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  1. Thanks for this post. I would never have looked for a small cell that close to the gtound.
  2. Please expand on the Qqualmin value. Many of us often have the same issue. Thanks
  3. The following other factors must be considered: any leases of Dish 600MHz spectrum, Dish may choose not to own 800MHz in the area, T-Mobile has a two year extended option on 4MHz of 800MHz, 2.5 in the area will go up for auction soon for the first time in many decades, mmWave could help in denser areas.
  4. Parts of Northern MN, Northern MI, Ohio are among the many places with no Verizon coverage. Some of those areas are served by AT&T (likely an informal "understanding" between the duo IMO). Starting to see T-Mobile in a few of those places. All bow down before the Verizon God. In other forums I might be burned at the stake. No carrier is perfect, even if you pay top $$$. Verizon is the slowest at my house inside the Columbus beltway. Hard to beat Sprint on roaming. I those places where I did not get T-Mobile, US Cellular, AT&T, Verizon CDMA, or some regional carrier I would sometimes pick up Canadian roaming. Rarely without some form of service. I was at a funeral yesterday in eastern Ohio without service or Wi-Fi. People adjusted. Some women have told me they avoid routes without cell service when we were comparing coverage notes for other remote Ohio places at a state wide conference. Verizon is the safe choice for many.
  5. Interesting that they plan on using carrier grade 5G for their WISP. Puts them very much in line with T-Mobiles plans/precludes them.
  6. I have always wondered about the wisdom of a 120Mhz unit when so many place have 194Mhz. They should have left the 8T8R up in those places IMO. The trouble with 5G NR is it is basically extended carrier aggregation. I want to see full B41 5G with lots of bandwidth (ideally 100Mhz) so the upload issue goes away before you even get to the notion of being able to tweak the timing to get more upload. That would also leave more room for carrier aggregation with other bands.
  7. Where Sprint improves, the duo will quickly put money in and hammer them down. I see this happen often enough to say it happens within 6 months. Sprint has not even publicized at that point. The Duo watch speed test results.
  8. This does not match my experience. Many Sprint small cells in Ohio have two carriers (no CA). We have gotten 70Mbps off of relay fed, faster off of fiber fed. Now many are in the 30-40Mbs range.
  9. Altice USA said Wednesday that it has secured a new nationwide roaming contract with AT&T that complements the coverage it's getting from Altice USA's underlying full MVNO deal with Sprint and the cable operator's own WiFi network. The deal with AT&T "ensures an aggregate 99% nationwide coverage" when Altice Mobile launches later this year, Dexter Goei, Altice USA's CEO, explained today on a media call timed with company's Q2 2019 financial results. The AT&T deal will give Altice's forthcoming mobile service coverage in areas where Sprint does not offer service. Altice USA has also inked some new international roaming contracts with multiple partners that will provide additional global coverage, he added. Goei also reiterated that Altice USA's agreement with Sprint is poised to be expanded to the new T-Mobile network, inclusive of 5G services, via a contract extension pursuant to the DoJ's conditions on the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger and T-Mobile's merger commitments to the FCC. source: https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/altice-usa-signs-atandt-to-nationwide-roaming-deal-/d/d-id/753161? These are the kind of details that are buried in the DOJ agreements. Hopefully it gets printed in the federal register soon.
  10. I have been using a .kml with and old version of google earth for a long time. Ideally we would use google maps that would move with you.
  11. The deal with Dish should actually save T-Mobile money in terms of no lease breaking or demolition costs, plus they have a guaranteed buyer for Band 26, which I thought they would get rid of after the death of CDMA service. Makes more sense to have more 600Mhz or other matching spectrum from Dish, although the Dish CEO implies the 600Mhz leases to T-Mobile are temporary. T-Mobile may have the option of further Softbank investment (or Softbank may wish to sell its shares at a later date.)
  12. https://www.slashgear.com/dish-as-wireless-carrier-whats-that-mean-for-me-and-5g-26585385/ https://www.slashgear.com/no-esim-future-whats-in-the-t-mobile-sprint-dish-doj-agreement-26585402/ https://www.slashgear.com/here-are-the-phone-carrier-locking-rules-agreed-to-by-dish-t-mobile-and-sprint-26585416/
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