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#41 4ginnc

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:51 AM

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Well, I know that's true for phones as I've lost discounts on my additional lines over the years.  However, I have a separate hotspot plan that still has the discount as well as my first phone line.  Maybe it's because it's an older 3G only data plan, I don't know.


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#42 Thomas L.

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

I translated it also and was like um??? what the hell


It's a nonsense text - it's made up of Latin words but nonsensical and grammatically incorrect from what I see

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:04 PM

This one site in my area of NYC surely looks like that TD-LTE Sammy setup. It's located in Astoria, on a extremely awkward rooftop, facing a small dead end street on one side, and busy avenue on the other side. But note the panel spacing, with one of the panels totally blasting at the side of the adjacent building! WTF? Would like to know what are the huge wide blocky panels?

 

I've also ran some sweeps, and it looks like that site is broadcasting at the very end of their spectrum, 2669Mhz - 2689Mhz, 20Mhz slice. Seems there is a slight separation at the 10Mhz mark. It also looks like it's completely unloaded, which makes me think it's TD-LTE range. 

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

This one site in my area of NYC surely looks like that TD-LTE Sammy setup. It's located in Astoria, on a extremely awkward rooftop, facing a small dead end street on one side, and busy avenue on the other side. But note the panel spacing, with one of the panels totally blasting at the side of the adjacent building! WTF? Would like to know what are the huge wide blocky panels?

 

I've also ran some sweeps, and it looks like that site is broadcasting at the very end of their spectrum, 2669Mhz - 2689Mhz, 20Mhz slice. Seems there is a slight separation at the 10Mhz mark. It also looks like it's completely unloaded, which makes me think it's TD-LTE range. 

 

 

Those are legacy Samsung wimax RRU's. They're too small and not symmetrical like that of the new dual mode RRUs. The trapezoidal shape of the RRUs behind the antenna is the give away plus the seperation at the 10mhz mark. TD-LTE would be continuous. 

No clue about the fatty antennas but not Sprint to my knowledge. The RRU in your pictures have 4 RF ports hooked up to the 4 RF ports on the antenna. Possibly another carrier or wireless broadband provider?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:19 PM

Ah good to know. Then it looks like WiMax is at the end of the range, although that may vary...

 

On a completely unrelated note, can anyone ID these, they're driving me crazy I can't figure them out:

 
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6 ports at the bottom, no RRU.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:11 PM


Ah good to know. Then it looks like WiMax is at the end of the range, although that may vary...

On a completely unrelated note, can anyone ID these, they're driving me crazy I can't figure them out:

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6 ports at the bottom, no RRU.

Looks like verizon to me.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:16 PM

Looks like verizon to me.

Not a Verizon they look like this: eulaMBA.jpg

 

Is it Metro PCS CDMA/LTE setup? Or some old school ClearWire? It's puzzling with 6 ports at the bottom and no RRU... Cabinets right next to them. Looks legacy to me.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:58 PM

Ah good to know. Then it looks like WiMax is at the end of the range, although that may vary...

On a completely unrelated note, can anyone ID these, they're driving me crazy I can't figure them out:

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6 ports at the bottom, no RRU.

There's some T-Mobile panels that looks like those in Jacksonville Florida. But there's three fat panels instead of two

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:57 PM

Did I spot a TD-LTE basestation?

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Here is a cruddy shot of the tower.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

Not a Verizon they look like this: eulaMBA.jpg

 

Is it Metro PCS CDMA/LTE setup? Or some old school ClearWire? It's puzzling with 6 ports at the bottom and no RRU... Cabinets right next to them. Looks legacy to me.

On your previous photo they look just like the panels vzw uses in most of michigan(excluding the old alltel areas) for evdo and 1x on 850. 

 

Could possibly be metro. I doubt its clearwire.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Looks just like the panels vzw uses in most of michigan(excluding the old alltel areas) for evdo and 1x on 850. 

 

Could possibly be metro. I doubt its clearwire.

The panels I'm trying to ID are these:

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I apologize for off topic.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:30 PM

The panels I'm trying to ID are these:

 

 

 

I apologize for off topic.

Those were what I was referring to, sorry for the confusion.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:31 PM

So, is the official consensus that Samsung that is going to deploy the TD-LTE RRUs for Alcatel-Lucent markets?



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:10 PM

Saw another TD-LTE base station in Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:31 PM

Saw another TD-LTE base station in Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO.

 

TD-LTE and WiMax base stations look the same.  They are not switching out the WiMax base cabinets.  They can LTE to them just fine.

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

TD-LTE and WiMax base stations look the same.  They are not switching out the WiMax base cabinets.  They can LTE to them just fine.

 

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Oh i didnt know that



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:54 PM

Can I get an expert opinion on this Clearwire(maybe) site.

 

It is in Osseo, MN and about 1.5 weeks ago I spotted some workers up on what I believe is the Clearwire rack.

Can any of you experts help identify if these are the new Dual Mode rru's?

 

I apologize for the lack of detail in the pictures, my camcorder has an amazing zoom but doesn't take greatly detailed pictures.

 

I hope this works, I have never uploaded pictures before. :)

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

Can I get an expert opinion on this Clearwire(maybe) site.

 

It is in Osseo, MN and about 1.5 weeks ago I spotted some workers up on what I believe is the Clearwire rack.

Can any of you experts help identify if these are the new Dual Mode rru's?

 

I apologize for the lack of detail in the pictures, my camcorder has an amazing zoom but doesn't take greatly detailed pictures.

 

I hope this works, I have never uploaded pictures before. :)

 

 

 

Yep.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Yep.


So to verify, you are saying that these are td-lte and wimax rtus. If so that is great because this site is really close to my work. I pull a - 76 dbm signal on wimax from this site at my desk.

Now bring on the triband phones since I am upgrade eligible. :-)



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

So to verify, you are saying that these are td-lte and wimax rtus. If so that is great because this site is really close to my work. I pull a - 76 dbm signal on wimax from this site at my desk.

Now bring on the triband phones since I am upgrade eligible. :-)



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Yep. You can not mistake the new Samsung dual mode TD-LTE RRUs unless they're in close proximity with Samsung network vision equipment.







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