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  1. It needs the sprint volte profile to be loaded onto the device. Forcing VoLTE breaks the calling function unfortunately. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  2. The essential phones does not use VoLTE. It's calling plus with no QOS. This was verified by a help enthusiast who downloaded and used NSG. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  3. Good to hear that! Sometimes new devices take a bit before the compatible stuff is known. I'll update the list promptly when I have access to a computer. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  4. I am not seeing any information for the G7 power at this time. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  5. As part of Sprints Next Generation Network (NGN) upgrades, Sprint has been actively deploying antenna setups that have a total of 4 individual 800 MHz antenna ports. It was first discovered with the 16 port triband antennas which had four 800 MHz ports, four 1900 MHz ports, and eight 2.5 GHz ports. Subsequently, 10 port dual band 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz antennas also began to appear shortly after in deployments alongside Network Vision era 6 port 800/1900 MHz antennas bringing the total amount of 800 MHz ports in use to four per sector. And for what reason one might ask? It's for 2 Transmit and 4 Receive (2Tx4Rx) diversity for 800 MHz at the cell site. Deploying such an antenna setup enables the eNB to maintain a stronger connection to UE which results in improved LTE data speeds and coverage as the device uplink is almost always the first to fail. This serves as a huge plus in terms of supporting Voice of LTE (VoLTE) as ubiquitous LTE coverage is essential for Sprint as there is no legacy voice fallback. With the these new 8 port dual band antennas, Sprint can now provide more consistent 800 MHz service than two individual antennas provided in the 10 port dual band antenna configuration provided and removed the extraneous 2.5 GHz hardware from the 16 port triband antenna where it is no longer needed. These new antennas will now stand alone next to 2.5 GHz Massive-MIMO antennas or older 2.5 GHz RRH and antenna configurations. Both highly optimized in what they do best. Nokia - Alcatel-Lucent 2x50w 800 MHz RRH + 1.9 GHz 4x45 RRH + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH Source: bucdenny Source: bucdenny Samsung 800 MHz RRH-C4 + 1.9 GHz RRH-P4 + 2.5 GHz 8x20 RRH-V3/B8 Source: RAvirani: Source: RAvirani Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager Source: dkyeager
  6. - all. - I do not believe so at least for the vast majority of sites are going the standalone 800/1.9 antenna + 2.5 once more. - no. It's a hardware restriction. It's common with other antenna integrated radio designs. Just less room overall to pack in the radio electronics and antenna arrays. T-mobile gets around this via externally mounted Rrus connected to the passive antenna ports on the AIR/RAS units to increase capacity. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  7. The IBW of the M-mimo equipment is 100 MHz. The older 8t8r is 120 MHz. So in essence It's 60 MHz B41 + 40 MHz NR41 if they keep the current 3 CA configuration. So yeah... Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  8. No. It's a R&R where they come in and remove the old 2.5 and install the new 2.5 equipment. They reuse the same hybrid fiber power cables or pull a new one if needed. There's some base station software configuration that they or someone must do as well.
  9. Nice pictures. Looks like someone's colocating a new Nokia / ALU build to the site. Based on the antenna and radio configuration I'm guessing Verizon is the likely culprit. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  10. Upload to a photo hosting site like imgur and paste the links here. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  11. Most should be. It's also its more correct to say octoport as it's 4T4R 800 + 4T4R 1900 to an 8 port dual band antenna. Whereas an 8t8r 2.5 setup is like its name as an 8t8r radio is connected to an 8t8r antenna. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  12. They will not release it until Sprint and Airspan finalizes their alternative backhaul mode infrastructure and software. This is because it requires usage of the MB Gen 3 ethernet port which is non working as of current software releases. Likewise it is the same for the Airave 4 LTE. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  13. That unit weighs far more than an 8t8r antenna and radio setup FYI. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  14. Factoid of the Day: Drones are great for photographing cell sites. Thanks @nowerlater!
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