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Does anyone know if this is a NV cabinet?

 

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Does anyone know if this is a NV cabinet?

 

 

Nope. NV uses 2 cabinets.

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Nope. NV uses 2 cabinets.

Maybe they haven't installed the 2nd one yet?  You can see the concrete where they removed some cabinets.  I don't want you crushing my dreams....

 

Does the 1st one resemble anything Sprint?

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Nope. Not a Sprint cabinet at all. 

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Nope. Not a Sprint cabinet at all. 

Well blah... Thanks for the reply!!

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Nope. Not a Sprint cabinet at all. 

 

To be fair, Sprint has some very small, odd looking cabinets here in Missouri. 

 

Example:

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I read this probably 4 months ago, need to add it to my signature. Very informative; as always.  Thank you Travis. 

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Good info.

I should probably update a few of the pics since I have many new ones.

 

Sent from my little Note2

 

 

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Has anyone uploaded pics from the towers in the IBEZ?

 

 

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Has anyone uploaded pics from the towers in the IBEZ?

 

 

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I haven't seen anyone posts any yet.  Maybe you'll be the first?

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IBEZ?

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IBEZ?

 

International Boundary Exclusion Zone

 

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In a nutshell, in this boundary they cannot deploy 800 SMR due to conflicts with the signals in Mexico.

 

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Has anyone uploaded pics from the towers in the IBEZ?

 

 

 

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I haven't seen anyone posts any yet. Maybe you'll be the first?

I'll get the wifey's camera and get some pics..however i need a confirmed site in north laredo, not being a sponsor i don't know which towers are live. Any help? :)

 

 

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Sprint tower behind my city's police station that was upgraded sometime in the last month or so. LTE panels and Ericsson RRU's down at the bottom,

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Not Ericsson Style don't be confused:

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How come there is only one panel per sector compared to three panels?

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Is it common for Sprint to attach their antennas and panels to high voltage towers? 

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Is it common for Sprint to attach their antennas and panels to high voltage towers?

Not common but in some places that is the location.

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Is it common for Sprint to attach their antennas and panels to high voltage towers?

Here in southeastern Michigan it is pretty common. Can't speak for other areas though.

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I have been promising pics for the IBEZ, here are some that I was able to take today. Hope these help...post-10823-0-15420400-1374882717_thumb.jpg

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Thanks for the pics. Looks like a standard setup, just missing an RRU with the caps left on the 800SMR portion of the antenna.

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Thanks for the pics. Looks like a standard setup, just missing an RRU with the caps left on the 800SMR portion of the antenna.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing too...If I'm not mistaken you educated me on this on the South Texas thread...you called it

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RRU stands for Remote radio unit. On previous versions the radio unit was on the ground and all radio signal was sent up the tower using coaxial cable. This caused a lot of signal loss and required a TMA (tower mounted amplifier) . This causes both a degradation of signal quality, and a higher power consumption. Also, this took up more ground space. With new technology, they have one small control unit mounted on a rack that runs up a fiber cable to the top. Then the fiber is terminated at the RRU where that is connected to the antenna via one 3 meter (usual) jumper with no loss whatsoever. I see both advantages and disadvantages. I hope the are highly stable, as all maintenance will have to be done by a climber, where as before radio failures were fixed with cell techs. I saw a lot of lightning strikes cause a lot of damage. I saw a good amount of RRU failures at launch, but they see to be getting better. We will be doing our first AIR install next week and I must admit, I a skeptical.

 

BTW this is for AT&T upgrade.

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Does anyone know Ericssons usual approach, because in Tallahassee, FL I am seeing more and more lte, but I have a gs2 and don't have lte and I haven't noticed any better speeds or 1x on 800. I also haven't been able to confirm any new antennas mounted although they are hard to figure out. I'm assuming if they have lte up they have back haul so then they should have the new equipment up?

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