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#21 MrZorbatron

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

Wait, are you talking about Clear or Sprint now? Regardless, handoffs between band 41 and any other FDD band will be hard due to the nature of the beast, but it shouldn't be a big deal.

No harder than handoff between FDD bands, i.e. bad.  I am very displeased with the single radio path Sprint is taking with their new devices.  Korea and Japan are showing off 2-3 band LTE-A carrier aggregation and we are cutting radios out of handsets.  Sweet life, Sprint.   :td:



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

No harder than handoff between FDD bands, i.e. bad. I am very displeased with the single radio path Sprint is taking with their new devices. Korea and Japan are showing off 2-3 band LTE-A carrier aggregation and we are cutting radios out of handsets. Sweet life, Sprint. :td:


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:01 AM

I came to read about TDD spotting and an e-penis measuring contest broke out.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

I came to read about TDD spotting and an e-penis measuring contest broke out.


Moo?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

Moo?

Cow-in-a-tornado-from-the-movie-Twister.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:23 PM

 

Moo?

 

 

 "We got cows"



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:27 PM

 "We got cows"

Well, Sprint does have COWs.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:28 PM

cough cough... check the OP for a new pic... cough



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:57 PM

Is this a picture in the wild?  San Diego. Mounted today.

 

 

 

 

Where was this picture taken from?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

Does anybody else think those RRHs look like those old home radiators?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:57 PM

Where was this picture taken from?

 

It was taken at Hospitality Point near the lifeguard office.   Lucky I took it when I did because all the equipment in now hidden behind a sort of screen they built about 8' or so out from the building's wall. The equipment on the other side of the building is behind the same kind of screen.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:05 AM

Should stay in their own regions. Clearwire markets with Samsung TDD gear are the exception as Samsung TDD gear are found in every vendor region. Other than the clearwire markets all the rest will be the same vendor other than Ericsson which is replaced by Nokia Solutions & Networks. 

First, these may not start showing up at Clear sites until middle of 1st Quarter 2014. But for those in A/L markets, please keep an eye out for them sooner. I'm so glad that I'm the FCC OET Reporter for this site. It's so much fun to find stuff and share with everyone. I'll be writing an article soon.

 

I might be overthinking this, but these two posts have me confused. Boston is an ALU market, and I have been keeping an eye on a couple of local WiMAX Phase 2A sites (Clear-only, no Sprint at the same location) hoping to see some upgrades. Should I be looking for Samsung TDD-LTE equipment, or ALU?

 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:07 AM

I might be overthinking this, but these two posts have me confused. Boston is an ALU market, and I have been keeping an eye on a couple of local WiMAX Phase 2A sites (Clear-only, no Sprint at the same location) hoping to see some upgrades. Should I be looking for Samsung TDD-LTE equipment, or ALU?

Thanks,
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Samsung and/or Huawei equipment. ALU is doing band 41 additions to Sprint sites outside of the Clear TDD-LTE conversion.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:13 AM

Samsung and/or Huawei equipment. ALU is doing band 41 additions to Sprint sites outside of the Clear TDD-LTE conversion.

 
Man you are fast.. thanks! So, just to be clear, I'm looking for what's in this Huawei thread or this Samsung TDD thread? Might it already be installed for WiMAX, and just awaiting a software (and/or backhaul) upgrade?
 
EDIT: lilotimz just identified the existing RRH at one of the sites as a Samsung WiMAX-only unit.
 
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:16 AM

Man you are fast.. thanks! So, just to be clear, I'm looking for what's in this Huawei thread or this Samsung TDD thread? Might it already be installed for WiMAX, and just awaiting a software (and/or backhaul) upgrade?

-Mike

In the case of Samsung, maybe not, Huawei needs RRU changes for sure, but I'm not sure about panel changes. Maybe in some spots.

Edit: as for the 2 threads you posted, yes, those are what you are looking for.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

So anyone find an ALU setup yet? They should already be in the process of being deployed like Samsung. 



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:45 PM

So anyone find an ALU setup yet? They should already be in the process of being deployed like Samsung.

None in Charlotte, and I've been looking. :( ALU needs to get their stuff together.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:21 AM

So anyone find an ALU setup yet? They should already be in the process of being deployed like Samsung.

I'm in a thirds round market and see no new tower work. Would these bee mounted on the ground or will it be on he ttower


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 11:08 AM

So anyone find an ALU setup yet? They should already be in the process of being deployed like Samsung.

I can't believe it! There is a NV 2.0 antenna 2 blocks from my apt! I am stoked!!!!!

I took a pic, but a bit too far for my N5, will try to grab a pic with a better cam later today..

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

What market are you in that you are seeing nv 2.0 antennas in already?





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