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  1. https://www.fiercewireless.com/regulatory/analysts-say-carr-holding-up-fcc-order-t-mobile-sprint
  2. All of the Band 71 equipment is 5g ready. It needs smartphones and firmware updates. Hopefully the backhaul needed is already installed. Given the same bandwidth, band 71 5g is expected to be twice as fast. This may not sound like much, but when you are at the edge of the cell or indoors it could make a world of difference.
  3. Signal reaches you in a zone that is basically football shaped. Thus that building greatly affects your signal. You can test this by doing tests a few blocks in either direction. Most people think signal is in straight lines in all directions. Often more like a three leave clover or a three petalled flower. Today's antennas are actually made up of dozens of small attennas, each pointable. The other factor with band 71 is T-Mobile is reserving spectrum for 5g. In other cases more spectrum will be available later.
  4. Yes. I would pull it up for you but FCC is down: https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp Message from the NSAPI plugin: No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds or idempotent set to OFF. Build date/time: Apr 18 2009 11:34:46 Change Number: 1211636
  5. How new is it? It initially took months for Sprint to umbrella out B26 coverage. Do the antennas point in your direction? (although at 1.5 blocks you should get strong signal no matter what unless you are too close).
  6. The Sprint 5G plans are in the merger documents in map form. It will be deployed in many places, but do to limited cash flow, the duo will beat them to those places in many cases. With their current Massive MIMO, they would be limited to 120MHz out of 194MHz for 5g in many markets with their existing equipment models. The bigger question is whether they can afford to buy more in the upcoming 2.5 auction to better cover small towns and rural areas.
  7. If Sprint were to use 100Mhz 5g channels, that alone could make b41 uploads 2.5 to 5 times faster. 5 to 10 times faster if all B41 was 5G using 100Mhz and a less than 94Mhz channel where allowed for carrier aggregation. Rumors are also out there that 5G B41 may be allowed to use 400Mhz channels in the future. These would also make CA with other bands much more feasible. The other possibility which has been discussed before is 5G evidently has the ability to restart the frame cycle if more upload is needed. This is all theoretical at this point. Facebook Live, Facetime, and Skype come to mind as apps that could use lots of upload. Instagram would be another.
  8. ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: <fusiontables-noreply@google.com> Date: Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 2:36 AM Subject: Download your Google Fusion Tables data and migrate your maps Last year, we announced plans to shut down Google Fusion Tables, an experimental project to help visualize large datasets, especially on a map. With three months to go until shutdown on December 3, 2019, we wanted to share progress on new tools to make it easier for you to download your data and migrate your maps. Download your data with Google Takeout If you created many tables over the years, we’ve made it easy to download all your data in one step with a new dedicated Fusion Tables option in Google Takeout. You can save the rows, metadata and geometries of any base tables that you own, and export this data in the following formats: JSON, CSV and KML. Migrate your maps with a new open source tool We’ve seen a lot of great maps created with Fusion Tables, including data journalism projects that shouldn’t have to disappear along with Fusion Tables. That’s why we've partnered with Ubilabs to create a new open source tool built to preserve maps generated with Fusion Tables. To get started, go to the Fusion Tables Archive Tool and select the tables you want to export. You will need to give the tool access to your Google Drive and Fusion Tables so that it can read your tables and write archives. Here’s how it works: The data for each table is saved to its own “archive”. The data will be saved in a Google Sheet; for datasets beyond the size limits of Sheets, you'll get a CSV. This archive is stored in a top level folder called “ft-archive” in your Drive. A Google Maps visualization is automatically created with the archived data. This map preserves many of the original Fusion Tables styling configurations. Any changes you make to the Sheet or CSV will appear in the map visualization. A listing of all archived tables is stored in a Sheet. This handy Sheet is called "ft-archive-index" and lives within the “ft-archive” folder. The index Sheet summarizes each run of the archive tool and preserves the visualization URLs with encoded styles. Each time you run the archive tool, you will get additional archives based on the current data in your tables along with corresponding new rows in the archive directory. You can preview a map visualization in the archive tool, and when you’re ready to share, generate a code snippet to embed your map. If you want to embed the map on your site, you must get an API key. If you're a journalist or nonprofit, you may be eligible for free or reduced cost usage. Finally, certain features of Fusion Tables, notably geocoding, will not be supported by this tool—see this FAQ for more limitations and known issues. As mentioned, we’ve open sourced the export and visualization code. The export code will stop working on December 3, when Fusion Tables shuts down. The visualizer will continue to be available for at least a year after this date. There are guides on how to deploy and host your own version of the tool in the GitHub repo. These and other tools—including BigQuery, Cloud SQL and Maps Platform—provide newer, more specialized alternatives to Fusion Tables, from data storage to mapping. We encourage you to explore these alternatives as you transition off Fusion Tables. Sincerely, The Google Fusion Tables Team © 2019 Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 You have received this mandatory service announcement to update you about important changes to Google Fusion Tables or your account.
  9. 5g properly implemented should fi x b41 upload issues. Multiband CA would also help.
  10. Anyone going through this merger process (new T-Mobile, Dish, etc) will use it as an opportunity to raise more money. Much harder to get money for organic growth. Some of Dish's delay this summer was because they were arranging financing iirc. Another possibility in construction slowdown is the shortage of equipment (except Samsung). In Sprint's case they have overbuilt compared to what they have brought online. Not certain about other carriers in this case.
  11. With CDMA SCP has site hints which allows four choices. I urge you to go beyond disabling the offset and directly support the new sequential GCI sectors as an option, but instead of calling them b41 #2 etc, call them #B etc. I would also display the sector (A, B, Γ) for its educational and practical value. If this could be set as the default for some Sprint markets that would be even better.
  12. I don't think it is fair to any carrier to judge them on their performance via roaming or a MVNO. Not all bands are used. Priority may be different. Phone may not be optimized for their bands. Service may be deliberately throttled by roaming agreement. Info could be routed through Kansas City.
  13. We are now in a sixty day public comment period on the Department of Justice's plans for the T-Mobile Sprint merger. I believe this started on August 12 with publication in the federal register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/12/2019-17153/united-states-et-al-v-deutsche-telekom-ag-et-al-proposed-final-judgment-and-competitive-impact Comments evidently must be in written form and mailed to: Scott Scheele, Chief, Telecommunications and Broadband Section, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, 450 Fifth Street NW, Suite 7000, Washington, DC 20530 (telephone: 202-514-5621)
  14. One of the main uses of a DMZ is to isolate questionable hardware from all other devices on your network, many of which almost never receive security updates. That way an IOT device can only see itself. Of course restricting a device to only what it needs from where it needs it is even better, but requires more vigilance than most people have. I see this type of DMZ use as a much better alternative to putting the Airave first for cases of where the Airave won't function without network adjustments.
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