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  5. It could be region based, sort of like T-Mobile roaming. Or set that if it sees a certain network to always prefer it. I know Movistar is definitely a preferred partner is all countries, but I've roamed off of them before. Maybe in more rural areas there is more roaming flexibility. At least in Barcelona, Movistar does have a more dense network it seems, and has 50% of subscribers, so it's fine. I'm using an Orange SIM now, and despite 20+20+10 (sometimes 20+20+10+10) FDD CA, it feels congested often. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  6. The setup appears to differ depending on the country. In Serbia I switched to the non-primary roaming partner Sprint has there, and it worked like a charm (manual network selection). I swapped back to the primary later, likewise with no issue. In Belgium I was locked to one network AFAIK; no other network would auth. In the UK I *think* I could only access one network basically the entire time, but oddly enough someone else here reported that they roamed on a completely different network. Odd...
  7. You'll need root and Network Signal Guru (NSG) for that. I don't believe that information is available via the Android API, and you'll have to interface directly with the modem's engineering interface to get it. NSG is one option, or if you can find carrier grade analysis software for Windows (TEMS, Actix, etc), then you don't need root and can plug your phone into your computer to retrieve modem engineering data. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  8. You can sometimes force it to use a different carrier. It worked for me in January in Costa Rica, but I'm in Spain now and while Sprint has roaming agreements with all 4 carriers here, it will only use the biggest one (Movistar). I can auth onto the others, but as soon as data tries to pass it overrides the manual network selection, goes back to automatic, and switches to Movistar. So they may have changed something recently, or it could just be country specific, but you can sometimes pick a different carrier. https://www.sprint.com/en/support/solutions/international/international-roaming-partners.html#S Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
  9. What if they used it like this. Good b41 coverage [3xCA 4x4][2xCA upload] Medium B41coverage -115dbm or worse [b25+B41+B41] 4x4(B25) 2x4(B41) Bad coverage [b26+B25] 4x2(B26) 4×4(B25) I see no usefulness to these configurations. B25+B26 since that's not much extra capacity and would make B26 worse on its own. B26+B41 because at this point b41 would be almost useless anyway. Although there have been a few times Sprint pushed me to b26 indoors but b41 still works just not great. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  10. He was talking about 25+41, not 25+26. 25+26 is all FDD no different then how att,vzw and TMO aggregate all there FDD bands. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  11. B46 is LAA unlicensed LTE on 5 GHz. I believe LTE-U is as well (Band 252? or around there). As far as I can see it's mostly 1 PCC of FDD type + multiple LAA carriers. The newest specs for it has 1 lowband PCC + 1 midband SCC + SCC LAA's. There is no B66-2-46 standard config i can find at glance but feel free to find it and let me know.
  12. Did you read what he wrote? Clearly losing higher orders of MIMO is a huge deal, and might not be a worthwhile trade off even more so on Band 25/26.
  13. Aside from all that there is still no excuse for not doing 25+25+26 tho Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  14. So how come TMO can do 66+46+46+46+2 then? Isn't B46 TDD also. Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  15. FDD-TDD limitations due to different radio technologies. Samsung phones has the most advanced radio configs and thus supports the most carriers but have limitations on MIMO streams as in no 4x4 MIMO on any component carriers. Most other devices are FDD+TDD and some are FDD+TDD+TDD but again there are limitations on MIMO streams. Most of Sprints 1.9 network has 4x4 or 2x4 now live and a large portion on 2.5 is 4x4 so that's a chunk of downlink capacity being traded off. It's a large balancing act and with the turnaround inside of Sprint and with the rudderless leadership, we can see why many projects do not come to fruition. FWIW, FDD+TDD was identified early in the industry on as one potential solution to slow uplink speeds years ago alongside uplink CA using higher order MIMO. It is not the end all solution but a very useful tool in the toolkit if they can figure out how to use it.
  16. Where are you getting that from? Samsung phones anyway support 3xca. 25+41+41 Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  17. The Samsung devices anyway support 25+41+41 so not sure why that can't happen. Plus also 25+25+26 Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk
  18. Your right about that but that begs the question of why cant Sprint use b25+b41+b41+b41? Is there a reason? Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
  19. The trade off for HPUE however is this: With HPUE, our outdoor 2.5 GHz coverage strength becomes nearly identical to our 1.9 GHz coverage. And indoors, where 60 to 70 percent of all wireless traffic is generated, HPUE enables our 2.5 GHz spectrum to achieve 90 percent of the indoor penetration that is currently achieved by our 1.9 GHz spectrum. The result? An even better experience for our customers with increased coverage, more capacity, and faster speeds. Sprint wanted to push as much of its traffic to Band 41, which had more carrying capacity than Band 25. Unfortunately the capex limitations for the past few years didn’t allow HPUE to reach its full potential. Here’s how HPUE performed in “real world” testing: In December, P3 engineers drove 36 miles around the Chicago metro area gathering about 4,000 test samples along a fixed route. They tested two Samsung Note 8 devices running in parallel, one with HPUE active, and one without, to provide a side-by-side comparison. P3 found that HPUE increased Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage by 24%. And as a result of spending more time on our faster 2.5 GHz spectrum band, average download speed jumped 49%. Sprint is a Band 41 heavy network. The goal was to make it more available and have devices on it more of the time. Unfortunately, not enough of Sprint’s towers were upgraded to support 2.5 GHz for it to have the impact it needed to have. The most recent Investor Update (Fiscal 4Q18) states that Sprint has 2.5 GHz on approximately 80% of its macro sites (Page 10), and that’s after a recent capex push.
  20. As Tim mentioned to me earlier, there is one major downside to mixing TDD/FDD, none of these devices would support more than 2xCA while on TDD/FDD on PCC so you'd lose access to that additional capacity. Bottom line, this isn't exactly the be all end all resolution for some of these upload issues.
  21. HPUE also makes upload CA not as effective since the phone only uses one or the other. Sent from my SM-G977P using Tapatalk
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