I'm new to this forum, and I've seen people mention cell sites with specific ID's (for example, SF33XC664). Is there any significance to these ID's, and is there a way to decode them? Also, how do I figure out what the cell site ID's are for towers near me?
Thanks! I'm excited to start talking on this site more 😀
Samsung Network Vision equipment are highly distinct and fairly easy to spot compared to the equipment that other vendors are deploying. Sprint is Samsung's first extremely massive American contract (baring Clearwire) so there should be no issues in confusing these equipment for another carrier which happens often with Ericsson NV equipment.
Below are images of Samsung equipment which includes antennas, remote radio units, base stations, and their mounting configurations.
Next Generation 8 Port Dual Band Antenna Setup
4 port 800 MHz RRH-C4 800
Narrow beam setup
High Capacity Site with 2 Antennas & 3 RRUs (2x PCS & 1x SMR).
Second antenna is PCS only for now.
Canadian IBEZ (NO SMR)
Special Case PCS Only Setup for Canadian IBEZ
Close up of standard antenna connectors
Powerpoint slides from Samsung / Sprint
*disclaimer - all powerpoint diagrams and images were found through public municipality online databases and is by no means misappropriated through malicious means*
*Credit goes to those whom took pictures of these equipment. You know who you are*
Sprint announced at MWC trade show in Barcelona that 5G will go live with 4 cities starting in May (Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City )
Sprint announced the MVNO Google Fi will use its network for 5G in a press release (that is, once there are actually 5G capable phones compatible with Google Fi someday):
This is the first I've heard about Fi and 5G so far. Google has pretty much kept mum on the topic, so I'm somewhat encouraged.
Samsung TDD-LTE gear which are being utilized in Clearwire priority sites. .
Clearwire - Samsung TDD-LTE RRH SLS-BD106Q & Antennas
Samsung TD-LTE RRUs mounted behind BRS/EBS Antenna
Sprint 2500-2600 mhz TD-LTE Setup
Note the Antennas are much thicker and fatter than the antennas being utilized by Sprint Network Vision.
Clearwire TD-LTE Base Station / Cabinet
May be subject to change as TD-LTE sites start being integrated into the Network Vision setups.
I'll clean the post up this weekend when I have more time.
Courtesy of Sbolen from Missouri market.
Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD104Q1 Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD106Q
Yes - I forgot to mention it has a bulk uploading feature, as well. You can specify whether to replace/update already existing sites or leave them as is (this is because site IDs are unique - they're set up as indexes in the MySQL table). When uploading you can also specify field delimiter, record delimiter, column enclosure and escape characters.
You can download data in TSV format (tab-delimited). You can also download a SQL script that will input the data into any other SQL database.
Any chance you could add a bulk upload and bulk download feature? The bulk upload should give the option to append data or to replace the data. The bulk download should download the data in CSV format.
The easiest way to get data out of fusion tables is by downloading the fusion table to a comma separated value (CSV) text file. CSV files can be opened and edited in any common spreadsheet applications to put the data in the format you request. I would hate to make someone type in many 10's of thousands of sites one at a time.
I've went ahead and yesterday built a rough draft of the application I was talking about. It allows you to edit rows (single site records) with a GUI that then updates a map. You can also use SQL to edit records. The program additionally allows you to manage several maps in one place. Using it feels very similar to using fusiontables. I've PMed a link to @S4GRU and am awaiting feedback.
I would share a demo here, but the map I'm using for testing has information for ~1000 Sprint sites which I don't think I can post outside the sponsor forum.