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Ericsson air 5331 29 GHz 5G massive mimo antenna.

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3 hours ago, mdob07 said:

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Ericsson Massive MIMO 29 GHz equipment. 

EDIT: Tim beat me to it. 

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I found Verizon M-MIMO equipment installed on utility poles over in New Albany, IN this morning. Both of these are waiting on electric meter to be installed. 64227f49a8eee53c3b931f9e39dd8721.jpgaa3b1484ec8b5e99b4965a67c2fb1f80.jpg93f627406556eb222bd2cb16b5d668fc.jpg

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On 10/9/2019 at 10:02 PM, lilotimz said:

Ericsson air 5331 29 GHz 5G massive mimo antenna.

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The only 5331 I am seeing is 37-40GHz. 

Also didn't think m-mimo as a thing yet in mmwave. 

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On 11/22/2019 at 5:46 AM, red_dog007 said:

The only 5331 I am seeing is 37-40GHz. 

Also didn't think m-mimo as a thing yet in mmwave. 

Air5121 is the correction.

 

- Oh yes it very much is. All current mid high band 5GTF and NR 5G deployments use M-MIMO antennas. 

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So I've been seeing this particular angry on Verizon site around Cincinnati. Is this 5G hardware ? 2379c987c525910f318fab27acec056e.jpg

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19 hours ago, Brad The Beast said:

It's funny how much equipment differs from region to region. AT&T is the same way. 

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Found a new Verizon site in Seattle that uses JMA antennas. This is the first non-Amphenol site I've seen Verizon build here in at least a year and a half. 

https://imgur.com/a/HyHl578

Pretty much all other Verizon sites utilize 2x6-port antennas or a single 8 port antenna manufactured by Amphenol. Info on those here:

https://s4gru.com/forums/topic/7691-vzw-equipment-spotting/?do=findComment&comment=546650

https://s4gru.com/forums/topic/7691-vzw-equipment-spotting/?do=findComment&comment=546778

I wonder if Verizon will be primarily switching over to JMA here or if this site is a one-off. The currently deployed Amphenol antennas have pretty exceptional lowband range; I'd be surprised if JMA has built antennas that can top them. 

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2 minutes ago, RAvirani said:

Found a new Verizon site in Seattle that uses JMA antennas. This is the first non-Amphenol site I've seen Verizon build here in at least a year and a half. 

https://imgur.com/a/HyHl578

That top rack looks sleek af in black. If only we could get more of this. 

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Posting this here as I assume it's Verizon..... In the pic the round cylinder out the top back have been installed on light poles in our area for a couple of years now. Recently the triangle of panels started showing up on the same poles that had the cylinder ones. Anyone know what the triangle ones are?

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4 hours ago, bmoses said:

Posting this here as I assume it's Verizon..... In the pic the round cylinder out the top back have been installed on light poles in our area for a couple of years now. Recently the triangle of panels started showing up on the same poles that had the cylinder ones. Anyone know what the triangle ones are?

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The top radios and the can antenna look just like what AT&T is deploying here for their small cells. 

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Found this today on a Verizon site while looking for something else. Is this a mid-band Massive MIMO unit? 

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6 minutes ago, mdob07 said:

Found this today on a Verizon site while looking for something else. Is this a mid-band Massive MIMO unit? 

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damn those pictures are nice!

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I had been wondering who used this antenna. They are very distinct compared to the other antennas used. There are a number of them in the Kirkland area and I kept forgetting to ask.

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On 5/1/2020 at 2:13 PM, mdob07 said:

Found this today on a Verizon site while looking for something else. Is this a mid-band Massive MIMO unit? 



 

No.

That's just one of the standard ERICSON airs with passive antenna ports available. Same deal type of equipment tmobile uses.

Vzw and ATT use Ericsson airs in some region and not in others. It really depends.

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1 minute ago, lilotimz said:

No.

That's just one of the standard ERICSON airs with passive antenna ports available. Same deal type of equipment tmobile uses.

Vzw and ATT use Ericsson airs in some region and not in others. It really depends.

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Thanks, Its different than what they normally use here, but it didn't look new either so I wasn't sure. 

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1 hour ago, mdob07 said:

Thanks, Its different than what they normally use here, but it didn't look new either so I wasn't sure. 

Yeah it really, really depends on the regional RF team.

 

Up in the west coast, ATT and VZW prefers all RRUS + Passive antenna builds. In other regions they'll toss in some Ericsson AIR or even other vendor antenna integrated w/ radio units.  

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