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  1. Thanks. Is implementing 2x20 CA actually possible on DAS? I ask because when Sprint launched its DAS at Kauffman Field, there was no mention of it supporting 2x20 CA on Band 41. Given the concentration of folks at a game, having 2x20 CA on Band 41 seems like it would be especially helpful in that circumstance.
  2. I'm glad that Sprint is being specific in listing these venues. Is installing a Triband DAS more expensive? I'm surprised that Sprint wouldn't also deploy Band 41 at venues like the Museum facility in Dulles where there are heavy concentrations of people. Hopefully, Band 41 is deployed at the Pentagon City Mall as well given the crowd surge and size. WMATA stations also could benefit substantially from Band 41 being deployed. Final question: Can these upgraded wireless systems support 2x20 CA for Band 41 and Beamforming, or is that only on the Macro Network?
  3. Progress! Sprint Network Shares #1 Ranking in Reliability and Call Performance in Washington D.C. Congrats Sprint! Really great to see these investments being made. By the way, here's the latest on the WMATA build: Article So we'll see how this goes. At least it'll be a progressive build that will be live as new equipment is added. Some additional background.
  4. Agreed. It is a smart move and I'm glad to see that Sprint will be on equal footing with the other carriers. (I'm wondering who the unnamed carrier is). Investments like this will pay off over time in terms of improving public perception. Plus, the equipment stays as a permanent improvement to the venue. Looking forward to you sharing your reports!
  5. Some news for folks in the Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Markets Brian S. Miller Named Sprint President, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee Region Link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/brian-s-miller-named-sprint-president-georgia-alabama-and-tennessee-region.htm Thoughts?
  6. Unfortunately, they probably can't standardize testing on iPhones due to compatibility with the testing gear I'd imagine... but using Unlocked iPhone models (especially the 6s with Band 41 CA for Sprint's LTE Plus Network and Band 12 for those T-Mobile people who've been clamoring for it) on all 4 carriers would make the most sense and eliminate any hardware discrepancy at this point going forward.
  7. Sprint CEO presses for speedier small cell deployment Link: http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/sprint-ceo-presses-speedier-small-cell-deployment/2015-12-11 FCC Filing: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=60001354143 Hopefully this was a productive meeting!
  8. Indeed. Here's the new DC/MD/VA President, Brian Hedlund: https://twitter.com/BkHedl1 Time to update that Twitter Page, Brian.
  9. Some more personnel announcements... Link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/kevin-crull-appointed-sprint-president-for-the-central-area-roger-sol-appointed-chief-marketing-officer.htm Effective immediately: Roger Solé is replacing Kevin Crull as Chief Marketing Officer. Kevin Crull will now serve as President for the Central Area. Considering Kevin Crull only joined Sprint as Chief Marketing Officer in May of this year, this is quite surprising. Roger Solé joined Sprint in April of this year. Either Marcelo believes Kevin wasn't doing a good job, or that Roger can do it better.
  10. More Sprint personnel announcements: John Stevens Named Sprint President, Central Texas Region Link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/john-stevens-named-sprint-president-central-texas-region.htm?view_id=12582 Michael Miess Joins Sprint as President, North Carolina and South Carolina Region Link: http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/michael-miess-joins-sprint-as-president-north-carolina-and-south-carolina-region.htm?view_id=12582
  11. Tim Donahue announced as new President, Kansas and Missouri https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/675019436701655040 Nice intro video. More about Tim: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/12/10/sprint-regional-president-tim-donahue.html Bring it on home Tim!
  12. Appreciate the info. I recall a FierceWireless Article in which Sprint said it was looking into using Band 25 for uplink and Band 41 for downlink. Link: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/sprint-bring-carrier-aggregation-all-its-lte-bands-bid-boost-performance/2015-02-05 Also: What impact would 3x20 CA have? Anything substantial?
  13. Appreciate the info. Sprint does plan on eventually replacing that Clear gear right? How much improvement from doing that? Also, weren't these performance numbers negatively impacted by the fact that WiMAX is still running, which limits Sprint's network overhaul/build progress?
  14. What else can Sprint do to further improve performance in this market? Additional back haul? Replace all the Clear site gear? Densify with additional macro towers and small cells?
  15. While on his DC Trip, Marcelo announced the appointment of Brian Hedlund as President of Washington DC, Baltimore (Maryland) and Virginia. Tweet: https://twitter.com/marceloclaure/status/674402188643332096
  16. That photo was most likely taken from the rooftop deck room of the Hay Adams Hotel across from The White House. Nice view!
  17. Wow. These creative director positions never seem to pan out. Just ask Alicia Keys about BlackBerry... http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/2/5266838/blackberry-and-singer-alicia-keys-part-ways Worth a read: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/30/overqualified-ashton-kutcher-nabs-job-as-lenovos-new-product-engineer/ There’s a long tradition of companies aligning themselves with celebrities, not merely as pitchmen but in more figurehead roles. Justin Timberlake became a creative director for Bud Light Platinum, Lady Gaga the creative director of Polaroid, will.i.am the director of creative innovation for Intel, and Alicia Keys the global creative director for BlackBerry — which was somewhat dramatic considering that she was caught tweeting from the iPhone she said she’d given up after her title was publicly announced.
  18. If this was the case, wouldn't the iOS version of Sprint Zone available on Apple's App Store be subject to this? Doesn't it require a Sprint NAI to submit a report? You could feasibly filter out reports from non-Sprint NAI's and non-Sprint phone numbers.
  19. Sprint's Coverage Map page needs a complete redesign. I wouldn't mind it if they incorporated T-Mobile's Verified Coverage Feature using Sprint Zone or other background processes.
  20. His comments on "fast cars" (NASCAR) and Network Branding were spot on. What a money pit that is.
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