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 😀
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 )
Sprint announced the MVNO Google Fi will use its network for 5G in a press release (that is, once there are actually 5G capable phones compatible with Google Fi someday):
This is the first I've heard about Fi and 5G so far. Google has pretty much kept mum on the topic, so I'm somewhat encouraged.
Samsung TDD-LTE gear which are being utilized in Clearwire priority sites. .
Clearwire - Samsung TDD-LTE RRH SLS-BD106Q & Antennas
Samsung TD-LTE RRUs mounted behind BRS/EBS Antenna
Sprint 2500-2600 mhz TD-LTE Setup
Note the Antennas are much thicker and fatter than the antennas being utilized by Sprint Network Vision.
Clearwire TD-LTE Base Station / Cabinet
May be subject to change as TD-LTE sites start being integrated into the Network Vision setups.
I'll clean the post up this weekend when I have more time.
Courtesy of Sbolen from Missouri market.
Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD104Q1 Samsung TDD RRH SLS-BD106Q
Yup! It came with the Android 10 update. Glad to have it officially supported instead of requiring a hack. The question is, does it continue to ignore the VoLTE flag on the eNB (ie, will it work on a Magic Box or Airave), unlike other VoLTE enabled devices? I've been out of the country since it came out, so haven't been able to test. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
It depends on the market. In Pittsburgh and other cities, I rarely see B26, and when I do, it performs well. I think in less urban areas there is higher B26 usage, but urban areas account for a majority of traffic. So that will affect the % of traffic on B26 in total. On the other hand, there are some cities where Sprint is lacking. The Bay area (SF, Oakland, Berkeley) doesn't have sufficient density for the topography, despite having a ton of sites. I'll be on B25 or B26 a lot, and it can be painfully slow. Even B41 gets congested, due to only 2 carriers on most sites (and only 2xCA on ones that do. Non contig B41 spectrum there). Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk