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  1. ericdabbs

    Sprint to Begin VoLTE Soft Launch in September

    Are they using all 3 LTE bands for VoLTE? It would be interesting to see B41 VoLTE.
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    Sprint to Begin VoLTE Soft Launch in September

    Better late than never but hopefully the Tmobile/Sprint merger goes through and Tmobile will help complete the VoLTE rollout faster than Sprint ever could.
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    Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Poll

    No doubt New Tmobile since I am already a Tmobile customer. Tmobile and Neville having access to 2.5 GHz spectrum is going to be great for their network and the way Tmobile gets things done. Hell maybe with the help of Tmobile we can get 800 MHz LTE available in the Southern California markets at some point in the future.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I figure he would be gone and pretty much most if not all of the Sprint executive team. I guess Gunther was smart to see the writing on the wall and bailed late last year. I can't wait to see what Tmobile will do with the 2.5 GHz spectrum with HPUE to be used for 5G network. Hopefully the 2.5 GHz resources should buy Tmobile some time for 5G before acquiring more MMwave spectrum.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I would love that idea of exchanging 800 MHz spectrum for more 600 MHz spectrum. There are some places in the US which still can't deploy 800 MHz LTE and I don't think we will ever see it deployed. CDMA is dead IMO. LTE works great and its about time we kill off CDMA and waste valuable spectrum on 3G technology. 5G is just around the corner and is built from 4G which should be universal amongst all carriers. I would expect that it would be fairly easy to configure Sprint devices to be able to work on both networks. Hopefully nothing or a firmware upgrade would be what is necessary to work with the Sprint/Tmobile networks.
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    Sprint Tmobile merger Disc.

    I wonder who from the Sprint executive team will remain on board with the New Tmobile? Tmobile's executive team is top notch already so I guess the only person who I can see Tmobile keep to help with the combined company is John Saw to help Neville Ray on the 2.5 GHz high band expertise. Maybe Marcelo would be kept to help with the existing partnerships he has with his former companies.
  7. Yup Mr. Legere mentioned it in a youtube video after the quiet period and the official 600 MHz auction results were announced back in May. So I would imagine the markets with 10x10 MHz that 5G will be rolled out in a 5x5 block and 5x5 block will be 4G LTE. https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/t-mobile-to-roll-out-5g-over-600-mhz-and-other-spectrum Listen at the 2:10 mark.
  8. One thing for sure is that with 600 Mhz, they will definitely be able to deploy the 5G network faster and wider than with the high band frequencies and there are not any incumbent cellular technologies deployed at this point at 600 MHz. I think that in itself will also pay dividends. Just look what being the first to deploy 4G LTE quickly and widely did for Verizon back in 2010. I am pretty sure that Sprint will not deploy 5G on its 800 MHz until a while since Sprint has CDMA and LTE deployed on it and their treasure trove of spectrum is in 2.5 GHz band is where I see Sprint first deploying 5G. Again the problem with Sprint is that there is a lot of talk but not enough walk. I still think that what Tmobile did with spending 8B for their average 35 MHz of 600 MHz was worth it. Again we won't know until a few more years when TV stations vacate the 600 MHz spectrum. I am not saying that Sprint has doesn't have great potential with 2.5 GHz but even now it still has yet to fully bear fruit after 7 years of Network Vision. Sprint is where they are at in 4th place with people bolting because of coverage and inconsistent capacity issues. Lets hope that its true that Sprint and Masa are fully dedicated to competing and raising capex for the next few years to 5-6 billion because the 3 billion figure they had was surely not cutting it. I would like to see 4 strong competitors rather than a weak Sprint and Tmobile.
  9. I disagree that 600 mhz is overrated at all. Is it the most important piece of spectrum for 5G? Not by a long stretch. But it does help bridge coverage gaps and does help stretch into new markets faster that it would not otherwise. I would say sprint severely lacks low bamd spectrum. While Tmobile may be praising 600 mhz but that is because they are now able to truly say they have spectrum nationwide that they can build into new markets. Tmobile is in no way content with just 600 mhz. In fact they have been very vocal in pressing the FCC to open up 3.5 ghz and just the other day pressing the FCC to open up 28 ghz, 37 ghz and 40 ghz spectrum to be auctioned. Also they have been doing test trials of 3.5 ghz, 28 ghz spectrum and other spectrum bands for 5G. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Either way the full 5G NR standard will not be complete until June 2018. What was completed during December 2017 was the non-standalone version of 5G NR which means it needs to rely on legacy networks like 4G to work but the standalone version of 5G NR (true 5G) will not be complete until June 2018.
  11. Agreed. I could care less if AT&T is the first to jump into the 5G space. I hope the others wait for better 5G equipment to deploy. Tmobile has their hands full in trying to clear the 600 MHz band and working with the 3.5 GHz trials that I would expect this to not be a huge deal. We will see how long it really takes AT&T since they took a delayed approach with LTE.
  12. But i thought the argument was that the official 5G standards by the 3GPP wouldnt be officially ratified until 2019 which is what Tmobile is calling BS on ATT claiming it will have true 5G. So how can ATT really have true 5G when it will not be approved until 2019? This has been known since mid 2017 that ATT put out a press release that claims that they will be the first 5G carrier to deploy. In fact Legere made a tweet or comment calling out ATT on this. This is not new news but ehhhh time will tell. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. I was able to successfully flash my router to stock Asus to 376.3626 firmware to expand the rootfs boot partition from 32M to 64M. Now I successfully flashed my Asus router to the latest Merlin firmware. I guess I was a bit intimidated by the SNB forum guide and was comparing too much to the suggested youtube video which was for flashing a Tmobile router which does have some different steps since the Sprint router uses MIPS and Tmobile router uses ARM which led to further confusion. It had good steps in the youtube video but the telnet commands were a bit different.
  14. I have been trying to read up on finally updating my Sprint wifi connect router at the link below. https://www.snbforums.com/threads/how-to-sprint-ac-rt66u-to-stock-asus-firmware.25261/ I am a bit confused as to which CFE file version to update. I see in the zip file that there is a "Zentel_1.30_EU_To_US.bin" which I guess the file you are suppose to update your MAC address to rename as "newcfe.bin". Is there a dumb down tutorial that shows how to properly update the router to stock firmware? I also read that you should flash the 376.3626 firmware first to expand the rootfs partition from 32M to 64M after updating the CFE file before flashing any future firmware versions.
  15. What do you guys think of Sprint offering free Hulu service for its customers to compete with Tmobile and Netflix. Sounds like it would include the $7.99/mo plan. My guess is that this would only be a benefit for the Sprint Unlimited Freedom customers and not grandfathered to all legacy plans. Like Tmobile they only limit the Netflix offer for those with the Tmobile One TI plan. http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-to-launch-free-hulu-service-for-unlimited-users-wave7
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