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?
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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 )
Um. I didn't compare anything. My point as was others is that complaining about not having 100+ speeds consistently is pointless. Especially as mobile devices do not contain memory that could use such a capability. 5G mobile at this point is essentially a gimmick. Until higher class memory prices come down there is literally no use for speeds above about 50 mbps. That is my point. In no way am I a fan boy. And yes it is downright Insulting for you to attempt to deflect your pointless criticism with such. My points are matters of FACT not of fanaticism. If you care to have a discussion of the technology and how things work great. However if you are just gloomy gus or just feel the need to denigrate others well then feel free to take a long off a short pier.
Rural sites would be the last to get decommissioned. Too many areas where one of the two networks has service and the other doesn't. Two hours west of here, Sprint has the advantage. Three hours north of that, T-Mobile does.
I'd expect urban sites to be the first ones to get the ax, in areas where a single carrier is dense enough to maintain mid-band coverage. There's certainly the case where I'm sitting...T-Mobile could drop Sprint's network entirely here and folks would still be able to run on B2/66 LTE. I'd be annoyed, since the two sites that serve me on TMo are a bit further away than the Sprint one, but I understand why they'd drop the (rooftop) Sprint site.
Makes perfect sense; no need to shove everyone onto 5-10 MHz of n71 when you can aggregate, even though latency will suffer. And for n41, if you can get it you'll always be within range of B2/66 LTE from the same cell site, so SA doesn't confer a range benefit.
I just hope New T-Mobile can kick it into overdrive these next few months before winter and hurricane season impedes their progress. No better time to capitalize than now as fall weather is around the corner and manufacturing is finally catching up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk