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Teaser: How does HTC M8 RF performance stack up?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 March 2014 · 20,059 views
Sprint, HTC, M8, FCC, OET
Teaser: How does HTC M8 RF performance stack up? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 5:37 PM MST  

No one is publicly sure what the codenamed HTC M8 will finally be called. HTC One 2, HTC One More, or maybe pull an Apple move and just call it yet again the HTC One. Regardless, all of the big four domestic variants were added to the FCC OET (Office of Engineering an...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part three.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 01 February 2014 · 13,388 views
band 41, TD-LTE, TDD and 1 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part three. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:47 AM MST  

Yes, it has been a while, but welcome to S4GRU's third installment in an ongoing series about the many signal metrics available on those engineering screens hidden inside most mobile devices. Both   part one  and part two  date back to last spring, so check tho...


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Sprint scores an 800 on the LTE!

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 19 December 2013 · 32,686 views
Sprint, Network Vision, LTE 800 and 1 more...
Sprint scores an 800 on the LTE! by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM MST  

As most of our S4GRU readers are aware, Sprint is pursuing a three pronged approach to LTE. Tri band 25/26/41 LTE 1900/800/2600 -- the first two bands operating as FDD in Sprint and Nextel PCS 1900 MHz and SMR 800 MHz spectrum, the last operating as TDD in C...


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Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S4 + 2 = 3?!

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 21 October 2013 · 21,952 views
Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy S4, FCC and 2 more...
Teaser:  Samsung Galaxy S4 + 2 = 3?! by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:55 PM MDT  

Clarification: Many readers seem to be confusing the previously authorized and officially announced tri band Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with this tri band Galaxy S4 reboot, which is full size. The two have quite different model numbers -- the Mini is SPH-L520, whil...


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Teaser: What's this aboot the BlackBerry Z30 being single band, eh?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 30 September 2013 · 13,591 views
Sprint, RIM, BlackBerry, Z30
Teaser: What's this aboot the BlackBerry Z30 being single band, eh? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 4:41 PM MDT  

Phew, what a September it has been for discovery/announcement of new devices likely headed to Sprint! S4GRU staff has been busy keeping a watchful eye on the FCC OET. And in an egalitarian way, we have covered nearly the gamut of mobile operating systems: And...


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Teaser: Megalith, megahertz...Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 13 September 2013 · 18,862 views
Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy, Mega and 2 more...
Teaser: Megalith, megahertz...Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 3:15 PM MDT  

The teaser articles continue. But this is a big one -- in a quite literal way.

The presumed Sprint variant Samsung Galaxy Note 3 passed through the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) on Wednesday this week. We have an article already started on i...


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For Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one is the loneliest number

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 13 September 2013 · 27,094 views
Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy, Note 3 and 2 more...
For Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one is the loneliest number by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:40 PM MDT  

S4GRU has been on a bit of a roll of late. We had an unusually quiet summer here on The Wall, as our writing staff was frequently away on summer vacation. But we have come back with a vengeance.

Earlier this month, we got the next Nexus handset scoop  on the r...


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Teaser: iPhone gets two new models but no LTE band *trifecta* on Sprint

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 10 September 2013 · 17,392 views
Sprint, Apple, iPhone, 5c, 5s and 1 more...
Teaser:  iPhone gets two new models but no LTE band *trifecta* on Sprint by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 1:10 PM MDT  

To cut right to the chase, Apple announced at its live event today two new iPhone models: high end iPhone 5S and mid range iPhone 5C. Both are coming to Sprint and both support Sprint LTE -- but only dual band Sprint LTE. The new crop of iPhone models for th...


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Teaser: Is the LG D820 the Nexus 5???

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 05 September 2013 · 28,519 views
Sprint, LG, D820, FCC, OET and 2 more...
Teaser:  Is the LG D820 the Nexus 5??? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:33 PM MDT  

About a month ago, our FCC OET reporter, Josh McDaniel, noted that a mystery handset, the LG D820, came and went from the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology). Its authorizations were uploaded, then quickly rescinded, citing confidentiality reasons...


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Bande à part: LG G2 is the first announced Sprint tri band LTE handset

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 02 September 2013 · 18,005 views
Sprint, LG, G2, FCC, OET and 1 more...
Bande à part:  LG G2 is the first announced Sprint tri band LTE handset by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:35 AM MDT  

Welcome back from summer vacation. The S4GRU writing staff, too, has returned and is ready to catch up on some of the developments from over the last two or three months.

In late July, Sprint released two tri band LTE mobile hotspots and one tri band LTE US...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part two.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 08 May 2013 · 24,661 views
band class 0, band class 10 and 1 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part two. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 12:35 PM MDT  

Welcome back to S4GRU's continuing series focused on understanding many of the signal metrics displayed on your devices' engineering screens. If you missed part one  a few weeks ago, that is a good place to start for background info.

Last time out, we covered 3GPP2...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part one.

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 23 April 2013 · 24,205 views
band class 1, band 25 and 2 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Interpreting your engineering screen. Part one. by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 6:29 AM MDT  

A significant piece of S4GRU's educational mission is helping our readers understand what goes on behind the scenes and underneath the hood in the operation of a wireless network.  This often requires getting readers to access internal engineering (or debug) scre...


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(UPDATED) A short time from now in a Galaxy not far away...

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 27 March 2013 · 29,984 views
Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy S4, FCC and 1 more...
(UPDATED) A short time from now in a Galaxy not far away... by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:10 AM MDT  

Update: The Samsung review embargo has been lifted overnight, and Galaxy S4 reviews are being published around the Web today. Thanks to one of our favorite, highly thorough reviewers, Brian Klug at AnandTech , we can confirm that the Galaxy S4 follows the recent H...


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(UPDATED) All for HTC One, HTC One for all?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 22 February 2013 · 45,804 views
Sprint, HTC, One, FCC, OET
(UPDATED) All for HTC One, HTC One for all? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 2:55 PM MST  

Update:  Many hands on reviews of the HTC One are emerging this week.  Courtesy of Engadget , we can report that the Sprint variant is one of the very first Sprint LTE handsets to include a removable micro-SIM.  Removable SIM cards have long been part of the Netwo...


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(UPDATED) Sprint-USCC spectrum deal: Sprint gets 20 MHz broader in the "City of Broad Shoulders"

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 07 November 2012 · 22,879 views
Sprint, USCC, Chicago, St. Louis and 1 more...
(UPDATED) Sprint-USCC spectrum deal: Sprint gets 20 MHz broader in the "City of Broad Shoulders" by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 1:10 PM MST  

Update:  Six weeks later, Sprint and U.S. Cellular have finally filed their PCS 1900 MHz license assignment applications in the FCC ULS database.  From the filing, we have learned that USCC will not relinquish all of its PCS spectrum in Springfield and Champaign,...






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