung)

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Samsung Network Vision equipment are highly distinct and fairly easy to spot compared to the equipment that other vendors are deploying. Sprint is Samsung's first extremely massive American contract (baring Clearwire) so there  should be no issues in confusing these equipment for another carrier which happens often with Ericsson NV equipment.

 

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Below are images of Samsung equipment which includes antennas, remote radio units, base stations, and their mounting configurations. 

 

Samsung antenna with eSMR 800 RRU & PCS 1900 RRU

 

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A close look at a Samsung setup

 

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A narrow beam setup

 

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High Capacity Site with 2 Antennas & 3 RRUs (2x PCS & 1x SMR).

Second antenna is PCS only for now.

 

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Canadian IBEZ (NO SMR)

 

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Special Case PCS Only Setup for Canadian IBEZ

 

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Close up of standard antenna connectors 

 

 

 

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Samsung Cabinets

 

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Powerpoint slides from Samsung / Sprint

*disclaimer - all  powerpoint diagrams and images were found through public municipality online databases and is by no means misappropriated through malicious means*

*Credit goes to those whom took pictures of these equipment. You know who you are*

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If you go to the members forum and look under the minnesota NV section, I posted a ton of pics of up close samsung equipment when they were doing the tower by my house. They built it on the ground before putting it on the tower. If you's like to, feel free to use any of those images. It's even 800mhz ready so it looks a little different.

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If you go to the members forum and look under the minnesota NV section, I posted a ton of pics of up close samsung equipment when they were doing the tower by my house. They built it on the ground before putting it on the tower. If you's like to, feel free to use any of those images. It's even 800mhz ready so it looks a little different.

I'll keep that in mind. Using mostly images from michigan and the in progress threads.

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Should all be the same, except for the 800mhz antennas.

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Pretty sure the antennas are the same. Contemplating if I should put the PCS only setups Samsung has in the Canadian IBEZ as well.

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Glad to see this. Definitely helps to know what I'm looking for.

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Im in  a samsung market here in Utah. Can you explain the antenna you circled in green? It would help me in my hunting? And thanks for this thread it is great info and very clear images!

Thanks

 

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Im in  a samsung market here in Utah. Can you explain the antenna you circled in green? It would help me in my hunting? And thanks for this thread it is great info and very clear images!

Thanks.

 

Legacy panels 

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Im in a samsung market here in Utah. Can you explain the antenna you circled in green? It would help me in my hunting? And thanks for this thread it is great info and very clear images!

Thanks

 

 

The green circled panels are legacy PCS panels. Sprint has used dozen of different legacy panels over the years. They can look like anything, really.

 

Robert from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta

 

 

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Thanks, that is what i thought they were. Most of the legacy panels I have seen here dont look anywhere near that good so I was not sure. 

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Sprint is not samsungs first us deployment. . Clearwire has lots of samsung gear deployed. .

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Sprint is not samsungs first us deployment. . Clearwire has lots of samsung gear deployed. .

 

*edited to refer to the fact it's the first major deployment for any of the big 4.

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Hmm...Clearwire was not a major deployment? I'll be damned.

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Hmm...Clearwire was not a major deployment? I'll be damned.

 

Well massive for Clearwire, I would agree. Massive in terms of what's been going on with the big 4... not really in my opinion but I will edit to provide additional clarity.

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Hmm...Clearwire was not a major deployment? I'll be damned.

 

Clearwire doesn't count.  Everyone knows that.  Just like everyone knows mules have great senses of humor!  Get back to that hotel bar!!!

 

Robert

 

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*Added images of the PCS only panels that Sprint is using in the Canadian IBEZ

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I never knew you could FF to a specific time on a YouTube clip.  That's neat.  Thanks!

 

Robert

http://youtubetime.com/

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how do i get the player window  to post?

 

It will embed automatically.  However, I don't think it liked your extra code at the end to skip to a certain scene.

 

Robert

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I always have to be the MEDIA tags with the [ and ] symbols around it as it never wants to imbed for me.

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Where is the ACU? inside the panel??

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Where is the ACU? inside the panel??

 

The Powerwave brands I've seen have them internally in the radome. Some of the pics of the various antennas in the OP you can see the ACUs.

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