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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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Hello S4GRU. Do you have any good news for us in Bergen County, Hackensack, New Jersey??? Thanks in advance!

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you would think sprint would start with the bigger cities in northern new jersey. edgewater is not a big city.. but this rollout has dragged on.. by the time we get LTE it will be old tech.. but that besides the point

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It sucks dude! I thought around February we would have LTE here in Hackensack. This Samsung S3 of mine is useless :(

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I'm switching to Verizon when my contract is done. I'm tired of waiting for Sprint LTE to come around here. Two long years of wait. :(

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18% well sat least its moving

DaveH is that for sussex county? And if it is for sussex county, any idea when they could be active?

thanks in advance.

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I read sprint will get more money freed up once the Nextel deal is finished, maybe that will help push things faster.

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Yeah and also when the deal with Softback is official they will have more money to spend. Big question is when do we get LTE!!!

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Hello. Any updates in Northern New Jersey? We are dying for 4g LTE in here. Please help us!

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Good things come to those who wait...LOL... im in bloomfield NJ n there aint no LTE yet but im pretty sure by the summer we will ... and if softbank buys into sprint we will have TD LTE which is better than LTE ... AT&T n Verizon wont even have TD LTE ... so be patient if u wanna be grandfather IN!

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I can confirm the two sites in Parsippany as well as one site in Morristown, and one more between Totowa and Woodland Park. Really glad to see LTE finally, however I have not yet made up my mind to stick with Sprint, LTE deployment has been really really slow. One more thing, I am noticing that current LTE towers have gone up in places where I wasn't even getting 3G. I tried to add some screenshots for you all to see but couldn't figure out how. Cheers

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Thanks for the info Julian! Please keep us up to date. Have a nice weekend New Jerseyeans! :)

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Just FYI to anyone interested. I was driving through Clifton and Little Falls/Totowa and much to my surprise I had LTE on my iPhone. Hopefully they'll flip the switch on all of Clifton and the surrounding area soon

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