Jump to content

Network Vision/LTE - Washington DC Market


Recommended Posts

14 minutes ago, kg4icg said:

Well I now have the lg v50 in hand, picked it up from sprint yesterday

How do you like it? Any 5G visible yet?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

At the Nationals Game today! My iPhone XS automatically connected to a private WiFi network “provided by Sprint” at Nationals Park. Check out the data speeds here during the game. Nice

I really like this picture from a Washington Post article about OPM. - Trip

I continue to be amazed at how quickly upgrades are occurring.  Yesterday I drove to visit my parents and then today I drove back.  On my way down, I had LTE all the way from my home next to the Hunti

Posted Images

  • 1 month later...

5G has officially launched in DC: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-washington-dc.htm

Part of this 5G launch announcement for Los Angeles, New York City and Phoenix: https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-lights-up-true-mobile-5g-in-los-angeles-new-york-city-phoenix-and-washington-dc.htm

Seems Sprint/Nokia got the bugs worked out!

Sprint's Coverage Map now shows 5G Coverage for DC....

Still a number of areas to cover with 5G in DC.

From the Coverage Map, it actually seems that the 5G Coverage in Montgomery County, MD is greater than it is in DC. Have a look at Bethesda and then go in all directions. Seems solid.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Something looks wrong with the map to me.  If you look at Beacon Hill, for instance, there is 5G to the northeast and southeast of the site, but not immediately surrounding it or west of it.  It almost looks like there's a smaller 4G site overlaid on top of it or something.  The site at Kingstowne looks the same, as do several others I'm spot-checking.

- Trip

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
10 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

Except Sprint's 5G setup is on the celltower, using 64T64R antenna's, replace band 41 antennas with new ones, not utility pole mounted.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, kg4icg said:

Except Sprint's 5G setup is on the celltower, using 64T64R antenna's, replace band 41 antennas with new ones, not utility pole mounted.

Very good point!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
1 minute ago, RedSpark said:

It doesn't apply to sprint, they aren't doing mmwave, sprint is upgrading panels on cell towers for there 5g, but it does apply to AT&T and Verizon

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, kg4icg said:

It doesn't apply to sprint, they aren't doing mmwave, sprint is upgrading panels on cell towers for there 5g, but it does apply to AT&T and Verizon

That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.

It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, RedSpark said:

That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.

It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?

Simply yes

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
That’s true. Sprint is in a good position with its 2.5 GHz for 5G. I only wish they had some more low band to complement it.
It would apply to T-Mobile mmwave though right?
People will rally against 5G the carrier really doesn't matter. If Sprint wanted to install a small cell in a spot someone might go against it. Some of the same people might even want all towers gone then complain that their phone doesn't work.

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 1 month later...
  • 5 months later...

This week I switched from a Sprint 4G phone to a T-Mobile 5G.

Connectivity is significantly better, specifically when I am deep inside my apartment building or in an elevator down to the underground garage.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, JimBob said:

This week I switched from a Sprint 4G phone to a T-Mobile 5G.

Connectivity is significantly better, specifically when I am deep inside my apartment building or in an elevator down to the underground garage.

Do we have Tmo 5G NR 2.5 yet?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the S20 ultra, been on it for a while now. It's on 5G every where I go, and yes I'm getting good battery life on it. Though I should have waited a week and got the V60, oh well. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...
2 hours ago, PhillipJames89 said:

Does DC have mmWave or LAA?

That's a good question. I'd like to know this as well.

Doesn't seem like there's mmWave on my local site at least. I'm seeing speeds just under 300 Mbps down and ~76 Mbps up. I'd expect to see higher DL speeds if mmWave was deployed on it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, RedSpark said:

That's a good question. I'd like to know this as well.

Doesn't seem like there's mmWave on my local site at least. I'm seeing speeds just under 300 Mbps down and ~76 Mbps up. I'd expect to see higher DL speeds if mmWave was deployed on it.

I think this is their mmWave Footprint . I remember it being small. However I do think T-Mobile and Sprint acquired nationwide licenses earlier this year

Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, PhillipJames89 said:

I think this is their mmWave Footprint . I remember it being small. However I do think T-Mobile and Sprint acquired nationwide licenses earlier this year

Is there any way to tell in my iPhone 12 Pro's Field Test Mode if I'm on mmWave?

Wow. Field Test Mode looks really different than before.... Is that due to me being "on" T-Mobile with my device or being on iOS 14.2?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Similar Content

    • By danlodish345
      Even though Sprint doesn't have the best coverage in my area. I do have lots of memories and nostalgia with the company. I wonder who else here will miss Sprint besides me?
    • By vanko987
      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 😀
    • By lilotimz
      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. 
       
      Samsung antenna with eSMR 800 RRU & PCS 1900 RRU

      A close look at a Samsung setup





      Next Generation Samsung Configuration
      RRH-P4 4T4R 1.9 GHz  | RRH-C4 4T4R 800 MHz| RRH-V3 2.5 GHz

      Next Generation 8 Port Dual Band Antenna Setup 
      4 port 800 MHz RRH-C4 800

      (source: dkyeager)

      (source: dkyeager)
      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 

      Samsung Cabinets

       
       
      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*
    • By kckid
      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 )
      https://phys.org/news/2019-02-sprint-5g-network-chicago-atlanta.html
       
  • Posts

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...