These setups consist of a Nokia Mini Macro 2.5 eNB pole mounted on a macro site connected to sector antennas. Each mini macro is capable of up to 40 MHz of total LTE spectrum for 20+20 B41 carrier aggregation and are now being utilized to bring 2.5 on air if 8T8R equipment is unavailable or does not make monetary sense.
Nokia Mini Macro 2.5 Triband Antenna on Ericsson NV Macro
(note decaport triband antenna & Nokia Mini Macro)
Nokia Mini Macro 2.5 on Ericsson NV Macro
(note 2 coax rf jumpers coming off the top of the eNB)
Wow they are really tracking these things.
The speeds are good but there are random times that that my speeds will just drop below 1mbps. When this happens, it will stay like that for a hour or more. This happens maybe 3 or 4 times a day.
I played with one in the store a week or so ago. It felt very nice in hand, and it seemed very fast. I haven't been following the news on the phone to look for issues and real user feedback. I'll try to find the Reddit thread when I have a few minutes.