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      Samsung antenna with eSMR 800 RRU & PCS 1900 RRU

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      Next Generation Samsung Configuration
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      (source: dkyeager)
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      Powerpoint slides from Samsung / Sprint
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    • Some more interesting articles on Dish: https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/dish-wireless-bakes-core-principles-infrastructure-chua https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/dish-eyes-5g-network-reliability-vericas-chaos-engineering-platform    
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    • Fiercewireless put out an article today.  Sounds like AT&T wont get heavily started until later this year when equipment will be more available that supports both 3.45GHz and C-Band.
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