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28 minutes ago, RAvirani said:

256QAM is live pretty much nationwide at this point. Massive MIMO is rolling pretty quickly out too...

If it's live I surely haven't noticed any difference.

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1 hour ago, BlueAngel said:

If it's live I surely haven't noticed any difference.

Maybe not in your market or region yet?

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If it's live I surely haven't noticed any difference.
Neither have I. I've confirmed that it's being used via NSG, but it doesn't seem to make much difference. I suspect backhaul is the bottleneck.

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30 minutes ago, though said:

Maybe not in your market or region yet?

It's possible, speeds are still the same today as they were this time last year. Perhaps a bit slower.

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1 hour ago, BlueAngel said:

It's possible, speeds are still the same today as they were this time last year. Perhaps a bit slower.

What are your median speeds, just out of curiosity? Are you still using the S9+?

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Maybe not in your market or region yet?
I haven't noticed any difference either

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1 hour ago, though said:

What are your media speeds, just out of curiosity? Are you still using the S9+?

S9+ yes and I average around 20 down on B41.

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You need fairly clean signal to take advantage of 256QAM. I find it more useful on L1900 than L2500. 

If you're seeing absolutely no bump in speed, even in strong/clean signal areas, I would guess backhaul is the bottleneck. 

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2 hours ago, RAvirani said:

You need fairly clean signal to take advantage of 256QAM. I find it more useful on L1900 than L2500. 

If you're seeing absolutely no bump in speed, even in strong/clean signal areas, I would guess backhaul is the bottleneck. 

So 256QAM is on both B25 and B41? what about B26? I assume it's the backhaul that is the bottleneck for sure.

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2 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

So 256QAM is on both B25 and B41? what about B26? I assume it's the backhaul that is the bottleneck for sure.

It should be although I haven't seen it. I never connect to a clean/strong enough L800 signal to check. The network is really aggressive about moving me up to the highest band available. 

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HOLY COW!!! SPRINT 5G HERE WE GO!!!

 

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Considering LGs event is on the 24th of this month in Barcelona and the devices image is displaying Feb 24th on it's lock screen. It's probably safe to say they will reveal it officially then.

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On 2/16/2019 at 1:40 AM, nexgencpu said:

HOLY COW!!! SPRINT 5G HERE WE GO!!!

 

finally.... some upload

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On 2/13/2019 at 10:15 AM, Tengen31 said:

I haven't noticed any difference either

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Portland market S9+ here and haven't noticed any speed difference with 256 QAM either.   I would agree that perhaps speeds are a bit slower than a year ago here as well.   

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For those asking about qam. Does everyone for that cell sector use 256 qam? (in range of or phone support) If not your the only one going to see the 33% increase. So your old speedtest x 1.33. Examples 1Mbps to 1.33 Mbps or 5Mbps goes to 6.5 Mbps. Another would be 20 Mbps to 26 Mbps all within margin of error with speed test. That gain starts to go away fast as people use more data.

Where qam even massive mimo help is large events. Otherwise you have people on the fringe with weak signal weaking their effectiveness.

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my essential phone, since last weeks feb update, has been showing as native ( no R indicator) when connected to T-Mobile or USCC LTE.  If voice is also roaming then the R indicator will display.

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On 2/18/2019 at 4:44 AM, superbluepsd said:

Portland market S9+ here and haven't noticed any speed difference with 256 QAM either.   I would agree that perhaps speeds are a bit slower than a year ago here as well.   

Then the next day i randomly do a speed test and get 274 mbps down during evening commute.  Speeds must be related to backhaul provisioning at each site.  

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Then the next day i randomly do a speed test and get 274 mbps down during evening commute.  Speeds must be related to backhaul provisioning at each site.  
Here is the speed test referenced above1c7bcb7b0adc67c4f473c2099df3a62a.jpg

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Here is the speed test referenced above1c7bcb7b0adc67c4f473c2099df3a62a.jpg

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I got this the other day. 6b37de4093792e39634b03811376380b.jpg

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I'm live at samsung event! Sprint is 5G partner for GS10 5G!

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Looks like The Donald just got a South Korean rollout map. I hope Nokia, Ericsson and co have figured out how to keep the lid on prices throughout all this testing hype. It will be a spicy year for capex by next summer.

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With Trump tweeting this, it appears to be a positive on the Sprint - T Mo merger.    Thoughts?

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4 minutes ago, dro1984 said:

With Trump tweeting this, it appears to be a positive on the Sprint - T Mo merger.    Thoughts?

Trump tweets are somewhat meaningless to most outcomes, but, to me it signifies a trend of moving towards a future where deploying the next new networks will be met with less red tape.

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1 hour ago, belusnecropolis said:

Looks like The Donald just got a South Korean rollout map. I hope Nokia, Ericsson and co have figured out how to keep the lid on prices throughout all this testing hype. It will be a spicy year for capex by next summer.

Forget 5G.  Now I want 6G.

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