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#41 lilotimz

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

Here are some better shots I got:

https://www.dropbox....4n/DSCN0087.JPG

https://www.dropbox....qz/DSCN0089.JPG

And here is the closest I could get from another Protection site, without the stealth containers:

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Second one is Samsung. First one is unknown.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 06:28 PM

Second one is Samsung. First one is unknown.

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I figured it was Huawei or Samsung. The first set, those couldn't be Expedience equipment could they? 



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

Second one is Samsung. First one is unknown.

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Is this picture any better, I cant really tell, but it looks like maybe a small RRU inside of some sort of casing

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 05:46 AM

The only really distinguishing feature I can really see is the what appears to be a microwave antenna of some kind that the Samsung equipment seems to lack. The antennas themselves look to be roughly the same size. I see a lot of these when I'm in Sprint's WiMAX footprint in Cleveland, OH.

While I'm thinking about it, is there a glossary of terms and acronyms somewhere on S4GRU? It took me about a month to figure out that a "RRU" was a remote radio head, and I still have no idea what a GMO is.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:17 AM

The only really distinguishing feature I can really see is the what appears to be a microwave antenna of some kind that the Samsung equipment seems to lack. The antennas themselves look to be roughly the same size. I see a lot of these when I'm in Sprint's WiMAX footprint in Cleveland, OH.

While I'm thinking about it, is there a glossary of terms and acronyms somewhere on S4GRU? It took me about a month to figure out that a "RRU" was a remote radio head, and I still have no idea what a GMO is.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 06:49 AM

The only really distinguishing feature I can really see is the what appears to be a microwave antenna of some kind that the Samsung equipment seems to lack. The antennas themselves look to be roughly the same size. I see a lot of these when I'm in Sprint's WiMAX footprint in Cleveland, OH.

While I'm thinking about it, is there a glossary of terms and acronyms somewhere on S4GRU? It took me about a month to figure out that a "RRU" was a remote radio head, and I still have no idea what a GMO is.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:33 PM

Thanks! I just had trouble finding it for some reason.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

Guys, can someone help tell me which one of these racks is WiMax? These are my local towers, and curiosity got me today, and I took a block long drive down a private drive to take pictures. This thread feels dormant, but hopefully sees this.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:23 PM

I think the second rack from the top is an example of Clear protection site equipment (it's the only one with one antenna per sector); it looks like the other Huawei pictures in this thread, but I can't tell definitively. No evidence of TD-LTE live here. (This is the Clear protection site on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins, Georgia.)

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 03:38 PM

Is there a number available how many Huawei radios / sites are still on air? What is the replacement priority for Sprint to comply with the .gov?



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:50 PM

The only really distinguishing feature I can really see is the what appears to be a microwave antenna of some kind that the Samsung equipment seems to lack. The antennas themselves look to be roughly the same size. I see a lot of these when I'm in Sprint's WiMAX footprint in Cleveland, OH.
While I'm thinking about it, is there a glossary of terms and acronyms somewhere on S4GRU? It took me about a month to figure out that a "RRU" was a remote radio head, and I still have no idea what a GMO is.


Yea I have seen those microwave antenna thingys on huwei equipment too...does anyone have any idea what those actually are?

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 08:58 PM

Yea I have seen those microwave antenna thingys on huwei equipment too...does anyone have any idea what those actually are?

A microwave dish....

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:48 PM

A microwave dish....
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I know - I mean what for?

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:09 AM

I know - I mean what for?

Backhaul. A great many Clear sites use Microwave for backhaul.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 10:43 PM

Backhaul. A great many Clear sites use Microwave for backhaul.

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Oh.  Is Sprint getting better backhaul for the sites converted to B41?



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:19 PM

Oh. Is Sprint getting better backhaul for the sites converted to B41?

Microwave is perfectly acceptable backhaul in most cases.

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:21 PM

Microwave is perfectly acceptable backhaul in most cases.

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True but not how Clearwire deployed it. 



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:35 AM

Clearwire set up its microwave backhaul network with the anticipation they would need only 5-15Mbps per sector/channel. The equipment/links themselves each could support a lot more throughput than they did. The big limiter in the Clearwire microwave deployment was the amount of backhaul being supplied at the source point and the number of hops to the terminal end of the chain.

By the time you got to the end of a Clearwire daisy chain, you could be 8 hops to the source. That really reduces performance. Especially if they all are sharing one 100-200Mbps connection at the source end. Which blows my mind, as I have 200Mbps at my house now.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:18 PM

I didn't think Huawei was a Network Vision partner, or are there markets where there isn't a Network Vision upgrade, but using older Huawei equipment, which since not upgraded as part of NV, won't have CA?
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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:19 PM

I didn't think Huawei was a Network Vision partner, or are there markets where there isn't a Network Vision upgrade, but using older Huawei equipment, which since not upgraded as part of NV, won't have CA?

 

It's not. This is Clearwire equipment we're talking about that was deployed in first wave of WiMax.


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