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  1. Network Mapping

    Anyone sign up for the Sensorly beta? https://medium.com/sensorly/announcing-the-sensorly-beta-1534639d3e9c It looks like they’ve added the ability to review trip mapping with signal strength depicted.
  2. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    Yes, most Clear sites have the Nokia MM gear, but so do a lot of the Mobilitie sites. Since I don’t have SCP it’s hard to say what it’s picking up on. I believe B25 is A block and G block in LA. Points to the south may be different. And I have yet to see any B26. I seriously doubt it’s on air for the general public.
  3. This is old news, but I didn't see it posted. Back in December the City of Huntington Beach reached an agreement with Mobilitie for small cell deployments on the city's light poles: From the City Council minutes 12/18/17: Approved and authorized execution of a Small Cell License Agreement between the City of Huntington Beach and Mobilitie LLC for installation of small cell attachments on City- owned streetlights. Continued from November 20, 2017 meeting A motion was made by Delgleize, second Brenden to approve the Small Cell License Agreement between the City of Huntington Beach and Mobilitie, LLC; and, authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the Small Cell License Agreement.
  4. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    If you happen to notice any small cells while you're in town please let us know. I have about 40 on the LA Metro map, but it would be nice to add more. I just need a location, image and engineering screen to add a site to the map. Thanks!
  5. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    I don’t know about TMO, but I have seen AT&T equipment in the center of the airport as well. Ill pay more attention the next time I’m there.
  6. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    Verizon has multiple antenna arrays in the center of the airport covering just about every terminal. Sprint has the airport covered from the outside of the airport property. So the difference in coverage is not surprising. One can hope that Sprint will improve at the world’s busiest O&D airport.
  7. Shentel / Sprint LTE - (was ntelos - West & N&W Virginia)

    That’s the built-in iOS Field Test accessed via the phone dial pad code + call: *3001#12345#*
  8. Network Vision/LTE - San Diego Market

    All of the Mobilitie sites I’ve come across have had omni directional antennas. Have you heard of any multi-sector Mobilitie sites? One of the carriers in LA is deploying 3 sector small cells on lampposts with Ericsson gear, but it’s not Mobilitie/Sprint.
  9. This would be a smart strategy. I would add: Concentrate initially on densely populated areas with good ROI potential. Generate a great reputation in those markets and combine it with great marketing. It’s basically borrowing a page from the T-MOBILE playbook. Then, when the cash starts flowing, build out the rest of the network.
  10. IBEZ 800MHz Retrofit

    Any idea of what currently exists at that site?
  11. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    From the "Only in Hollywood" files: This site is in the Netflix documentary "Long Shot" at about 29 minutes in. Cell sites, murder, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and a Dodger Game... who knew?
  12. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    A lot of the Mobilitie sites I've seen in this market do have Cascade IDs on the equipment, but you need a really good telephoto lens or binoculars to read them.
  13. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    This is the first Mobilitie small cell that I've seen in the West San Fernando Valley. This one is in Reseda.
  14. Network Vision/LTE - LA Metro Market

    There are a lot of small cells in LA Metro. Sprint uses Mobilitie and its own oDAS system and mini-macros in the hills. Verizon has tons of small cells and is on a lot of the Philips SmartPoles scattered around LA proper. T-Mobile took over a lot of the MetroPCS oDAS system plus a few new strand cells have been popping up on Crown Castle's fiber system. AT&T has mostly been densifying with macro sites, but that may be changing.