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2 data speed upgrades on http://network.sprint.com are LTE sites?


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On sponsors map, all of San Diego's LTE sites are compared and does show "2 data speed upgrades" on Sprint's map.  We found new 2 data speed upgrades but is not indicated on sponsors map as 4G. We were able to confirm last night it indeed is broadcasting LTE.

 

 

 

Is it safe to say all "2 data speed upgrades" are confirmed LTE sites by Sprint?  Been watching both sponsors map and Sprints map, all new "2 data speed upgrades" on Sprint's map end up being confirmed on sponsors map as 4G.  Can anyone confirm?

 

 

 

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The tower across the street from my house says 2 data speed upgrades, and has for over a month. Still not broadcasting LTE. It has the new panels, RRU's and the new base station just can't confirm back haul which is supposed to be fiber.

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It's a great indicator, but isn't always 100% true. It become useless when trying to look at certain cities too. For example, when I got to NYC, it's hard to see each tower individually because there are too many.

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On sponsors map, all of San Diego's LTE sites are compared and does show "2 data speed upgrades" on Sprint's map.  We found new 2 data speed upgrades but is not indicated on sponsors map as 4G. We were able to confirm last night it indeed is broadcasting LTE.

 

 

 

Is it safe to say all "2 data speed upgrades" are confirmed LTE sites by Sprint?  Been watching both sponsors map and Sprints map, all new "2 data speed upgrades" on Sprint's map end up being confirmed on sponsors map as 4G.  Can anyone confirm?

 

No, it is not safe to say.  Legacy site backhaul upgrades are also shown as two speed upgrades.  There are thousands of sites that show 2 Speed Upgrades that are 3G accepted and have had one legacy speed upgrade in the previous six months, and there are many more that have just have had two legacy speed upgrades in the past six months.  All legacy upgrades stay shown on those Sprint maps for six months, then fall off.

 

So all LTE sites in an AlcaLu market will say two speed upgrades if LTE is accepted, but not all two speed upgrade sites have LTE accepted.  Hopefully that makes sense.  And in Ericsson and Samsung markets, it's even harder to tell.

 

There still is no substitution for S4GRU acceptance reports.

 

Robert

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How about 3 data speed upgardes, would u assume it is lte

 

No.  It could have received two upgrades on legacy.  Then to even confuse the matter I've seen a site go active with LTE one week then an adjacent site receive a legacy upgrade a week later. 

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I have even seen a site in Farmington, New Mexico that had 4 data speed upgrades and all were legacy.  There was not one piece of NV equipment at that location at the time.  So sites may be worth checking out if they have two or more speed upgrades, but it is far from definitive to mean LTE.

 

Robert

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