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Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer 2nd Reddit AMA live now!

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 16 December 2016 · 2,359 views
AMA, r/sprint, reddit, gunther
Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer 2nd Reddit AMA live now! Tim Yu  
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
December 15, 2016 - 9:40 PM PDT    

It's been but a blink of an eye since Sprint CTO Gunther's last Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) but he's back!  

Right now, December 16, 2016 at 11 AM to 12 PM PDT , he is doing his second AMA  on R/Sprint .  


Be sure to check it out and ask him many questions that have kept...


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Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer to be hosted in a Reddit AMA tomorrow

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 11 September 2016 · 3,080 views

Sprint's Technical Chief Operating Officer Günther Ottendorfer to be hosted in a Reddit AMA tomorrow by Robert Herron  
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
September 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM PDT    

We have many good friends over at the Sprint Reddit  page, and many of our members spend a lot of time there. They are excited at their recent score to host an AMA with Sprint's new COO of Technology, Günther Ottendorfer.

S4GRU wants to help spread the news. The AMA i...


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The RF evolution/revolution of the HTC 2016 Nexus

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 18 August 2016 · 15,876 views
Google, HTC, Nexus, 2016, Marlin and 2 more...
The RF evolution/revolution of the HTC 2016 Nexus by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:04 AM MDT  

Earlier this week, the two HTC 2016 Nexus handsets -- codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish" -- were caught in the net of the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) authorization database.

While Google has yet to reveal them officially as Nexus handsets, that H...


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[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live!

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 08 April 2016 · 9,740 views
3x Band 41, 3rd Band 41 carrier and 2 more...
[PSA] The holy LTE trinity. A third Band 41 carrier now going live! by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:40 PM MDT  

Over the past week, S4GRU members in multiple Sprint markets have discovered new EARFCNs and corresponding GCI endings that identify new Band 41 LTE carriers.

The EARFCN is the center frequency of an LTE carrier that, along with the carrier bandwidth, identifies the carrier pl...


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[Teaser] Life's Good with VoLTE?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 16 March 2016 · 8,637 views
LG, G5, LS992, 2x CA, VoLTE
[Teaser] Life's Good with VoLTE? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:13 PM MDT  

Authors Edit (8/25/16): According to a report , the LG G5 (and HTC 9) is indeed capable of 3xCA specifically for Sprint due to the intraband contiguous setup Sprint utilizes.    

The spotlight may have been largely on the Samsung Galaxy for the past few weeks, but from beh...


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Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 04 March 2016 · 6,701 views
spectrum swap, VZW, T-Mobile and 4 more...
Not just with AT&T, Sprint swaps spectrum with T-Mobile and VZW, too. by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 8:25 AM MST  

A little over two weeks ago, S4GRU published an article  detailing a multi-market PCS 1900 MHz swap between Sprint and AT&T that increased spectrum contiguity for both operators in several markets. In that article, we mentioned how that spectrum swap might be the first of m...


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"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 12 February 2016 · 7,021 views
spectrum swap, AT&T, PCS C block and 3 more...
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" Sprint and AT&T tango to trade PCS frequencies. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 6:25 AM MST  

Call it a comeback. The band, the PCS band is getting back together. Pun intended. You will understand soon.

After a two year absence, the popular one , two , three  part "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" article series is back for an encore. For fu...


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[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Josh McDaniel, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 03 February 2016 · 12,680 views
GS7, GS7e, Galaxy S7 and 7 more...
[UPDATED] Teaser: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. One of "US." One variant each for all of the US? by Josh McDaniel, Tim Yu, and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:50 PM MST  

Update: Further inspection of the FCC OET authorization filings has shown that while Samsung will produce only one "US" hardware variant each for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, it still will delineate operator specific "V," "A,"...


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Sprint enters the Relay race

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu 18 January 2016 · 10,796 views
Flexi Zone Band 41 and 4 more...
Sprint enters the Relay race by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM MST  

For the past year, Sprint has commented a lot about its coming "Next Generation Network" deployment that aims to improve greatly Sprint's network capacity and coverage. Much of that speculation has been over how Sprint intends to feed backhaul to the "tens of thousands" of...


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S4GRU Gift Account/Scholarship Account New Year Fund Drive

Posted by S4GRU , in Author: Robert Herron 20 December 2015 · 4,231 views

S4GRU Gift Account/Scholarship Account New Year Fund Drive by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 8:30 PM MST (edited)  

Happy New Year!      

Some of you are aware that S4GRU maintains a gift account/scholarship account. When a member cannot afford to renew or upgrade, we draw from this account to help others in need. It seems like this year we have had more people down on the...


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[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage.

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 06 December 2015 · 10,605 views
LTE Roaming, LTE Roaming+
[PSA] LTE roam if you want to. Plus (+), it may count as native coverage. by Tim Yu and Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 2:55 AM MST  

S4GRU staff is burning the well past midnight oil for our readers. Overnight, Sprint has unofficially updated its network coverage map tool to include LTE Roaming+ and LTE Roaming acquired via its participation in the Competitive Carriers Association...


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HTC One A9: The first Sprint Handset to support uplink 2x CA

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 11 November 2015 · 5,384 views
HTC, One A9, FCC, OET, ERP, EIRP and 3 more...
HTC One A9: The first Sprint Handset to support uplink 2x CA by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM MST  

Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to the mid range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) , the HTC One A9 is the first Sprint handset to include a modem that supports uplink 2x CA (carrier aggregation). That comes on die via the X8 LTE modem, which is a Category 7...


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[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF?

Posted by WiWavelength , in Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 28 September 2015 · 14,160 views
Nexus 6P, Google, Huawei, FCC OET and 2 more...
[UPDATED] How P for powerful is the Nexus 6P RF? by Andrew J. Shepherd
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:40 AM MDT  

Update:  Now that Google has released the full tech specs for the Nexus 6P , we can write a few addenda.  While the FCC OET authorization filings disclosed support for several GSM, W-CDMA, and LTE international bands -- something that they are not required to do...


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[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X?

Posted by lilotimz , in Author: Tim Yu, Author: Andrew J. Shepherd 25 September 2015 · 22,524 views
LG, Google, Nexus 5X
[UPDATE 2] [Teaser] Is S4GRU 5X certain that this is the new Nexus 5X? by Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates  
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 5:44 PM MDT  

Update 2: S4GRU's technical editor here again. It is Monday, October 19, and today is the day. Many of the Nexus 5X first preorders started shipping this morning for delivery later this week. You also may have caught the Nexus 5X television commercial that Google ran mul...


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Apple's new iPhone 6S has Band 41 LTE 2x CA on board for Sprint. And you could win one!

Posted by MacinJosh , in Author: Josh McDaniel 06 September 2015 · 7,481 views
iPhone, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and 4 more...
Apple's new iPhone 6S has Band 41 LTE 2x CA on board for Sprint. And you could win one! by Josh McDaniel
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:45 AM MDT  

As most of nearly the entire world is aware, Apple announced the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and a number of other devices earlier this week. Most notably, iPhone 6S/6S Plus debuts 3D Touch, which is an enhanced version of Force Touch on Apple Watch. However, for most S4GRU re...