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Sur la tablet: Apple iPad 4, iPad mini add Sprint LTE support

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 23 October 2012 · 21,435 views
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Sur la tablet: Apple iPad 4, iPad mini add Sprint LTE support by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:05 PM MDT  

Over the past six months, Apple's iPad 3 has racked up millions of sales, yet Google's (and Asus') Nexus 7 and Microsoft's Surface tablets have grabbed the headlines over the summer and into the fall.  Yesterday, Apple struck back by not only rol...


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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Big enough for everything (except SVDO)

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 05 October 2012 · 27,815 views
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Big enough for everything (except SVDO) by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 2:00 PM MDT  

Earlier this week, the Samsung SPH-L900 authorization filing  hit the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) database.  Judging by the handset's expansive 150 mm x 80 mm dimensions, S4GRU firmly expects this device to be the upcoming Sprint version of the...


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NewCo needs to drop some of the PCS from MetroPCS

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 04 October 2012 · 11,950 views
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NewCo needs to drop some of the PCS from MetroPCS by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM MDT  

Unless you have been under a telecom rock the past 48 hours -- or stuck in the boonies with only a GSM device (I kid, I kid) -- you have read that T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have agreed in principle to a complicated reverse merger arrangement that would create a combi...


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Can toggling airplane mode actually improve your 3G data speeds?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 13 August 2012 · 20,655 views
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Can toggling airplane mode actually improve your 3G data speeds? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, August 17, 2012 - 1:14 PM MDT  

CDMA1X and EV-DO carrier channels are shared resources.  In CDMA1X, many subscribers share the same carrier channel, their individual traffic kept theoretically orthogonal by code division.  Likewise, in EV-DO, individual traffic is separated by time division.  But w...


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(UPDATED) LG Eclipse 4G casts an early shadow

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 10 August 2012 · 16,177 views
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(UPDATED) LG Eclipse 4G casts an early shadow by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, August 10, 2012 - 6:54 PM MDT  

Update:  The previously dubbed LG Eclipse is being released November 11 as the Optimus G.  Additionally, the LTE 1900 EIRP figures that were missing from the original FCC filing were added six weeks later in a Class II Permissive Change  application.  Max LTE 1900 EI...


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RSSI vs RSRP: A Brief LTE Signal Strength Primer

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 16 July 2012 · 155,468 views
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RSSI vs RSRP: A Brief LTE Signal Strength Primer by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 1:40 AM MDT  

As Sprint LTE 1900 has become live and discoverable in numerous markets over this past weekend, some of our readers, especially those who are using Android 4.0 ICS based ROMs, have expressed concern at the seemingly low signal levels that they have encountered.  For e...


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Fire Photon torpedoes! Motorola Photon Q hits the FCC OET

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 July 2012 · 11,305 views
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Fire Photon torpedoes! Motorola Photon Q hits the FCC OET by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 2:54 PM MDT  

S4GRU continues with the third in a series of short articles on the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) authorization filings for "tentpole" devices headed to Sprint's upcoming Network Vision enhanced LTE overlay.  Over the past few months, we ha...


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(UPDATED) Samsung Galaxy S3 passes FCC muster, launch imminent?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 01 June 2012 · 29,391 views
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(UPDATED) Samsung Galaxy S3 passes FCC muster, launch imminent? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 11:58 PM MDT  

Update:  Sprint has scheduled an exclusive Samsung event  for the evening of June 12 in Boston.  It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S3 coming out party has been set.

Just as the HTC EVO 4G LTE is setting up for its delayed national street date tomorrow June 2, it may...


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HTC EVO 4G LTE tech details revealed in FCC OET filing

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 12 April 2012 · 18,010 views
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HTC EVO 4G LTE tech details revealed in FCC OET filing by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 2:55 PM MDT  


A few weeks ago, S4GRU was the first to bring you the news of the HTC codenamed "Jet"  that was recently unveiled as the HTC EVO 4G LTE  headed to Sprint this summer.  Today, the EVO 4G LTE applications  hit the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology...


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S4GRU first to capture Sprint LTE live in the wild!

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd, Author: Robert Herron 06 April 2012 · 14,419 views
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S4GRU first to capture Sprint LTE live in the wild! by Andrew J. Shepherd and Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:20 PM MDT  

Today, S4GRU brings you the wireless equivalent of the much sought after paparazzi photo of the newborn celebrity baby.  In an S4GRU exclusive, here is the first published look at a live Sprint LTE signal.

Sprint recently lit up a cluster of Network...


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(UPDATED) PRL builders and network spelunkers pay heed; Sprint CDMA1X 800 channels and SIDs revealed

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 22 March 2012 · 10,461 views
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(UPDATED) PRL builders and network spelunkers pay heed; Sprint CDMA1X 800 channels and SIDs revealed by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint  4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:50 AM MDT  

Update 2:  See below for potentially all SMR 800 MHz SIDs.

Two weeks ago, S4GRU reported  that the FCC had just issued a proposed rulemaking  that would officially allow Sprint to launch non iDEN, wideband operations (CDMA1X and/or LTE) in its rebanded SMR 800...


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HTC EVO successor to "Jet" onto the scene June 10th

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 18 March 2012 · 33,158 views
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HTC EVO successor to "Jet" onto the scene June 10th by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:15 AM MDT  

But wait, there's more!  Obtained from the same internal Sprint sources that allowed S4GRU to break the news earlier this weekend of the April 15th launches for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus  and LG Viper , is intriguing info about a third LTE handset, the HTC code...


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FCC ready to give Sprint official go ahead on SMR 800 MHz wideband operation

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 09 March 2012 · 10,817 views
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FCC ready to give Sprint official go ahead on SMR 800 MHz wideband operation by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint  4G Rollout Updates
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 1:15 PM MST  

Sprint may soon be gaining some clarity regarding its Network Vision plans to deploy CDMA1X Advanced to replace Nextel iDEN in its rebanded SMR 800 MHz spectrum.  The FCC today announced a proposed rulemaking  that would explicitly allow SMR 800 MHz licensees (e.g. S...


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Could tax relief legislation allow Sprint to add an "H" to its PCS alphabet?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 22 February 2012 · 7,710 views
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Could tax relief legislation allow Sprint to add an "H" to its PCS alphabet? by  Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint  4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 4:20 PM MST  

While the name of the bill might seem to suggest otherwise, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012  currently working its way through Congress contains several provisions that have direct bearing on the wireless industry.

One, it assigns di...


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Clearwire releases 4th quarter 2011 results, talks about TD-LTE

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 15 February 2012 · 3,026 views
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Clearwire releases 4th quarter 2011 results, talks about TD-LTE by  Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint  4G Rollout Updates
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 4:45 PM MST  

Clearwire released its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results  in a conference call with investors, analysts, and the media this afternoon.  S4GRU was on the call to bring you this report.

Clearwire highlighted its 8-K report with the following statistics...