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I connected to band 41 about a month ago near Bethany Home and 7th but that was the first and only time. I will be more excited when we see band 26.

 

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I connected at work in downtown Buckeye and speeds were not super impressive 9-10mbps. More than enough for most purposes, so I was fine.

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I connected at work in downtown Buckeye and speeds were not super impressive 9-10mbps. More than enough for most purposes, so I was fine.

What could you not do with 9-10 Mbps?

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What could you not do with 9-10 Mbps?

Nothing. That's why I said it was fine, but not a spectacular brag-worthy speed.

 

I do have concerns that as the subscriber load increases there may not be a lot of bandwidth. I am reasonably confident that currently I'm one of few users on that tower during the day.

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Nothing. That's why I said it was fine, but not a spectacular brag-worthy speed.

 

I do have concerns that as the subscriber load increases there may not be a lot of bandwidth. I am reasonably confident that currently I'm one of few users on that tower during the day.

 

You would likely get much more than 9-10Mbps if you were one of the only users on that site during the day.  Probably just waiting on a backhaul increase.

 

But additional subscriber counts is what B41 is for.  So, in time, increased loads will not be a problem.  Sprint can add a lot more B41 capacity than VZW, AT&T and T-Mobile can add combined with the additional spectrum they have available or can refarm.

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But additional subscriber counts is what B41 is for. 

 

I wanted to ask, what is the effective range of B41?  I seem to lose the B41 signal at the tower near my work when I am more than 1/4 mile from it.  That is disheartening because I'll almost never get B41 in my area at buildout.

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I wanted to ask, what is the effective range of B41? I seem to lose the B41 signal at the tower near my work when I am more than 1/4 mile from it. That is disheartening because I'll almost never get B41 in my area at buildout.

It's highly variable. Typically 1-5 miles. It's likely that your site has not been optimized yet.
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It's highly variable. Typically 1-5 miles. It's likely that your site has not been optimized yet.

Saw a post potentially on here I believe? Mentioned that B41 is 2-3dBm weaker than B25 and B26 is 5-6 dBm stronger than B25 (but B26 can penetrate). Feel free to correct

 

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Went to the cardinals game yesterday.... data was so bad I could not even post this complaint.

Really.... I could not even load this page

They really better step it up

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Went to the cardinals game yesterday.... data was so bad I could not even post this complaint.

Really.... I could not even load this page

They really better step it up

Better step up? You're threatening Sprint? Just leave.

 

If you MUST have high speed LTE in a public venue point loaded with tens of thousands of customers, you should go find another provider. Sprint really isn't even working on stadiums yet. Just their macro network. Most NFL stadiums have fantastic WiFi.

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I should have clarified this was a continuation of a previous post with the super bowl on the horizon twice as many people will be out there

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I should have clarified this was a continuation of a previous post with the super bowl on the horizon twice as many people will be out there

I do agree that Sprint really needs to make a big showing for the Super Bowl. They need to have every adjacent site B41 with at least three B41 LTE carriers, as well as all the COWs needed.

 

I doubt they are upgrading their DAS this year at Glendale Stadium. Although they should have.

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I do agree that Sprint really needs to make a big showing for the Super Bowl. They need to have every adjacent site B41 with at least three B41 LTE carriers, as well as all the COWs needed.

 

I doubt they are upgrading their DAS this year at Glendale Stadium. Although they should have.

 

High possibility of Samsung being brought in temporarily to deploy 8T8R B41 equipment in Phoenix because of ALU equipment shortages especially with the recent findings from the Phoenix premiers. 

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High possibility of Samsung being brought in temporarily to deploy 8T8R B41 equipment in Phoenix because of ALU equipment shortages especially with the recent findings from the Phoenix premiers.

Could this happen in NSN markets or are the equipment shortages easing up

 

 

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Could this happen in NSN markets or are the equipment shortages easing up

 

 

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It's probably a special case since the superbowl is happening in Phoenix.

 

Non compete clauses forbid each vendor from deploying their equipment in the other vendors markets. It's a major reason why Samsung will be decommissioning their dual mode TDD-LTE / Wimax equipment from the Nokia and ALU markets starting late next year (the other two vendors will replace the Samsung equipment with their own).

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Better step up? You're threatening Sprint? Just leave.

 

If you MUST have high speed LTE in a public venue point loaded with tens of thousands of customers, you should go find another provider. Sprint really isn't even working on stadiums yet. Just their macro network. Most NFL stadiums have fantastic WiFi.

 

 

Agreed.  While the Macro network is obviously the first priority, I am surprised Claure isn't jumping onto new projects that the bulk of the engineering work could be handled concurrently with VZN/ATT DAS roll outs.  At this stage in the game, it will be VERY difficult to compete with AT&T/VZN once projects like these are completed. 

 

I saw an interesting job posting yesterday - a project coordinator for Harvard University.

 

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1115120&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND

 

 

 

Project Coordinator 

Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded for two years. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance. 

 

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is seeking a Project Coordinator for the multiyear University Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Program implementation. This position will be responsible for independently managing critical pre and post installation in-building signal testing (~375 buildings) and the DAS site construction portions (~20 cell sites) of this large-scale project. Selected manager will supervise all installation subcontractors while managing relationships with involved School and HRES building facility managers. Position will report to the DAS Program Project Manager lead. 

 

The key responsibilities for this position include the following: 

 

Manage all phases of the effort to successfully design, build and test up to 20 individual outside Distributed Antenna (oDAS) host building sites; Work with ATT and Verizon engineers on oDAS host building specifications and selection criteria; Schedule and manage all proposed oDAS host site engineering surveys; Oversee creation of construction drawing sets (CD’s) and photo SIMS for each location as an aid to state, municipal and school approval processes. 

 

Manage all on-campus macro cellular signal benchmark testing (approximately 375 buildings) including scheduling all building walk-throughs and arranging access to secure areas with building managers; Escort all vendors performing testing; Arrange safe access to oDAS host roofs to install temporary test transmitters; Schedule building walk-throughs to test simulated oDAS cell signal levels; Oversee ATT’s documentation of all target building signal levels; Identify priority in-building areas that will require additional signal remediation to obtain a quality level of enhanced cellular service. 

 

Supervise the General Contractor’s management of the per building oDAS host equipment installation including Remote Radio Units, Antennas, power and fiber communications cabling; Ensure that all activities comply with Harvard’s safety and mitigation standards; Develop project phase plans, work breakdown structures and timelines and report regularly on project subtask progress status to the Project Manager; Provide reports to HUIT sponsors and School stakeholders as directed. 

 

Establish and maintain relationships with School and HRES building managers to support communication of the oDAS program to their local community of interest; Schedule oDAS information outreach sessions with tenants; Liaise with ATT provided RF experts as well as assigned Health Physicist support from Harvard EH&S; Manage responses to all presented Radiation Frequency (RF) questions or concerns. 

Collaborate with the DAS Product Manager to ensure that all project activities are conducted according to the terms and conditions of the University DAS Master Agreement: Manage payment by ATT of all invoices generated by Harvard entities in support of the oDAS installation program; Manage the metering of power consumption at all DAS sites; Work with the HUIT Financial Partner to issue invoices in an accurate and timely fashion. 

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It is an NFL mandate -- to help stem attendance erosion from people staying home to check fantasy football score updates and watch RedZone clips.  Teams that do not get their uber enterprise grade Wi-Fi in order will face some heat from the league.

 

AJ

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at the airport today in phx...  i connected band 41 got some ridiculous speeds... at a site that has been pre network vision with no lte upgrades... and i have connected to all three lte bands, as well as some 1x800... i knew that it was getting close sprint and alu have been here nightly working on the site...  for the past week

 

I posted  an engineering screen and speed test screen shot link while on 41 its on the phoenix building permits page...

 

YAY PHX... 

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at the airport today in phx... i connected band 41 got some ridiculous speeds... at a site that has been pre network vision with no lte upgrades... and i have connected to all three lte bands, as well as some 1x800... i knew that it was getting close sprint and alu have been here nightly working on the site... for the past week

 

I posted an engineering screen and speed test screen shot link while on 41 its on the phoenix building permits page...

 

YAY PHX...

Flying through Phoenix on the way to LA tomorrow. Hopefully this hasn't been deactivated!

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http://www.berryreporter.com/sprint-launches-sprint-spark-6-new-cities/

 

Sprint is continuing their 4G LTE Network rollout, called Network Vision, announcing today that 4G LTE is available in 41 more cities. Also they announced that six more cities are now able to experience the speeds of Sprint Spark. Sprint Spark is bringing speeds of 60 Mbps to Sprints customers, where it is available. These six cities include Long Island, New York, Minneapolis and Phoenix. Those who reside in the likes of Newark, New Jersey; Oakland, California and Orlando, Florida. On top of Sprint Spark, customers are also able to experience HD Voice, which is bringing clear voice calling to Sprint’s customers! Let us know if you’re experiencing either Sprint Spark or HD Voice!

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They shouldn't be able to say it's Spark until B26 is up.

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They shouldn't be able to say it's Spark until B26 is up.

Agree. As it stands B41 and B25 alone are very bad experiences.
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How many b41 sites are up? I am hardly ever on any, is Phoenix itself littered with b41?

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