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Northern Jersey Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update




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.



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.


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 talking to sprint on the sprint facebook page about sussex county, northern NJ. This is what I was told about the slow speed I have in the county, "Thanks for replying back. I do apologize once again you are experiencing these types of issues. We do have Network Vision planned for that area within the next coming weeks. Once this happens, you should notice a marked improvement in the quality and speed of your Sprint services. - George"


Not sure if they are blowing smoke up my butt, but figured I would share.

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I got 4g lte this past Wensday in Ridgefield Park it was only for a little while but its a teaser cause I want my lte

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how do you know when a reading is a test signal? where I live we just got great 3g coverage for two days. then it went away. could that be testing? I called sprint and said they have no idea and will be handled by the engineering dept. any help would be great. I am in 07416 area.

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I picked up 4g when i was at the new Overpeck Park in Teaneck 07666 close to Leonia, New Jersey. It's getting closer in Hackensack  :)

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