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Two sites that I know of have what look like NV RRUs but are not "broadcasting" (for lack of a better word) LTE. One is at 8016 Strawberry Lane, Charlotte NC and the other is at 1759 Echo Forest Drive, Charlotte NC ("flagpole"). I have more photos of both sites, and can provide them if needed. Explanations welcome.

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More than likely, they are waiting for a backhaul to the internet.

 

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Well, that is likely the case for Echo Forest Drive (backhaul provided by a local copper-line ISP), but the Strawberry Lane tower has fiber backhaul through "Dukenet" FTTT services. Still could be the reason though, like if they are still negotiating price or something.

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Otherwise, even if they have proper backhaul, they may have to tune the tower with the other lte towers in the area.

 

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More than likely, they are waiting for a backhaul to the internet.

 

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This. Usually if everything looks good and there is no 4G. Usually the backhaul is the cause, without it. Nope. So yeah most likely 4G

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No LTE at NV-looking sites

 

Are you cell site profiling? You know, this can be considered racism.

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i posted the same thing a while ago. i took some pics of the biggest tower in my town who seems to have every carrier on it and a bunch of people said it had sprint legacy and NV antennas/RRUs on it but i was in the library that shares a parking lot with it and could not even send an imessage, it seems like nothing is broadcasting from this site at the moment

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I've seen sites which have been upgraded, but are not onair yet.

 

Keep in mind, the physical construction portion is only the beginning (mounting the RRU, new antenna panels, etc.).

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