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Northern Jersey Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

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by Robert Herron

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:26 PM MDT

 

The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Northern Jersey. The Northern Jersey market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.

 

The Sprint Northern Jersey market encompasses Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Union, Passaic, Morris, Warren and Sussex counties. This includes such communities as Newark, Jersey City, Union City, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Hackensack, Teterboro, Paramus and distant Phillipsburg over on the Pennsylvania border. Sprint's Network Vision OEM Alcatel/Lucent is scheduled to begin mobilizing their subcontractors around the market in October. The first completed Network Vision sites are scheduled to start coming online in November.

 

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Anticipated Sites Complete at Market Launch. According to the Network Vision schedules that S4GRU has reviewed, if Sprint launched the market in January, these are the anticipated sites that would likely have LTE complete at that time. This would provide fairly good LTE coverage over many parts of the market.

 

Schedule details and the bottom line

 

Sprint has not selected a date to formally "launch" LTE service in Northern Jersey, yet. It is difficult to try to pick a date now this far out, but we will attempt to do just that. In looking at the schedule as of today, it would indicate a January market launch (going on a 40% - 50% completion for launch). But there is no way to know if AlcaLu and their subcontractors will actually hit their schedule dates this early in the deployment for this market. We will be able to gauge better after a few months of production.

 

Alcatel/Lucent needs to hit a production rate of approximately 50 sites per month to stay on schedule. This market shouldn't have problems staying on time as 50 sites per month is a steady rate that can be achieved with proper planning.

 

S4GRU has examined the schedule in great detail in this market and sees that most of the sites will be complete by August 2013. However, there may be a few sporadic sites that will linger past the completion.

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Photo of the Statue of Liberty and the Jersey City skyline provided courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

 

NOTE: S4GRU Sponsor Members can track regular updates of

Network Vision sites completed nationwide. Completed sites are shown in an interactive Google Maps interface. Information about sponsorship can be found here: S4GRU Sponsorship

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I was hoping for a Fall launch. :-/ Another 6+ month wait, I'm hoping Sprint won't block towers as they are completed. Have an upgrade in hand, but waiting another half a year with my Samsung Moment will be torture! And really don't want to upgrade now and get a phone with no LTE coverage with slow 3G speeds. I may wait for the iPhone 5 or Galaxy Note 2 then, if I still am with Sprint at that time lol.

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Im from bergen county and i hope that the nyc signal reaches over the river. because i heard the november is the eairliest we will see LTE here in NJ. but the first tri-signal station in branchburg NJ.. WTF sprint get on the ball..

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if they only let the LTE phones use wimax.. a smartphone the uses 3g 4g and 4g lte that would have been smart sprint.. you have a wifi hot spot that does that, why not a phone

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Im from bergen county and i hope that the nyc signal reaches over the river. because i heard the november is the eairliest we will see LTE here in NJ. but the first tri-signal station in branchburg NJ.. WTF sprint get on the ball..

 

Branchburg is in the Central Jersey market. When it comes to deployment order, there has to be an order. And someone will always be unhappy. Thankfully N. Jersey is at least a second round market.

 

Robert

 

 

if they only let the LTE phones use wimax.. a smartphone the uses 3g 4g and 4g lte that would have been smart sprint.. you have a wifi hot spot that does that, why not a phone

 

To make such a smartphone would have been cost prohibitive, would have had horrible battery life, would have taken longer to develop. And no OEM would want to make it All for a dying technology. It didn't make sense in this instance. As appealing as it might be to some.

 

Robert

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im hoping that sprint starts the work in this area. i have a tower around the corner by my house and it seems it may be a lte upgade tower. so im guessing when sprint unblocks the lte in my area i might get great service. i am just eager to use my evo lte phone how it should be used on a 4g lte network. and i was wondering if sprint is doing that mobile cell sites with samsung will that make the 4g deployment faster so they can get the service up and running?

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will the fact that samsung is going to help with the portable cell towers, will that mean they will be able to deploy the LTE service faster in some areas.. I have seen a few of the tower over by the Metlife Stadium in East ruthford NJ

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Waiting for lte update on NJ...any inside info...just wondering have a lte phone and using a weak 3g network...any way that they start work early and would they block the signal off each tower till they have a percentage completed

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There is no additional information available at this time beyond what is in the article for this market. The small cell innovations being pushed by Samsung and Alcatel Lucent have no impact on Network Vision/LTE deployment. All the sites in the market will be converted to Network Vision standards.

 

However, after the deployment is completed, Sprint will be working with Samsung and AlcaLu to determine where additional capacity is needed. In these places small cells will be deployed to help supplement coverage and increase LTE capacity.

 

Robert

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Hi there. Any word of 4g lte in Hackensack, New Jersey (Bergen County)? Thanks in advance.

 

There is no additional information available at this time beyond what is in the article for this market.

 

Robert

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So if the town gives the permits, will they start the work immediately. If they are started a third round market deployment will they incorporate a second round market as northern New Jersey is.

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So now that sandy knocked out most cell service in northern NJ.. Does that mean that the 4g lte will get deployed in the spots that the service is down... So really my question is will the storm motivate accent lucent to fix the service but add lte to each tower as they fix em and turn them on..?

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I hope it won't be too long til we get 4g Lte here in Hackensack, NJ...Please update us if any good news. Thank you.

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Any update, its November.... And out all ends on December 21 hurry... Before its to late

 

I don't think Sandy has helped matters any, either.

 

Robert

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Did north nj start deployment yet? Any update

 

Not as far as I know. I don't expect anything until after Thanksgiving.

 

Robert

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