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lilotimz last won the day on May 18

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    Pixel 5", Nexus 7 (2013) & 9 (2014), GS8, GS7, iPad Air 2
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  1. lilotimz

    Mobilitie Sites

    Hehe! Free year BYOD time!
  2. lilotimz

    Mobilitie Sites

    Relays can be used temporarily to bring up sites immediately while dedicated traditional landlines are delivered. In fact, it's one of the touted benefits of the technology. Sprint small cells don't need to wait weeks to months for backhaul to arrive like back during NV days. Also yes. That's an Airharmony 4000 B41 mini macro connected on its ethernet backhaul port to a provider of some sort. Actually now that I think of it, you're the first one to confirm with pictures an AIrspan small cell connected to what appears to be a landline backhaul. Were you able to grab any cell info from it like carriers live or EARFCN?
  3. lilotimz

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    It may get better over time as it self optimizes but the increase in ping is to expected as I explained previously due to the additional hop as a result of the UE relay action. I typically get 30-40 ms on the macro network and 60-70 ms on the MB and relay fed small cells. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    With regards to slower data speeds, aim the back of the unit towards the 2.5 cell site you know works well. It sounds like you've accidentally aimed it at a slower site. The UE Relay antennas are extremely directional.
  5. lilotimz

    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Have you read anything about it or generally about LTE UE Relay in particular? A Magic Box, and most relay fed small cells adds a hop due to the fact it has to convert the connection from an LTE donor signal into a data ethernet connection for the small cell unit as a backhaul. As a result, latency is added which is usually twice that of the donor. Not sure why you're disparaging the MB like you did when it's working as described...
  6. lilotimz

    Network Vision/LTE - Long Island Market

    Airspan airstrand as I mentioned on the reddits.
  7. lilotimz

    The S4GRU BYOD Sim Compatibility Chart

    That's the ISIM BYOD Sim card. It supports the: Blue S1, HP Envy x2, Orbic Wonder, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+
  8. lilotimz

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Continuing on that chain... When Tmobile and ATT first began HSPA deployments in late 2000s, most of the was radios inside cabinets but as it got to the turn of the decade they began using remote radio units. Some of these early generation remote radio units were capable of supporting LTE (Ericsson RRUS01/02s) with base station modifications!!! A few of these setups still remain in place too though augmented with newer equipment.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    That's Incorrect. T-mobile did a full rip and replace when they added Nokia to more than half of their regions to replace a hodgepodge of legacy nortel, lucent, and eventually Huawei (through MetroPCS) equipment. Though they had newer equipment in most places capable of supporting HSPA and DC-HSPA, significant ground and radome level modifications were done to bring it up to speed to support LTE service. In many cases it means ripping out the entirety of whats already in the existing base stations. The nature of them also having more recent equipment capable of HSPA means that the move from that to LTE went fairly smoothly as backward compatibility was easy to handle. Legacy Sprint and new modern eNB? Well.... ask those that lived in Motorola regions or those that were in Samsung regions where modern eNBs could not communicate over CSFB to legacy nortel and lucent equipment... Edit: addedum. Sprint was also deploying CDMA 1x800. Legacy equipment cannot be sourced for that as Lucent, Nortel, and Motorola no longer existed and those equipment were long depreciated / EOL'd.
  10. As of last check the free year service promo was about 1% of adds. They do 0 advertising, 0 promotion, and 0 in store work on it so it's primarily limited to the techy folks with the know how.
  11. There's multiple VZW 5G CPEs and 1024T1024R 29 / 39 GHz Massive Mimo Radios that have gone through the FCC. Neat stuff. I'm expecting to see it in my area in the coming months and maybe even at my parents residence....
  12. lilotimz

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    dual band / multi band radios will take care of that issue. Lots of these new types coming through. ie B13+B5, B2+4/66, B5+14, etc etc.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.