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We have the launch list! About 55 new cities to be officially launched with LTE this week.

  • Albuquerque (New Mexico Market)
    • Clovis, NM
  • Arkansas
    • Fort Smith, AR
  • Baltimore
    • Columbia, MD
    • Ellicott City, MD
  • Boston (Massachusetts)
    • Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • DFW
    • Athens, TX
  • East Kentucky
    • Lexington, KY
    • Fankfort, KY
  • East Michigan
    • Adrian, MI
  • East Texas
    • Jacksonville, TX
    • Paris, TX
    • Tyler, TX
    • Texarkana, TX
    • Texarkana, AR
  • Georgia
    • Auburn, AL
    • Opelika, AL
    • Milledgeville, GA
    • Warner Robin, GA
    • Waycross, GA
  • Gulf Coast
    • Pensacola, FL
  • Inland Northwest
    • Spokane, WA
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Louisiana
    • Fort Polk South, LA
    • Lafayette, LA
  • Milwaukee
    • Janesville, WI
  • Mississippi
    • Laurel, MS
    • Picayune, MS
  • Missouri
    • Farmington, MO
    • Jefferson City, MO
    • Kirksville, MO
    • Rolla, MO
  • North Wisconsin
    • Stevens Point, WI
  • New York City
    • Manhattan, NY
    • Queens, NY
    • Staten Island, NY
  • Oklahoma
    • Ardmore, OK
  • Orange County
    • Santa Ana, CA
    • Anaheim, CA
  • Oregon/SW Washington
    • Albany, OR
    • Corvallis, OR
  • Orlando
    • Lakeland, FL
    • Winter Haven, FL
  • South Carolina
    • Greenville, SC
    • Mauldin, SC
    • Easley, SC
    • Greenwood, SC
  • South Texas
    • Eagle Pass, TX
  • South West Florida
    • Cape Coral, FL
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • Naples, FL
  • Southern Connecticut
    • New Haven, CT
  • The Panhandle
    • Tallahasse, FL
    • Valdosta, GA
  • Upper Central Valley
    • Reb Bluff, CA
  • West Kentucky
    • Elizabethtown, KY
  • West Texas
    • Abilene, TX
    • Odessa, TX
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What is wrong with Janesville?

 

Jim, Sent from my Photon 4G using Tapatalk 2

 

 

He was just hoping for some place semi-cool, like Madison.

 

:P

 

Well, the land of Paul Ryan has been coated in LTE goodness for a while already.  I was hoping for some new insight in the state.....like perhaps Madison as mentioned, mainly because we have all our towers (except 3) in progress, but only 3-4 accepted.  Nothing against Janesville in particular. :)

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Well, the land of Paul Ryan has been coated in LTE goodness for a while already. I was hoping for some new insight in the state.....like perhaps Madison as mentioned, mainly because we have all our towers (except 3) in progress, but only 3-4 accepted. Nothing against Janesville in particular. :)

Well then come on sprint ... winter is coming, lets get Madison some love already!

 

Jim, Sent from my Photon 4G using Tapatalk 2

 

 

 

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Well, the land of Paul Ryan has been coated in LTE goodness for a while already.  I was hoping for some new insight in the state.....like perhaps Madison as mentioned, mainly because we have all our towers (except 3) in progress, but only 3-4 accepted.  Nothing against Janesville in particular. :)

 

Until those in-progress sites are accepted, there won't be a launch. But it should happen pretty quickly once acceptances start since all the equipment is already installed!

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We have the launch list! About 55 new cities to be officially launched with LTE this week.

 

-snip-

 

Are these confirmed launched cities? Or are the still best guesses from members?

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Until those in-progress sites are accepted, there won't be a launch. But it should happen pretty quickly once acceptances start since all the equipment is already installed!

 

I was hoping in my heart of hearts that you were holding information for tonight's acceptance reports that would light my entire world up, alas, that was a long shot. 

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Launched, and fully functional are two different things.  When an area gets to 40% of sites active, then it is launched.  

 

As has been shown by a few markets; like Orlando this 40% is not always correct. Orlando is currently at 54% LTE and 60% NV but the market as a whole has not launched, just a few cities.

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So NYC is fully launched now.

 

As long as LTE is fully functional in my area when I upgrade, I'll be satisfied, finally.

 

As stated above, this doesn't mean the network is completed. There are still A LOT of sites to go in the NYC market. They are barely to the half-way point. Especially lower Manhattan is lacking in LTE coverage. 

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As has been shown by a few markets; like Orlando this 40% is not always correct. Orlando is currently at 54% LTE and 60% NV but the market as a whole has not launched, just a few cities.

 

They haven't fully launched a market anywhere. They are launching cities as they pass that 40% POPs coverage. (Not 40% site completion). Depending on the design of the network, it's possible to have more than half of the sites complete, but not reach the 40% pops coverage threshold. 

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As has been shown by a few markets; like Orlando this 40% is not always correct. Orlando is currently at 54% LTE and 60% NV but the market as a whole has not launched, just a few cities.

Given it's namesake, the Orlando market will not launch until there is fair coverage around the city. Which is still not imminent. 95% of the sites in the market to date have been outside the city proper. A fact you guys down there experience often, no doubt. :(

 

It looks like the Urban Orlando deployment is starting to get legs now though.

 

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Janesville??? really????  aw man, total fail. 

 

They have been announcing all kinds of small markets in Wisconsin (Wausau, Fond du Lac, etc.) while actively working on the big markets (Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine).  I don't think they announce a city/market until every site has every NV option operating and approved.

 

Lately, when driving around I can't find ANY site in Racine County (just south of Milwaukee) or sites in the southern part of Milwaukee County that don't have the new Samsung equipment installed.  SInce I don't have a 4g phone, I can't tell how many of them are transmitting 4g but I bet a bunch are!

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They have been announcing all kinds of small markets in Wisconsin (Wausau, Fond du Lac, etc.) while actively working on the big markets (Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, Racine).  I don't think they announce a city/market until every site has every NV option operating and approved.

 

They announce when coverage reaches about 40% of the population.

 

Lately, when driving around I can't find ANY site in Racine County (just south of Milwaukee) or sites in the southern part of Milwaukee County that don't have the new Samsung equipment installed.  SInce I don't have a 4g phone, I can't tell how many of them are transmitting 4g but I bet a bunch are!

 

Samsung has basically put a freeze on acceptances and integrations, and put all efforts into installing equipment. They are pushing to get as much done before winter as possible. Once done, they will go back and start firing up LTE. Most of the sites you see probably aren't broadcasting LTE yet, much like Madison. If you want to catalog which sites have equipment installed and report them to the In-Progress thread, we can get them marked on the maps. 

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Samsung has basically put a freeze on acceptances and integrations, and put all efforts into installing equipment. They are pushing to get as much done before winter as possible. Once done, they will go back and start firing up LTE. Most of the sites you see probably aren't broadcasting LTE yet, much like Madison. 

 

Ah, that makes sense.  So the tower crews are out there doing the tower-top work and installing the new equipment cabinets but aren't adding 4g (or any new features) to the site.

 

On many of the sites I've looked at, the legacy panels are gone so the new Samsung equipment (and antennas) must be on the air transmitting the same formats that the legacy equipment did, correct?

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Ah, that makes sense.  So the tower crews are out there doing the tower-top work and installing the new equipment cabinets but aren't adding 4g (or any new features) to the site.

 

On many of the sites I've looked at, the legacy panels are gone so the new Samsung equipment (and antennas) must be on the air transmitting the same formats that the legacy equipment did, correct?

 

If the legacy antennas have in fact been removed, than the 3G side of things must have been hooked up. When they'll go back for the LTE side of things is unclear at this point.

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So are you saying, once winter really hits, no one will be climbing towers? Or they're just trying to get as much of that part done as possible before winter?

 

They're trying to get as much of that done before winter. Work certainly continues during winter, we saw it last year, it will happen this year. They just want to get as much of the tower climbing out of the way as they can!

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They're trying to get as much of that done before winter. Work certainly continues during winter, we saw it last year, it will happen this year. They just want to get as much of the tower climbing out of the way as they can!

So, you're saying that in a couple months, they could fire up LTE on a whole bunch of sites?

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So, you're saying that in a couple months, they could fire up LTE on a whole bunch of sites?

 

That's my understanding. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen. We're seeing the same things happening in Lincoln and Omaha as we are in Madison and Milwaukee. Tons of sites installed, but very few - to no - acceptance reports. Really, most Samsung markets (northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin.. etc)

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