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  1. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    Could be a combination of the two. HPUE has improved coverage substantially from devices I’ve seen with it. Only way to know which is the bigger contributor overall would be to get your old iPhone and test it under the current network. iPhone 6s supports 2xCA. It’s also a generation (or more in my opinion) behind in terms of RF components and features as it lacks HPUE. The S8 supports 3xCA and HPUE. When the iPhone finally gets HPUE a year from now, Sprint’s network will be in even better shape... or heaven forbid it will be running on T-Mobile, which doesn’t do HPUE as far as I know. :-(
  2. According to Günther’s Post, more enhancements could come as soon as November. Wonder what they have in store for us. Exciting times ahead for Sprint’s Coverage Map! I’m glad this important section of the Sprint website is finally getting some major attention.
  3. Assuming the partner delivers satisfactory performance per an SLA and improves its own network, I don’t think it makes sense for Sprint to prioritize building native coverage in those areas until the rest of its network gets densified, etc.
  4. My guess would be that an update was pushed to the network which had some kind of bug. Once they saw that it knocked data offline, they rolled it back to the prior version of whatever it was.
  5. How about that.... Roaming is now "Extended LTE" or "Off-network Roaming".
  6. I think you're absolutely right about that. The Mini Macros did help some but what's really needed are 8T8R builds/upgrades or Massive MIMO to be deployed next year. The population density of DC has increased substantially with all the new construction and these 2CA Mini Macros that they've deployed can't get ahead with the traffic demand. I hope Mobilitie is one of those bids too! I believe Sprint's last major announcement about DC's network was for Inauguration Day earlier this year: http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprints-dc-network-ready-to-support-great-american-tradition-presidential-inauguration.htm https://www.rcrwireless.com/20170113/carriers/carriers-network-infrastructure-inauguration-day-tag17 I was up in Downtown Bethesda and Northern Bethesda this past weekend visiting some family I have up there. I have the "Baseline Data Experience" enabled in the RootMetrics Coverage Map App for iOS and I also ran some Speed Tests in the App in area hexes that were reported as 3G (Orange), hexes which didn't have any reports at all, and hexes which had slow LTE reported previously. I was pleasantly surprised at the speeds I saw! I was hitting upwards of 70-80 Mbps for download and 10 Mbps upload. Just doing my part to knock out those Orange Hexes when I can!
  7. Sprint completely revised its Coverage Map page over the weekend. It’s now a full screen design and includes a number of LTE coverage updates and what appears to be new roaming partner coverage as well. http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp
  8. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Sprint is doing well on its own in my opinion. As long as it can pay down its debt and keep expanding its network over time, it doesn't matter to me what the other players are doing. This is a long game. Sprint has the spectrum advantage to win this.
  9. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    We most definitely are the market. Individual decisions define the market. I don't believe the cost advantages through increased scale in this case will get passed onto customers. That only happens with enough competitors, and removing one from the market makes it less likely these savings will get passed along. Instead, there's less competitive incentive for the remaining players and an increased risk of collusion.
  10. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    What promise?
  11. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    They don't have the Money? Here's the presentation where Sprint announced CapEx of $3.5 Billion to $4 Billion for FY2017 during the Fiscal 1Q2017 earnings call. Here's the Transcript from the Earnings Call where the CFO specifically commented on CapEx.
  12. Check this out from March 2017: https://dc.curbed.com/2017/3/21/15006154/population-density-dc-washington According to the infographic: 672,228 people live within Washington's 61 Square Miles. That gives it a population density of 11,020 persons per Square Mile. The graphic compares its density to other cities, some of which are on the Press Release: Chicago Houston Los Angeles I wonder if "Washington, DC" according to Sprint also includes surrounding areas in MD/VA.
  13. It's interesting to see the disparity in performance/improvement across the different markets. Atlanta – Up 86% to 32 Mbps LA Metro – Up 55% to 23 Mbps Chicago – Up 61% to 32 Mbps Minnesota – Up 64% to 29 Mbps Colorado – Up 44% to 25 Mbps San Diego – Up 48% to 20 Mbps Houston – Up 43% to 22 Mbps Seattle – Up 40% to 35 Mbps Indianapolis – Up 61% to 35 Mbps Washington DC – Up 45% to 20 Mbps The improvement percentage for Atlanta is substantial. How is DC still among the slowest markets? I thought a third carrier of Band 41 was deployed here?
  14. [Proposed] Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I don’t think it’s too late for Sprint. Similar things were said about T-Mobile at one point... Apple too for that matter.
  15. iPhone 8, 8+, X announced

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/10/11/jony-ive-iphone-x-10th-anniversary-coincidence/ “Ive told the magazine that the iPhone X project had an incubation period of more than two years, and with features like Face ID and the TrueDepth camera, is one of the most difficult projects Apple has undertaken.” This is a pretty long design cycle. The next iPhone X (X2?) (and perhaps the 8’s successor) will hopefully have HPUE.