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This is a pretty awesome topic so I wanted to contribute some awesome stuff. :)

 

These are the new Ericsson AIR Integrated Antennas with integrated radio tops. Notice no RRU. :) T-Mobile is exclusively deploying these as far as I know. They're dual mode 2x2 MIMO, Release 10 stuff. Snapped a few shots earlier today:

 

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Later I did my research and here is the official stuff:

 

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Does anyone know the cost on a set of theses?

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oh ok because I have an airwave in the because there 3G signal in my house was only about 2-3 bars. I turned off the airwave and the LTE signal give me all bars sometimes but drops down to 3 the most.

 

If you have signal that great without the Airave, you are better off sending that back to Sprint now and just use WiFi when at home. The Airave adds some additional taxes on your bill because it technically has a "phone" line so if you have good service without it, send it back and save some money and hassle of running it through your internet connection.

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Here is a set of Nokia Siemens panels with their shiny new Flexi Base Station mounted in the middle. It's a T-Mobile modernized site in Ann Harbor area, posted by jsimp2006 on HoFo.

 

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is this a nv tower has 2 rru behind it its off eisenhower rd nicholasville ky 40356post-6242-0-22456500-1360870609_thumb.jpg

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What does RRU stand for, and what do they do I googled it and came up with nothing really.

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Remote Radio Unit. Self explanatory once you know what it means.

 

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Got it thank's.

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Here are some new pics of a crew putting panels and RRUs into a non-Sprint array here in my area.

 

Sprint is the 3rd rack (from the top), I think.

 

The contractor installing this array is ESA Engineering of Cedar Park, TX.

 

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That's a T-Mobile's top rack, using NSN equipment, that box between the middle Antenna and a guy on the left is NSN Flexi Base Stations. That's a Release 10 capable array.

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That's a T-Mobile's top rack, using NSN equipment, that box between the middle Antenna and a guy on the left is NSN Flexi Base Stations. That's a Release 10 capable array.

 

Yeah if you look at the bottom of the panels you see 2 actuators I believe but there is only 1 cable feeding the panel which signifies alone its not sprint... Can see how one could get confused as it looks like they have 2 small RUUs hanging below the panel...

 

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That's a T-Mobile's top rack, using NSN equipment, that box between the middle Antenna and a guy on the left is NSN Flexi Base Stations. That's a Release 10 capable array.

 

Yeah, I figured it was T. They have been upgrading their sites in Austin at a much faster pace than Sprint.

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Yeah, I figured it was T. They have been upgrading their sites in Austin at a much faster pace than Sprint.

 

T-Mobile already has advanced backhaul at its urban sites. Raising new panels and base stations is not easy, but T-Mobile does not have to wait on backhaul for those sites. The problem that T-Mobile faces is that it has too many rural sites that not only lack advanced backhaul but also are still GSM only.

 

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Here are some new pics of a crew putting panels and RRUs into a non-Sprint array here in my area.

 

The contractor installing this array is ESA Engineering of Cedar Park, TX.

 

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Here's the finished, buttoned-up rack. Most of us have come to the consensus that it is a T-Mobile rack. Does anyone have the specs or model numbers of those antennas? Looks like they are dual cellular and pcs/aws band? Could TMobile be acquiring 700mhz spectrum here in Central TX?

 

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Another angle:

 

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I would also love to know the model of those panels. I'm guessing these aren't NSN Liquid Radio, as those are rumored to be delayed, but the BTS is definitely their Flexi.

 

I'm pretty sure T-Mobile isn't acquiring 700Mhz. They're 99.9% PCS + AWS.

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Does the equipment look like this nationwide for Sprint? (As far as number of RRUs and the 6 plugs on the bottom of the panel?) I live in Portland, Oregon.

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Are there maps that show the divisions of labor between different contractors for the LTE rollouts of the other US providers anywhere on the Internet?

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Probably not. The other carriers are pretty hush hush about their deployment and Sprint would've been the same until we got amazing people like Robert starting this whole thing up.

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I would also love to know the model of those panels. I'm guessing these aren't NSN Liquid Radio, as those are rumored to be delayed, but the BTS is definitely their Flexi.

 

I'm pretty sure T-Mobile isn't acquiring 700Mhz. They're 99.9% PCS + AWS.

 

The radio in the picture is a NSN FXFB running GSM and 1900 umts antennas are normally Andrews TMBXX_6517-A2M's

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The radio in the picture is a NSN FXFB running GSM and 1900 umts antennas are normally Andrews TMBXX_6517-A2M's

I assume AWS UMTS and LTE is also supported with the same setup.

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No, the lte comes from a seprate radio FRIG and in most markets the existing aws equipment and lines are being used.

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The radio in the picture is a NSN FXFB running GSM and 1900 umts antennas are normally Andrews TMBXX_6517-A2M's

 

What are the specs of those antennas? They look an awful lot like the ones AT&T uses here. AT&T has 700-850 MHz /1700-2100 MHz dual band antennas on most of their sites.

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I need some help. benifactor posted this in the Vegas permit thread, and the site is supposed to have 6 RRU's, and I know the 3 are definitely on the top, but what about the other 3 boxes. Are they RRU's too?

 

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I need some help. benifactor posted this in the Vegas permit thread, and the site is supposed to have 6 RRU's, and I know the 3 are definitely on the top, but what about the other 3 boxes. Are they RRU's too?

 

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Why would a site only have 6RRUs?... Only 2 sectors on it for whatever reason?... Because there would be 3 RRUs per sector/antenna.

 

Is ALU doing Vegas or is Samsung? The antenna looks like the curved alu ones kinda FWIW... Kinda interested in the pink logo on the old antennas myself...

 

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Vegas is ALU to my knowledge. Samsung does Northern California & Lower central valley. Alu does SoCal and the east from there (cough vegas cough)

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