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Nice! Sprint, Clear, TMO and that poor Verizon tower, loaded with every panel they've ever used.

 

Edit: Not Clear.

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Nice! Sprint, Clear, TMO and that poor Verizon tower, loaded with every panel they've ever used.

Yep, darn near every Verizon tower in LA looks like that...poor ugly ducklings

 

 

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On the center one, what are the panels below the rack?

 

 

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Not sure. I used to think they were Clear but the panels seem a tad long and too rounded to be the Huawei dual mode gear, and there are no RRU's. Not to mention Sprint has their 8T8R equipment up. The only other provider I know of in this area beside the obvious is Towerstream, and I have no idea what their equipment looks like.

 

 

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Not sure. I used to think they were Clear but the panels seem a tad long and too rounded to be the Huawei dual mode gear, and there are no RRU's. Not to mention Sprint has their 8T8R equipment up. The only other provider I know of in this area beside the obvious is Towerstream, and I have no idea what their equipment looks like.

 

 

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I'm in Detroit metro and I see these panels - below the rack - here too. There's only a few clear protection sites so definitely not clear. Forgot about tower stream. Hmmm.

 

 

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Not sure. I used to think they were Clear but the panels seem a tad long and too rounded to be the Huawei dual mode gear, and there are no RRU's. Not to mention Sprint has their 8T8R equipment up. The only other provider I know of in this area beside the obvious is Towerstream, and I have no idea what their equipment looks like.

 

 

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LA area is samsung for clear but not relevant as clear is not on that site.

 

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LA area is samsung for clear but not relevant as clear is not on that site.

 

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Thanks for the clarification [emoji106]

 

 

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Decomissioned months ago. 

 

Nothing like a good mystery!

 

There's a tower near me with the same panels and configuration.  I'm going to check it out this weekend.

 

The tower near me doesn't match up well with the coverage shown on Towerstream's coverage map.  It's definitely not the Big 4 and not Metro PCS and Time Warner's Wi-Fi system is street level.

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Decomissioned months ago. 

 

Not sure if this before/after of a site that used to have similar equipment narrows down the possibilities.  Note that the mystery carrier has been removed.  (My labeling might be grossly incorrect, apologies in advance.)

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According to this article, San Bernardino County has been granted an extension for the 800 MHz rebanding until August 21, 2015.

 

Pushed backed again. Darn.

 

 

 

 

Sucks. But at least it is not another year. Looks like they are close. Looks like the county has been using Sprint as a cash cow . The funding allocations should have been resolved years ago.
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According to this article, San Bernardino County has been granted an extension for the 800 MHz rebanding until August 21, 2015.

 

Pushed backed again. Darn. 

 

 

 

Good find.

 

Here's a link to the FCC doc about the subject:

https://www.fcc.gov/document/county-san-bernardino-california-and-nextel-communications-inc

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Hmmm, I wonder how long it will take to fire up the new Band 26 antennas once San Bernardino County vacates. Is it possible to have the antennas installed prior the rebanding and then flip the switch or do network crews test and optimize the signal while they're at the site?

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Hmmm, I wonder how long it will take to fire up the new Band 26 antennas once San Bernardino County vacates. Is it possible to have the antennas installed prior the rebanding and then flip the switch or do network crews test and optimize the signal while they're at the site?

It'll be very fast. Sprint already has capable antennas deployed and they're currently installing 800MHz RRUs so that everything will be in place once San Bernardino is finished vacating. Optimization will take much longer than firing up 800MHz.
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It'll be very fast. Sprint already has capable antennas deployed and they're currently installing 800MHz RRUs so that everything will be in place once San Bernardino is finished vacating. Optimization will take much longer than firing up 800MHz.

Are the RRUs the same as the ones they use for 800 MHz Voice or is it completely different equipment?

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Are the RRUs the same as the ones they use for 800 MHz Voice or is it completely different equipment?

800MHz voice/LTE is all one RRU, so those areas with 800MHz CDMA need no further tower hardware work.
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800MHz voice/LTE is all one RRU, so those areas with 800MHz CDMA need no further hardware work.

They need carrier card additions in the base station.

 

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Not sure if this before/after of a site that used to have similar equipment narrows down the possibilities.  Note that the mystery carrier has been removed.  (My labeling might be grossly incorrect, apologies in advance.)

 

 

Definitely looks like MetroPCS 3-panel deployment on the lowest rack which was upgrade with T-Mobile AIR equipment. Are you sure that's T-mobile on the before image?

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Are you sure that's T-mobile on the before image?

I'm not sure. The "before" image is from Google.

 

Here's why I thought it might be TMO:

1. Looks like other TMO sites.

2. One equipment shed still says "Cingular".

3. I've never seen an AT&T macro site with only 2 panels per sector in LA.

 

Of course I've been very wrong before!

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Good find.

 

Here's a link to the FCC doc about the subject:

https://www.fcc.gov/document/county-san-bernardino-california-and-nextel-communications-inc

One thing that is not clear to me in this filing, has SB County started rebanding or not? If they waited to even start until after agreement on cost negotiation, it could be another 6-9 months.

 

Hopefully, they already rebanded and certification has been delayed because of cost disputes. This has happened before, reband in advance and then fight over the money. However, it typically is the other way around. Fight over the money, then start rebanding.

 

If the County is done Rebanding, then Sprint can start firing up 800 in Southern CA (outside the IBEZ and more than 80 miles from other agencies not rebanded) by the end of August. If the County has not started, it will be some time in 2016 they can start in Southern Cali.

 

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One thing that is not clear to me in this filing, has SB County started rebanding or not? If they waited to even start until after agreement on cost negotiation, it could be another 6-9 months.

 

That's the million dollar question.

 

I just searched through the Board of Supervisors public records and they haven't brought this up at a meeting yet.

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One thing that is not clear to me in this filing, has SB County started rebanding or not? If they waited to even start until after agreement on cost negotiation, it could be another 6-9 months.

 

Hopefully, they already rebanded and certification has been delayed because of cost disputes. This has happened before, reband in advance and then fight over the money. However, it typically is the other way around. Fight over the money, then start rebanding.

 

If the County is done Rebanding, then Sprint can start firing up 800 in Southern CA (outside the IBEZ and more than 80 miles from other agencies not rebanded) by the end of August. If the County has not started, it will be some time in 2016 they can start in Southern Cali.

 

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Honestly yet another thing to dislike about SB county -_-

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Has anyone seen any 800 MHz RRUs being put up in the NV sites in the LA/OC county from the SB County restriction zone in anticipation of quick fire up once the rebanding is finished in August?  I have been trying to keep an eye on NV sites that currently just have 1900 MHz RRUs but I haven't seen it yet.  I hope Sprint is going to start deploying crews to put up the 800 MHz RRUs on the NV sites that are in the SB country restriction zone.

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