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  1. red_dog007

    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Even Qualcomm is lumping LTE-AP into the "5G ecosystem". https://www.qualcomm.com/invention/5g/lte-advanced-pro https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/accelerating-mobile-ecosystem-expansion-5g-era-lte-advanced-pro <- I like slide 6 From what I get, Qualcomm is putting LTE (specifically 'LTE Advance Pro' defined as 3GPP Release 13+) and 5G NR under the 5G umbrella. The webpage even says "LTE Advanced Pro (3GPP Release 13+) will be submitted along with 5G NR to fully meet the IMT-2020 5G requirements." If ATT is going by this definition, I think 5G Evolution is a great name for the LTE side and what ATT is doing might just become standard and not because ATT changed it with 'loose' marketing terminology.
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    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Bad demos? VZW is pulling 1Gbps on their 5G. ATT pulling 200Mbps isn't too shabby either. I imagine that something else is going on as we know that 100MHz is capable of more. But this is just the starting point. Supposedly ATTs is 5G NR and VZW stuff is NR capable. The badness is coming from ATT going 5G E on their LTE. But really, with LTE Advanced Pro (Release 13 and up), these releases are pushing to compliment 5G. If you wanna call it 5GE that is honestly fine with me. It isn't the 4G LTE we had at Release 8 anymore. From Qualcomms documents on LTE Advanced Pro, Release 14 meets 7 out 10 5G broadcast requirements. These releases are on the pathway to 5G NR and bridges LTE even closer to 5G. Evolution is a pretty good word choice. Beats Pre-5G NR, lol. Sure people want to say "oh it causes confusion" but when someone connects to 5G NR on 5MHz of TMobile's spectrum, they are going to be pretty damn confused and want to be OFF 5G.
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    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Yeah, and when TMobile turns on 5G NR on 600MHz everyone is going to think it's a joke. Reddit / articles are poking ATT because their 5G+ was 200Mbps. Well wait till you ride TMobiles 5MHz of 5G!
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    A great deal was a couple years ago. You pay 40% more than I do for two lines. Could also get a single line for $60. $140 for two lines is crazy. If I had to pay that I'd just get on an MVNO and save $100/mo. That whole statement from TMobile is loaded full of dumb. They are basically saying "yeah, we won't have anything 5G for a while now. Since we aren't first, lets poo on others accomplishments". Like seriously, they are getting to where they are trying to make fun on VZW for using a clever marketing term. TMobile should do better with their PR time.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Government doesn't care who is bidding so long as they pay. If you don't meet build out deadlines then they get it back. Dish isn't the only one to do this. It is part of the agreement so it is expected to happen. Shoot, Dish even paid a premium to the FCC for PCS H-Block to extended AWS4 buildout deadlines. Most of the spectrum they have really that is due soon for deployments is AWS4. We can actually thank dish for making this cellular spectrum. They got it on the cheap, originally as satellite spectrum. They asked FCC if it can be used for cellular and the FCC put buildout deadlines on it. Dish clearly didn't want to build a network. They wanted to buy one or partner with one. Didn't work, so now they build.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    So, TMobile has stated that if the merger goes through, you'll be able to go into a Sprint store but be put on TMobile's network. What if you already have a plan on Sprint. Would I be able to get say a OnePlus 6T, activate it on my account and it be on TMobile's network?
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    Google Retiring Fusion Tables Dec 2019

    https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/9185417 Use Google BigQuery, Cloud SQL, Sheets, Data Studio Some new existing internal tools in some capacity may be coming. This is using these new tools. https://insights.sustainability.google/places/ChIJiQHsW0m3j4ARm69rRkrUF3w/buildings Sign up here for news on new tools https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXwDdRb8JyKj_JcQ6D-iu1T_e393U0ndSE-tKm28Llc03-cw/viewform
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I'd imagine that B41 on LTE will be used for a while while 5G equipment gets deployed. Especially by the time the merger wraps up Sprint will have B41 on a vast majority of their macros. Already near 70% aren't they? Until a large chunk of phones support 5G, adding ~50million customers while removing 60MHz of LTE seems crazy. I imagine this will be a slow multiple year process. It took Tmobile 2 years with Metro, ~10million customers and shutting down 10,000 sites. Yeah, Tmobile has experience here, but this is 5x the project, nationwide, and they are talking about taking it at a per market basis while getting it done in the same amount fo time? Plus we don't even know any restrictions the FCC may place on Tmobile that could mess with timelines. Seems very optimistic. If they can pull it off, more power to them, but it's a huge project!
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    AT&T LTE and Network Discussion

    Ah, B30 went 5x5 there as well. Seems like this is widespread. 10x10 on B30 is interfering with SiriusXM services. SiriusXM and AT&T have always had and are still hashing out interference issues which have negatively impacted SiriusXM services. Get too close to a B30 sites and you lose your service. Apparently 5x5 is as well but not as bad. Apparently the fix might be to co-locate SiriusXM terrestrial repeaters at B30 sites. SiriusXM already has high powered repeaters in major markets, but those aren't enough to overcome interference issues once you get too close to a B30 site. Makes me once if this will stop or slow down B30 deployments. I remember AT&T saying something like deploying on just 5MHz isn't worth itl
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    Also, don't forget that Sprint users consume more data than VZW users on cellular. This will add some offset into the number of additional customers VZW has. https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/04/study-consumer-data-consumption-q1-2017-released.html https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/10/28/heres-how-much-smartphone-data-americans-are-using.aspx From these two separate reports, 1 Sprint customer equals roughly 1.25~1.3 VZW customers.
  11. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    You guys forget VZW is talking about laying off 3x higher number than GM? That business is way more inline than the car industry. VZW wants to be at almost 100k employees, almost 50% of the number of employees they had back in 2007. But I'd imagine that there are a lot of hidden people behind contract companies. If Sprint/TMobile promise job creation, and the merger gets approved, whoever is in office can say "we were promised" if New-TMobile does massive layoffs and deflect blame from the government to the company. "We approved this merger cause we were promised thousands of new jobs. This company lied and should be punished!!!" Now New-TMobile is the villain and really have no defense other than staying silent. Though, unless these things are in writing... which is always overlooked. On the job growth, During the consolidation there will be job losses. But over this time period there will also be loads of new work consolidating the company. This will be a boom for contract companies. These numbers are always hidden from corporate numbers. The amount of CAPEX is going to stay the same (combined) if not increase even more. But a combined company I think in the long term could have better job growth. Both companies have business lines the others do not have. I think long term a combined company has greater ability and potential to be much larger than what they can do on their own. Become a larger force like VZW or AT&T as a whole. Have greater buying power or interest in acquisitions to fledge out other lines of business. Ultimately lead into stronger job growth then these companies can achieve on their own directly (corp jobs) and indirectly (contract jobs/work). From 2013-2017 both companies combined have gone from 78k to 81k employees. Sprint has already done the major axing of employees, being 25% less than where they were in 2011. And TMobile has been at basically zero employee growth the last 3 years. Not that I agree or disagree with the merger. Just straight out the gate, lot of new work will be needed. CAPEX will still be up so covers all new deployments, upgrades across all bands, 5G deployments, etc. There will be loads of tower consolidations, etc. A laid off job in a corp store might be replaced with a new job somewhere else. Long term, things could get interesting with continued growth in wireless, new lines of business, old lines of business. But then a lot of retail jobs could get nixed that won't be accounted for in official numbers cause everyone is a dealer. Or things could just go utterly sideways.
  12. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If there is a merger, I hope Sprint customers can go out and get non Sprint phones fairly soon. Being able to go out and get OnePlus would be great.
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Im interested... Thought Airave was dead. New box coming out? I can't find anything with Google.
  14. red_dog007

    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    This is true. It will be interesting. I go less places that are VZW, but they exist. All these places look to have ATT LTE, so new roaming agreements could still be had. Also, it'll be interesting to see what VZW does after CDMA is shut down for their standard customers. Select customers will continue to have CMDA services until 12/31/2022. So Sprint could potentially be a customer for these continued services. But VZW could be doing it in such a way they could still also shutdown CDMA on towers, so they still still operate CDMA for 3 more years, but the coverage could still shrink.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    If the merger happens, I wonder what will happen to Sprint's roaming agreements. Several places I go I get LTE roaming or even 1x/CDMA from VZW. If those agreements go away I will end up with No Service as it currently stands.
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