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About Garyoaklol

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  1. Are you in a market where Verizon is testing 5G? Those 5G radio units seem to match the press photos Ericsson has put out. https://i.imgur.com/jHbQbUZ.jpg https://www.ericsson.com/research-blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/5G-Radio-Prototype-Build_original.jpg
  2. If this is true then hallelujah! Sub single digit speeds in Menifee and Temecula gets old fast... Ill be keeping an eye out for any progress out here
  3. Two years actually seems about right depending on how quick Mexico rebands. Once Mexico is finished then sprint has to wait on San Bernardino to finish up. Then at some point sprint then has to put 800 MHz RRUs on nearly every site in SoCal, or at least the ones that got NV upgrades after they realize this was going to take an extra 7 years... Nextel. The gift that keeps on giving. [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Perhaps the Sprint employee got "LA Metro" and Southern California mixed up? The IBEZ extends into parts of Riverside County and OC but no where near LA proper.
  5. With Sprint's current capex? Never. SoftBank spends at least as much as Sprint does on their network, and in some years dramatically more, to cover a much smaller country with many extremely dense cities. If Sprint can get their financials in order and start to match the other US networks in terms of capex, densification along with their wealth of 2.5Ghz spectrum should help them match SoftBank's speeds. Coverage wise they would essentially have to come close to matching Verizon. That could be done with an aggressive 800Mhz only expansion similar to what T-Mobile has been doing in the US and what SoftBank did in Japan, after it acquired a 900Mhz licence, to match KDDI and NTT DoCoMo. Of course, this also costs money that Sprint doesn't have at the moment. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  6. September 2015 was the last time OpenSignal broke down speeds by operator, but at the time SoftBank was at 20Mbps with 80% LTE coverage. For comparison Verizon was at 12Mbps and 84% LTE coverage and Sprint was at 6Mbps with 64% LTE coverage. SoftBank uses LTE bands 1, 8, 3 and 41 so an iPhone 6s could roam with full speeds and coverage. However, while Softbank has a plan that allows its customers to roam on sprint with full speeds, I don't think the reverse is true.
  7. Great to see Sprint finally upgrading these interstate sites! Speaking of which, does anyone know if there is LTE on the I15 from Barstow to the Nevada border yet? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Seeing as how Masa likes to talk about how he developed Sprint's NGN plan, I thought it might be interesting to have a thread about SoftBank's band 41 network in japan so that we can hopefully have a glimpse into Sprint's future. Seeing as the heart of NGN are "mini-macro" sites, let's start with SoftBank's equivalent. These use 4x4 or 8x8 MIMO and from what I can tell have primarily been repurposed from WILLCOM's PHS network after it was aquired by SoftBank. SoftBank also uses a variety of directional antennas. These are also either 4x4 or 8x8 MIMO. Pico cells are also in use, with some even being 4x4 MIMO solutions. Apparently, Softbank has also recently started to deploy Huawei 128 element Massive MIMO systems with 3D beamforming! More pictures and info at: http://www.gadget-and-radio.com/axgp-antenna/ http://www.gadget-and-radio.com/pre_mmimo/ http://www.remotekid.com/?p=2910 http://www.remotekid.com/?p=3085 Just make sure to use google translate!
  9. I feel like that almost has to be a bug. http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/2358-everything-800mhz-1xa-lte-coverage-timeline-etc/?p=443976 From that it seems like san bernardino public safety had until January 2017 to finally move off the 800mhz spectrum. It would be a miracle if they're done already.
  10. Do you know how heavily they plan on relying on their 2.5 spectrum for backhaul and if they plan on using it more with los or nlos? Sprint seems to keep mentioning how much it will help them with their small cell roll out.
  11. Looks like SoftBank has been testing out some Airspan small cells. Seems like they would be a great ngn vendor with their nlos backhaul products and previous small cell tests with Sprint. http://www.slideshare.net/SmallCellForum1/airspan-network-densification-using-outdoor-and-indoor-small-cells
  12. I think sprint might be having some issues in parts of Riverside. I was having the same issue just north of Temecula .
  13. Anyone else see this? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-Sprint-version-gets-a-price-cut-though-this-doesnt-make-it-affordable_id61478 Hopefully those of us who pre-ordered at $350 will get some sort of refund...
  14. Judging by this article on anandtech and from what we've seen on other Snapdragon 805 phones i would imagine it should be a cat6 capable MDM9x35. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8465/samsung-announces-galaxy-note-4-hands-on Can't imagine why they didn't enable carrier aggregation...
  15. True, but that's not really the phone's problem. That's a problem with whoever is installing the network equipment and should be solved sooner rather than later. The benefits of a triband phone outweighs the negatives, provided the network is working as intended.
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