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    Pixel 5", Nexus 7 (2013) & 9 (2014), GS8, GS7, iPad Air 2
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  1. lilotimz

    Network Vision/LTE - Tucson/Yuma Market

    Fascinating! Technically 8T8R B25! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    There's An additional product for the magic box that does cdma voice. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Guessing ethernet or wifi takes precedence if they're set up and relay is used if those two are unavailable. Now it switching back and forth automatically will be an interesting thing to see since initial relay setup takes many minutes.... Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Could be especially since it can do a 10 MHz B41 carrier. That'll help out a lot in regions where Sprint can't do 20 MHz B41 carriers considering EBS BRS is licensed in 6 MHz chunks.
  5. Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesWednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:45 PM PDT [Edit] It has come to the attention of S4GRU that the Magic Box also supports CDMA Voice Today, Sprint announced the newest Magic Box™ to the world. This Magic Box was first spotted in early summer and S4GRU did a quick write up on it here. Today's announcement formally revealed what new technologies this 3rd Generation public release will give to us. The highlights: This is some huge stuff here especially for technology nerds! Previous Magic Box's only utilized LTE UE Relay for backhaul up to 2 carrier aggregation at 2x2 MIMO at 64 QAM modulation. With 3 CA, 256 QAM, and 4x4 MIMO, this new Magic Box has the same capability as a Gigabit Class device on the Sprint™ network! In addition the notes about Wi-FI connection working for backhaul are huge. Sprint Band 25 or Band 41 may not reach indoors or even in some neighborhoods due to macro coverage patterns even though a Magic Box is available to use in a region. By having the option to use locally supplied internet via WiFi as backhaul, this allows Magic Boxes to enter locations where LTE UE Relay does not work. In addition, the ethernet port tidbit may also be a hint that using ethernet backhaul could also be an option. If so, this Magic Box would potentially support 3 choices of backhaul all in one unit; LTE UE Relay, WiFi, and Ethernet! Wow! With the coming arrival of VoLTE opt in in the near future, LTE coverage indoors is a huge concern. The now expanded reach of this new Magic Box into places previously unreachable is a huge step forward. Exciting! Sprint and Airspan sure loves Magic!
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    Official Magic Box discussion thread

    Sprint Gen 3 announced (4th version). http://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-announces-faster-more-powerful-and-smaller-sprint-magic-box.htm Highlights. Gen 3 can do 3 methods... Relay via 3CA 4x4 MIMO 256/64 QAM, WiFi, and ethernet.
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    I wonder what this is :)

    :)
  8. 20 MHz 2x2 MIMO 64 QAM = 150 mbps 15 MHz 2x2 MIMO 64 QAM = 150 * 0.75 = 112.5 mbps 15 MHz 2x2 MIMO 256 QAM = 112.5 * 1.33 = 150 mbps 15 MHz 4x4 MIMO 256 QAM = 150 x 2 = 300 mbps
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    Pixel 3 & XL in FCC OET

    If UL CA is supported, as it's transmission from a device, it must be declared and listed. Under LTE Carrier Aggregations supported it'll declare downlink and uplink if so.
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    Pixel 3 & XL in FCC OET

    4 CA DL, 256/64 QAM, limited MIMO streams (~750 mbps max), No UL CA. Supports GSM 850 , 1900 WCDMA Bands 2/4/5 CDMA BC: 0 / 1 / 10 LTE Bands: 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 38 / 41 / 46 / 66 / 71 25+25 25+26 25+41 26+41 41+41 non contig 41 contig
  11. The frequency in use by telecommunications networks, ie 600,700,800,850,1700-2100,1900, 2300, 2500, 3.5 and beyond do not interfere with ethernet cabling or unlicensed 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz. Any 5 GHz unlicensed LTE eNBs will scan for 5 GHz wifi signals and self optimize to not interfere with them. Run all those ethernet drops and WAPs to your hearts content as per your rf survey planning.
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    Essentially a sprint exclusive.

    Essential phone does not support UL CA or 4x4 MIMO according to its FCC filing. Having a modem that supports something doesn't matter if the RF front end doesn't. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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    Network Vision/LTE - SF Bay Market

    Disruption is expected as backend firmware upgrades for volte is being rolled out. Expect Rocky network performance for a bit Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
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