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  1. OneWeb will cover the same area. Starlink will also cover the same area which already has ~55 LEO satellites in orbit.
  2. There are 41 small cells and at least 40 blue dots. So I am going to go out on a limb and say blue is small cells and red are the other 285 upgrades.
  3. I don't know where you want me to go specifically. The places I go to often in Shentel have 0 coverage even voice. But I try to ignore those spots because everyone is bad there and every market has holes. I covered every interstate in that market. I also covered a lot of Harrisburg PA and Morgantown. B41 are hotspots (cities only) which is not enough now to be considered good B41 coverage. You can look at the maps and see where my name is to see how much of the market I have covered. Shentel was a top market but they slept and let other markets deploy right past them. Now it is bottom 10 market in the eastern half of the US(East of I-35). I could be on B41 90% of the time going from DC to Minneapolis but mostly be on B26 going down I-79->I77 through shentel area. I am not into doing speed tests I am mostly see if I can I stream a movie then I am good. But if I am inside of shentel there is a 70% chance I could stream that is not good enough. Western PA used to be like that but not anymore. In the past in Western PA you could not stream music going down the interstate. I know that the next statement is hard to take but comparing the two I have a better experience in Western PA right now.
  4. Over half have B41 but there were more B41 sectors I could not match to sites. B41 is constant on the interstate. I have not been into the park (I have been around it though) but reports have been that the network has been congested in the past.
  5. Hershey PA had B41 on atleast one tower. Personally I have been disappointed in B41 deployment in Shentel comapared to even Western PA. But it has been a while since I have been to Hershey and I don't have any data for area. Even though Hershey is very close to your area.
  6. These M-MIMO are going to be a huge hit to the backhaul limits. Are there any plans to use a network cache at the sites that get the most used traffic instead of rising the backhaul limits? I know you can make a steam cache on your home LAN. So you only reach out to steam once for the game the first time then everyone else gets redirected to the cache after it is downloaded. I think Netflix has something similar where they deploy something to the ISP a "Netflix Open Connect". Netflix Open Connect looks like it is a 2U NAS with everything Netflix on it. It won't help video chatting but it should be able to take the two data hogs(Netflix and youtube) off the back haul.
  7. Like lilotimz said it is gci and plmn based. Specifically the first 6 of the GCI then the note is passed to along to each sector as it connects. Throw your logs in to a google fusion map then add a filter for gci. That is how I go through sites. You will be able to see clusters from the sites.
  8. We already have M-mimo gear installed and photoed in those 2 markets and many more permitted. My hope is the turn 5G on these sites here even though it may be spotty. Sorry for the delayed resonses but I am in Shentel land so weak coverage.But atleast us cellular is here is spaces.
  9. M-mimo deployment are skipping sites in places like pittsburgh and columbus. This may cause spotty areas if they turn 5g on.
  10. As long as sprint does not announce by name the spotty cities. I am happy they are expanding. Maybe they want to test wider channel shadowing and penetrations in our second and third wave cities.
  11. Not sure how mmWave being blocked is surprising. 60 Ghz wifi is blocked by human hand. That does not mean there is not a place for mmWave. Cars, fixed internet, large open spaces (like stadiums, parking, or parks), or indoor das (like airports or expos).
  12. I don't know what dro1984 is complaining about. B41 all over MI Interstate system which covers most people and Volte is live in samsung markets.
  13. So there is no more cell identity on the iphone anymore? That used to equal gci when converted.
  14. 112.5 Mbps comes from nokia white paper config 2. 112.5Mbps for 2x2 mimo 64 qam 20Mhz. Look at lilotimz image from reddit.
  15. So where does it say the test was limited to 64 QAM? 256 QAM is live on 4G but not in these 5G tests seems strange? Also it is 112.5 Mbps not 100Mbps for 64 qam.
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