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Are Milwaukee and Cleveland making a run on the Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule?

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by Robert Herron

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:00 AM MDT

 

Oh my friends in Milwaukee, you have been so patient. Well, most of you. Especially my pal, Frank! It seems like I am harassed every day by someone in Beer City USA. Some of S4GRU's most loyal fans hail from Milwaukee. We are very happy to provide you an update. For you and your fellow Great Lakes neighbors in Cleveland.

 

As most of you who are reading this article know, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has released the list of First and Second Round markets that Sprint is focusing on in the first half of Network Vision and LTE Deployment. Last Friday, we also brought you a story how it appears that Phoenix and Tucson appear to be moving up the schedule. We can report the same thing appears to be happening with Milwaukee and Cleveland.

 

Officially, Milwaukee and Cleveland are in the Third Round. However, S4GRU.com can reveal to you that the dates for RF Design and backhaul dates for these two markets are significantly earlier than other 3rd Round markets. Additionally, in a Network Vision schedule update S4GRU obtained a few weeks ago, both the Milwaukee and Cleveland markets engineering schedules moved up from previous schedules. And are now the same as Phoenix and Tucson.

 

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Photo of Milwaukee skyline from Lake Michigan provided courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Photo by Michael D. Strande.

 

Now with the latest schedule updates, the Milwaukee and Cleveland markets engineering and design are only 30 days later than what is shown for the last 2nd Round markets. Whereas 3rd Round markets are typically 4 to 5 months later. However, even with the improved dates, Samsung still shows these two markets being in the 3rd Round.

 

Are these markets being moved up to the Second Round? Will they be in a no man's land schedule wise between the 2nd and 3rd round with Phoenix and Tucson? We cannot say with certainty at this time.

 

It appears that something is afoot. We will continue to monitor schedule progress and let all of you know of any more changes that occur with Milwaukee and Cleveland. If I were a betting man, I would wager that you will start seeing sites come live before the end of the 2nd Round.

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Photo of Cleveland skyline provided courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

 

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates also recently seen some new documents at the end of last week that could provide a little hope for two additional markets. We are reviewing the details more thoroughly and may have an article about it soon. Then, the market announcements will stop for awhile. I can't think of why we would announce 3rd Round markets so early. There is way too much variability to what can happen with their schedules. We may repeat this exercise again with 3rd and 4th Round markets later in the year.

 

Source: Undisclosed internal source

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Hopefully more markets get bumped up. There are plenty of markets that need to be accelerated to catch up to AT&T.

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would have been funny if you'd have ended the report on Cleveland with "April Fools!"

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would have been funny if you'd have ended the report on Cleveland with "April Fools!"

 

I did consider some sort of April Fools market announcement. But I decided against it. Mostly because I was sick, and partly about wanting to be responsible. :lol:

 

Robert

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Been waiting for 4G in MKE 'burbs for over two years! Its torturous to have Verizon (whom i left in 2010 for EVO 4G) have 4G in my area. Trying to figure out what to do when contracts are done in June, July & November for all 3 EVO 4G's! I am happy to see MKE in some sort of consideration!

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Anything new on this? I'm in the Milwaukee suburbs, too.

 

I have no new info about Milwaukee except the RF design is pretty much wrapping up now. Things look good for a Winter start, but I have not seen specific schedule information for this market, yet.

 

Robert, S4GRU.com

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Robert, big fan and love your work on HD Nation. Any references that you could share that we might finally get some 4G LTE in Milwaukee?

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Robert, big fan and love your work on HD Nation. Any references that you could share that we might finally get some 4G LTE in Milwaukee?

 

Sprint completed LTE design in the Milwaukee market this past summer. Planning and permitting should be completing this Fall. Deployment is likely to begin this Winter. Final scheduling has not yet been completed.

 

Thank you for the compliments, however, my name is Robert Herron (with two R's) and different from the Robert Heron of HD Nation.

 

Robert

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Is this coverage roll out going to cover the Milwaukee suburbs too, like Franklin, Greenfield etc...? Thanks.

 

Yes. Every Sprint 3G site will also get LTE service before they are completed.

 

Robert

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Anybody seen any activity in Milwaukee? I've been keeping my eye on a couple towers here in Madison (east side) and have yet to see anything. Anyone seen work at the towers or randomly pick up an LTE signal?

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Yes. Every Sprint 3G site will also get LTE service before they are completed.Robert

Any new updates on the 4G rolllout for Milwaukee?

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Deployment is slated to begin before the end of Winter. We are awaiting more details.

 

Robert

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Deployment is slated to begin before the end of Winter. We are awaiting more details.Robert

 

It's been great to read on Milwaukee's Network Vision upgrade. Is there any update? I hope it's very soon. I just purchased an LTE phone and have to use an Airave device just to make or receive calls.

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It's been great to read on Milwaukee's Network Vision upgrade. Is there any update? I hope it's very soon. I just purchased an LTE phone and have to use an Airave device just to make or receive calls.

Jeffas332,

 

Just received a real-life 4G signal for the first time at Wick Park here in Milwaukee.  Once I got out of the valley it was gone, but it was there, and it was fast.  :)

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Jeffas332,

 

Just received a real-life 4G signal for the first time at Wick Park here in Milwaukee.  Once I got out of the valley it was gone, but it was there, and it was fast.   :)

 

Deployment is active throughout the Milwaukee market.  More and more sites will go live every week.  You can go to our forums and follow along with our other Milwaukee members here:  http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/1983-network-visionlte-milwaukee-market-including-madison/?view=getnewpost

Robert

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