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nexgencpu    3,933

Yes it can do 3xca. Thos sites can only do 3carriers. Where the full build sites that cost more can do up to 6 carriers

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Mini macros are limited to 2xCA.
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RAvirani    759

Yes it can do 3xca. Thos sites can only do 3carriers. Where the full build sites that cost more can do up to 6 carriers

 

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No, mini macros are limited to 2 carriers and 2xCA.

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nexgencpu    3,933

Ok, got it thanks ... one thing I noticed when I had the s6 edge plus lots of drops to 3G .. now with the galaxy s8 I'm able to hold on to b25 a lot longer which in these areas I'm not dropping to 3G anymore .. is this just the s8 RF performance

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Combination of better radio+upgrades and alot of good optimization work they have put in..
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RAvirani    759

Ok, got it thanks ... one thing I noticed when I had the s6 edge plus lots of drops to 3G .. now with the galaxy s8 I'm able to hold on to b25 a lot longer which in these areas I'm not dropping to 3G anymore .. is this just the s8 RF performance

 

 

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Possibly although Sprint has been decreasing Qrxlevmin values across the country. My city used to be -120 for B25 and -122 for B41 although now it’s -124 for B25 and -128 for B41.

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tyroned3222    257

Combination of better radio+upgrades and alot of good optimization work they have put in..

Okay mini Marco limited to 2xca .. which is still plenty .. if additional capacity is needed the site will need a visit and new equipment ?

 

 

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RAvirani    759

Okay mini Marco limited to 2xca .. which is still plenty .. if additional capacity is needed the site will need a visit and new equipment ?

 

 

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A site visit will be necessary to add more than 2 B41 carriers although PCS spectrum can be refarmed to LTE remotely.

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tyroned3222    257

A site visit will be necessary to add more than 2 B41 carriers although PCS spectrum can be refarmed to LTE remotely.

Great feedback ! So, I'm guessing since sprint wants to be more cost effective ..most of the build out in El Paso will be with mini Marcos ... and now having 2xca on b25 it should help with capacity issues

 

 

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RAvirani    759

Great feedback ! So, I'm guessing since sprint wants to be more cost effective ..most of the build out in El Paso will be with mini Marcos ... and now having 2xca on b25 it should help with capacity issues

 

 

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Yep. You’ll probably have 40 MHz of B41 and 10 MHz FDD or 15 MHz FDD on B25 online. Watch for more/wider B25 carriers. A lot of markets (mine included) are planned to go to 15x15 B25 late this year.

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tyroned3222    257

Yep. You’ll probably have 40 MHz of B41 and 10 MHz FDD or 15 MHz FDD on B25 online. Watch for more/wider B25 carriers. A lot of markets (mine included) are planned to go to 15x15 B25 late this year.

Yup, I'll keep a look out .. I don't know if sprint swapped that much In El Paso, but would be nice

 

 

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RAvirani    759

Yup, I'll keep a look out .. I don't know if sprint swapped that much In El Paso, but would be nice

 

 

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Keep in mind it may not be 15x15 contiguous - it could be a 5x5 and a 10x10. Sprint has done this is Los Angeles and parts of Illinois amongst other areas.

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tyroned3222    257

Keep in mind it may not be 15x15 contiguous - it could be a 5x5 and a 10x10. Sprint has done this is Los Angeles and parts of Illinois amongst other areas.

Once they shut off cdma .. I believe they can do contiguous

 

 

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Tengen31    377

Keep in mind it may not be 15x15 contiguous - it could be a 5x5 and a 10x10. Sprint has done this is Los Angeles and parts of Illinois amongst other areas.

El paso only can do 10x10 plus 5x5 once CDMA is Gone. Their already swapped with TMobile.

 

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tyroned3222    257

El paso only can do 10x10 plus 5x5 once CDMA is Gone. Their already swapped with TMobile.

 

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So, for now El Paso will stay at b25 2xca ?

 

 

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RAvirani    759

So, for now El Paso will stay at b25 2xca ?

 

 

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Yeah I just checked you guys are going to stay at 10 MHz FDD on B25 for the foreseeable future.

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tyroned3222    257

Yeah I just checked you guys are going to stay at 10 MHz FDD on B25 for the foreseeable future.

Which is fine .. the issue I have are with the the b25 small cells sprint has added to

Expand the footprint ..

One of them serves a busy area and it doesn't seem to have the b25 2xca on it ..

Hope they can upgrade that small cell.. although it is unlikely

 

 

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tyroned3222    257

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This is band 41 site progress for EOY 2017 for both El Paso n Albuquerque. Broken down into Quarters

 

 

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Dkoellerwx    7,908

This is band 41 site progress for EOY 2017 for both El Paso n Albuquerque. Broken down into Quarters

 

 

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How did you get that?

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tyroned3222    257

How did you get that?

I'm in contact with the director of RF ENG for the SW US...

 

 

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jroepcke51    938

ef659f9141c5309e5abda0a6e0999383.jpg

 

 

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I like how they will have band 41 for balloon fiesta on the north side.

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tyroned3222    257

How did you get that?

i got more info, but I don't know if I can post it on here being that you guys have a sponsor section I don't wanna break any Guidelines

 

 

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Dkoellerwx    7,908

i got more info, but I don't know if I can post it on here being that you guys have a sponsor section I don't wanna break any Guidelines

 

 

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You are welcome to post the information here. If it is determined to be sensitive, it may be moved. But we'll let you know first.

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tyroned3222    257
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You are welcome to post the information here. If it is determined to be sensitive, it may be moved. But we'll let you know first.

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Blue triangles existing sites

Pink crosses = planned sites for upgrade to LTE plus in the next 12-18 months

 

 

 

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Dkoellerwx    7,908

Blue triangles existing sites

Pink crosses = planned sites for upgrade to LTE plus in the next 12-18 months

 

 

 

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The pluses appear to be new sites, as they are not currently part of the network according to the data we have. 

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tyroned3222    257

The pluses appear to be new sites, as they are not currently part of the network according to the data we have.

Correct

 

 

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