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  1. I understand the benefits of higher-order MIMO and receive diversity (and I am aware Sprint is focusing on 4xRx diversity for 800 MHz). What I do not understand is how the setup in the linked permit would achieve that without a C2PC on the RRH and something to tie them together.
  2. I don't see anything in the actual permits to hint at higher-order MIMO for 800 MHz. I do see mention of (and support for) a second 800 LTE carrier. Taking occupied bandwidth into consideration, Sprint should have enough spectrum in most markets to do two 3x3 LTE carriers + 1 CDMA carrier in 800 MHz (as opposed to one 5x5 LTE + 1 CDMA carrier). That makes a lot more sense to me than trying to get 4x4 MIMO into tablets.
  3. At least they're finally using Google Maps officially now. No excuse for not making that change years ago.
  4. JWMaloney

    Anatomy of a Sprint Triband Hexadecaport (16 port) Antenna Setup

    Ericsson has already been doing these in New Orleans with 2x RRUS 11 B26A.
  5. Keep in mind these are being used on existing, non-Clear macro sites, and you need at least one per sector. The Downtown Shreveport site, for example, uses 5 in total.
  6. When I still had an Airave, I would use Google Voice integration over Wi-Fi to call support. Think I was using PBXes.org as an SIP gateway at that time, but Hangouts Dialer works today.
  7. We see it all the time in Ericsson land, particularly on 4x2 MIMO sites.
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    SignalCheck Beta Crew Forum

    The multi-tenant ODAS at LSU Tiger Stadium uses hex 01-0F inclusive for band 25 nodes and hex 19-27 inclusive for band 26 nodes.
  9. Not sure why everyone else thinks it's anything more than that. T-Mobile has already been doing the same in some areas.
  10. Shortly before he ported out, he made enough noise with corporate that they actually sent out some engineers to look at it. After 15 straight months of 3G data being useless, the cause was finally determined to be bad equipment/cabling. They corrected that issue, but then they needed to relocate the equipment due to building construction; so soon after, they did a full rip/replace on the site and installed LEGACY EQUIPMENT (including BTS and antennas) that they must have decommissioned from another site. It sat that way for about a year (with the BTS literally sitting on the sidewalk outside of the building -- see the New Orleans market thread for photos) until they finally came and installed NV equipment on the rooftop. It got 800 + 1900 3G and 1900 4G (no 800 4G) and was immediately swamped by usage. AT&T serves the same area of that one Sprint site with 4-5 macro sites (plus an indoor DAS) and an average of 6 LTE carriers (100+ MHz spectrum) online per site.
  11. FYI you don't actually need an active line of service to do this.
  12. He's in Baton Rouge, which is part of the New Orleans market. The New Orleans metro area has never been a "challenged" area for Sprint -- it was one of their strongest markets (and had their highest market share percentage nationally) for years. Baton Rouge (and most of greater Louisiana), however, were former affiliate markets which were basically left to rot until enough subscribers ported out to normalize usage with deployment. The problem in Baton Rouge wasn't speeds, it was coverage. AT&T literally has 2-3 macro sites for almost every Sprint site in the area, whereas you still in 2017 can't drive across the city without ending up on 3G. They added a total of TWO (EDIT: THREE) new macro sites during Network Vision, and cancelled about two dozen planned builds. That, of course, didn't stop Marcelo a while back from posting a 200+ Mbps speed test earlier this year performed about a block away from one of the handful of macro sites that got 8T8R equipment.
  13. Tim, any info on the Ericsson RRUS 82 B41 that is starting to be deployed in place of the Nokia FZHJ?
  14. The only B41 site in Slidell is the one southeast of I-10 and Old Spanish Trail which was confirmed in February 2015.
  15. They're suing because they've been investing heavily in growing their MPLS business and in getting their SD-WAN services launched, both of which depend heavily on competitive services offered through the regulations that were just rolled back. It's a major loss for them.