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Wow. What an eye opening conversation. This all recollected to the best of my abilities.

 

1. He works on Sprint, tmobile, and verizon towers.

2. He works for ericson

3. Sprint is deploying "6500 mhz service" i asked if he meant 2600 and he said no, that was already done.

4. Said it takes 6 months to a year for them to do a site survey when a company wants to add new equipment to a tower.

5. He go into the numbers that a rep for a particular company might be responsible for and tmobile reps can have up to 160 towers. he has 20.

6. Sprint constantly screws up and this guy will be surprised if theyre still around in 2 years.

7. He thought sprint should've bought tmobile and it wouldve been the best company.

8. In many areas where sprint has weak service due to poor tower density tough luck, it isnt going to get any better.

9. He said Att and Verizon dont even have to train their guys because as soon as a Sprint guy is trained he'll leave for another company.

10. Said he's eligible for retirement at the end of this year.

 

Obviously he was confused on a few of his points. But it was interesting still. Did seem to have decent knowledge of the site spacing issues and new tower construction snags.

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Wow. What an eye opening conversation. This all recollected to the best of my abilities.

 

1. He works on Sprint, tmobile, and verizon towers.

2. He works for ericson

3. Sprint is deploying "6500 mhz service" i asked if he meant 2600 and he said no, that was already done.

The "6500 MHz" project is the new RRU from Ericsson. They are swapping out the old PCS RRUs for the new RRUS31s, leaving the SMR RRUs.

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2. He works for ericson

 

 

:rofl:  :roflmao:

 

How about Ericsson doing something right like not getting nearly half of its network infrustructure replaced immediately after they deployed it, fix up their performance management software that they spent a year failing to properly implement, and do proper site maintainence / deployment/ integration and comissioning work so they don't constantly send another team out later to fix it. 

 

The "6500 MHz" project is the new RRU from Ericsson. They are swapping out the old PCS RRUs for the new RRUS31s, leaving the SMR RRUs.

 

It includes replacing DULs and software updates to the BTE. 

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Man I talked to a guy contracted out for ericsson changing to 31 ruus. It took them 6 weeks to change them out for some reason. He told me that no one likes working on Sprint towers and that Ericsson has not been spending money as of late. He said they are low on work.

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Wow. What an eye opening conversation. This all recollected to the best of my abilities.

 

1. He works on Sprint, tmobile, and verizon towers.

2. He works for ericson

3. Sprint is deploying "6500 mhz service" i asked if he meant 2600 and he said no, that was already done.

4. Said it takes 6 months to a year for them to do a site survey when a company wants to add new equipment to a tower.

5. He go into the numbers that a rep for a particular company might be responsible for and tmobile reps can have up to 160 towers. he has 20.

6. Sprint constantly screws up and this guy will be surprised if theyre still around in 2 years.

7. He thought sprint should've bought tmobile and it wouldve been the best company.

8. In many areas where sprint has weak service due to poor tower density tough luck, it isnt going to get any better.

9. He said Att and Verizon dont even have to train their guys because as soon as a Sprint guy is trained he'll leave for another company.

10. Said he's eligible for retirement at the end of this year.

 

Obviously he was confused on a few of his points. But it was interesting still. Did seem to have decent knowledge of the site spacing issues and new tower construction snags.

I know someone personally who works specifically on cell phone towers, mainly Vzw though but he does occasionally work on some Sprint.... There are thousands of people across the United States that work on cell phone towers I mean its not THAT unheard of for someone on here to know someone or talk to someone (run into) that can tell us stuff. Just saying!! 

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So, wait, Sprint constantly screws up and would be out of business in two years, but if they bought T-Mobile they'd be the best company?  Am I missing something or do those two points conflict?

 

- Trip

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So, wait, Sprint constantly screws up and would be out of business in two years, but if they bought T-Mobile they'd be the best company?  Am I missing something or do those two points conflict?

 

- Trip

I read somewhere if Legree had his way he would ditch the Sprint name and make it T-mobile. I would have to look to see where I saw that. 

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I personally know an Ericsson employee (Network Technician) he keeps everything running in my area from Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol to Atkins, VA roughly 200+ sites.  He came from Sprint's network management team before Sprint handed network maintenance over to Ericsson.  He has said nothing but good things about Sprint when it comes to their network especially Sprint's LTE network which will closely match Verizon's 700 LTE network once 800 has been completed fully and optimized according to him.  He explained that Sprint's site density in their mature markets beat Verizon's due to Sprint's 1900 PCS spacing setup coupled with 800 being on the same 1900 sites will provide for dense LTE coverage.   

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I personally know an Ericsson employee (Network Technician) he keeps everything running in my area from Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol to Atkins, VA roughly 200+ sites.  He came from Sprint's network management team before Sprint handed network maintenance over to Ericsson.  He has said nothing but good things about Sprint when it comes to their network especially Sprint's LTE network which will closely match Verizon's 700 LTE network once 800 has been completed fully and optimized according to him.  He explained that Sprint's site density in their mature markets beat Verizon's due to Sprint's 1900 PCS spacing setup coupled with 800 being on the same 1900 sites will provide for dense LTE coverage.   

good!!

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I personally know an Ericsson employee (Network Technician) he keeps everything running in my area from Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol to Atkins, VA roughly 200+ sites.  He came from Sprint's network management team before Sprint handed network maintenance over to Ericsson.  He has said nothing but good things about Sprint when it comes to their network especially Sprint's LTE network which will closely match Verizon's 700 LTE network once 800 has been completed fully and optimized according to him.  He explained that Sprint's site density in their mature markets beat Verizon's due to Sprint's 1900 PCS spacing setup coupled with 800 being on the same 1900 sites will provide for dense LTE coverage.   

Is there a market that has 800 optimized? We have 800 up and running here but its really weird. Meaning i can be on 25 @-110, the next minute 26@-109 then the next b41@-114 .. all without moving the phone??

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Is there a market that has 800 optimized? We have 800 up and running here but its really weird. Meaning i can be on 25 @-110, the next minute 26@-109 then the next b41@-114 .. all without moving the phone??

I'm sure mature markets like Chicago have had a lot of site optimizations, LTE 800 optimization has been occurring here for the last couple of weeks.  Initially when LTE 800 was turned on here I would get around a -102dBm connection with PCS LTE closely matching that, now LTE 800 sits around -88dBm almost matching my EV-DO connection in signal strength.  

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I'm sure mature markets like Chicago have had a lot of site optimizations, LTE 800 optimization has been occurring here for the last couple of weeks.  Initially when LTE 800 was turned on here I would get around a -102dBm connection with PCS LTE closely matching that, now LTE 800 sits around -88dBm almost matching my EV-DO connection in signal strength.  

Thats good news!!! I was getting worried.. I wonder if there is a reason they dont optimize a market faster?

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6. Sprint constantly screws up and this guy will be surprised if theyre still around in 2 years.

 

 

I seem to recall we had a post around here from 2012 from a member who met up with an Ericsson employee in the field who said he would be surprised if Sprint would be around in two years.  Makes me wonder if it's the same guy?  :)

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I personally know an Ericsson employee (Network Technician) he keeps everything running in my area from Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol to Atkins, VA roughly 200+ sites. He came from Sprint's network management team before Sprint handed network maintenance over to Ericsson. He has said nothing but good things about Sprint when it comes to their network especially Sprint's LTE network which will closely match Verizon's 700 LTE network once 800 has been completed fully and optimized according to him. He explained that Sprint's site density in their mature markets beat Verizon's due to Sprint's 1900 PCS spacing setup coupled with 800 being on the same 1900 sites will provide for dense LTE coverage.

That's great I can't wait until they finish in my area

 

 

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