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  1. 5 points
    I continue to be impressed. Ohare gate H10 at 8:15 Monday morning.
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    The Bronx has many sites fed by relay. In fact the small cell by my block is one of those. It gets the job done during off peak hours, but during peak hours it's less than ideal. Fortunately, John Saw mentioned even using Docsis for backhaul in Altice footprint, so here's to hoping those 20+ sites that I am aware of with relay some how get wired eventually.
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    Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesJanuary 12, 2018 - 5:30 PM PST "New year, new me. Am I right?" ~ signed Samsung Samsung has decided that the beginning of the new year is a great time to change. Samsung has decided its newest flagship Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices must meet with the FCC OET for certification far earlier than usual. With ever watchful and prying eyes, S4GRU staff discovered the twin filings for two devices with FCC IDs of A3LSMG960U and A3LSMG965U which follows the previous Samsung numeration of the Galaxy S8 / 8+ (950u/955u) and Galaxy S7 (930u/935u) respectively. In addition, previous leaks for purported international Galaxy S9 variant have captured the ID of 960F and 965F respectively. To keep this short and simple, the Galaxy S9, to date, is the most technologically powerful device we've seen at least for Sprint and possibly other entities and the following technical specifications should demonstrate why. CDMA BC: 0 / 1 / 10 GSM: 850 / 1900 WCDMA Bands: 2, 4 , 5 LTE Band: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 25 , 26 , 29, 30, 38, 41, 66, 71 Downlink Carrier Aggregation (DL CA) 5xB41 (up to 5 B41 carriers aggregated) B25+41CA (up to 2 B41 carriers - 3 total carriers aggregated ) B26+41CA (up to 2 B41 carriers - 3 total carriers aggregated ) B25+26CA (up to 2 B25 carriers - 3 total carriers aggregated ) Uplink Carrier Aggregation (UL CA) 2xB41 256 / 64 QAM Downlink/ Uplink HPUE CAT 18 Modem 4x4 MIMO B2, 4, 25, 30 , 41, 66 12 spatial streams Holy bonanza! This phone supports up to 100 MHz of LTE spectrum being aggregated together from 5 individual Band 41 carriers! To add to that, it also supports FDD and TDD LTE carrier aggregation by utilizing Band 25 1900 MHz or Band 26 800 MHz as the primary component carrier which would contribute to downlink and uplink while Band 41 is aggregated to it would be downlink only secondary component carriers. Remember the saying of having B25 or B26 uplink with Band 41 downlink, anybody? Plus there is expansion of FDD carrier aggregation to that of between Band 25 and Band 26. This will help a ton in areas where Band 41 and its oodles of capacity does not reach. As the recent CDMA refarming nationwide on PCS spectrum has allowed Sprint to fire up an additional Band 25 carrier, this means in many Sprint markets there currently exists two Band 25 carriers in addition to a Band 26 carrier. This additional carrier is not forgotten and can now be used alongside the other Band 25 and Band 26 carrier for carrier aggregation. Last but not least, this phone is "Gigabit Class" by having up to 12 spacial streams means that 4x4 MIMO can be used for 3 separate B41 carriers when aggregated together instead of 2 in the previous generation which supports only 10 spacial streams. Though it was a moot point as the entire generation of Samsung flagships from this past year did not support 4x4 MIMO on Band 41, until now! A phone this size should not be able to pack so many technologies...but yet it does! A splendid phone and surely a must have for the S4GRU and other tech adept users!
  4. 1 point
    T-Mobile just touted it's Super Bowl plans, and showed Sprint downloads in the low 40's. However I did notice that Sprint's ping was the lowest. Of course that's only one test, I'd rather see the average of many tests.. https://www.tmonews.com/2018/01/t-mobile-network-upgrades-minneapolis-super-bowl-lii/ -Mike
  5. 1 point
    Info about Sprint’s upgrades here: http://newsroom.sprint.com/network-big-game.htm
  6. 1 point
    Ha, well, at least you discovered a solution for those that this happens to in the future! Shouldn't have to do it, but it works. :-)
  7. 1 point
    Yes, relay small cells are limited to broadcasting a single carrier. Only fiber / non-relay small cells broadcast 2 carriers. It's the same in SF, though I haven't seen any relay fed ones there yet. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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    Yeah. Just put it into another macro site and doing a bit of work bringing it up. Again massive MIMO units will be in high density urban areas where it's impact will be felt the most. It's numbers will not make a dent compared to 8t8r and the mini macro / small cell units which would provide the vast majority of coverage and capacity. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  9. 1 point
    Is 8t8r equipment reusable if a tower is upgraded to massive mimo? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. 1 point
    Mini macros are the same exact units used in stand alone small cell deployments and on macro sites. They're cheap, they require minimal work to configure, and are widely available compared to macro equipment and have the factor of being reusable if not needed anymore on macro sites. The vast majority of macro sites outside of rural or suburban areas will have 8t8r units with a few hundred in urban high density areas having massive mimo units. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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  12. 1 point
    Hmm. I really don't like the hashing. Makes it hard to look at, at least for me. Much preferred with Extended LTE was a different color. Really hard to tell where Sprint LTE stops and Extended starts. Though I suppose that is by design.
  13. 1 point
    Finally dumped my s8 for the note 8. So happy right now
  14. 1 point
    People don't like roaming if the experience is terrible when they're roaming. A lot of Sprint's roaming is terrible when it comes to data (1x speeds.) However, if the experience is seamless, people really don't care too much, or at least I can't imagine why people would. When I'm roaming on US Cellular, my data works beautifully and it feels like native service. I honestly don't care if I'm on Sprint or USCC roaming, because both experiences feel the same. Most people don't care about the technical side of how their phone service works; they just want it to work. Roaming in extremely rural areas makes sense, especially for a budget carrier. There's not enough money to be made to invest in towers absolutely everywhere. However, that experience should feel similar to on-network usage, at least for a limited usage timeframe/usage amount. If that was the case everywhere, then most people would be fine with a little roaming here and there, especially if the cost savings were decent or the on-network experience was better than the other carriers.
  15. 1 point
    People dont hate roaming, they dont even notice except when some services are missing. Roaming agreements make alot more sense that haveing four carriers spending the money to compete for 500 customer of some town in the middle of nowhere. Let one or two players offer service to the locals and other players rent their network when ond of their customers accidentally wander in to those areas. Ps. People that call sprint an MVNO are ignorant of simple definitions.