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*
From what I gather from the earnings call and yesterdays investment webcast is not the best (to me).... 600 and 2.5 will be strictly 5G ...very little of those 2 bands will be left for LTE bands. 700, AWS and 1900 (Bands 2 and 25) will be LTE.
He (Neville) did say that they are upgrading 700 to dual 600/700 antenna's. Don't know if that would mean memo sites or what? Does anyone know what that could entail? Another issue (as I see it) is that there is very little 700 mhz around me. T-Mobile didn't deploy a lot of it. So does that mean even areas that didn't have 700 before will now have both 600 and 700?
I would love for T-Mobile to also address their LTE as well and not just 5G but we can’t get everything we want in life. Maybe they’ll circle back around at some point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk