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bigsnake49

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  1. T-Mobile has asked the FCC for a temporary authority to use Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum in advance of the merger close. They want to use it for 5G NR. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/t-mobile-seeks-ok-to-use-2-5-ghz-philadelphia
  2. Holy crap, go Nokia: Nokia touted a new lab achievement over Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum that boosted 5G capacity by up to four times through a software upgrade. The test included a software upgrade of E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and Multi-User-MIMO (MU-MIMO) using Sprint’s mid-band 5G spectrum and Nokia’s AirScale solution to deliver 3 Gbps total downlink cell throughput, in what Nokia called a first. It showcased Nokia’s AirScale Dual Mode Massive MIMO for 5G and LTE, using a single radio unit for both LTE and 5G. The test also tapped commercial hotspot devices. Nokia said once its service is commercially available operators will be able to “vastly increase” network capacity through software updates to the base station, without the need to invest in more spectrum or require site visits to swap out hardware or transport. https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/nokia-notches-5g-capacity-boost-via-software-upgrade
  3. Nothing weird or even interesting is happening to my service. Same ole shitty service inside my condo, great service outside of it. MB working fine.
  4. I have couple questions. When will Magic Boxes no longer be able to use B41 as backhaul? And when will they allow roaming to use the best connection whether T-Mobile or Sprint?
  5. Some people have seen change others like you and I have not. I am not going to lose a lot of sleep over it. OK maybe 10 minutes😂.
  6. Have a little patience. They will turn on roaming on April 1st.
  7. Not to be outdone, Verizon is also getting some help from Dish: https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-latest-carrier-to-get-spectrum-boost
  8. What will they do with 47Ghz? The only thing they can do with it will be either wireless backhaul or fixed wireless.
  9. At the end of 3 years, T-Mobile will have about 85,000 sites, the same amount of Verizon & AT&T.
  10. Verizon only has 10x10 band 5 and 10x10 band 13. They do OK. T-Mobile will have 10x10Mhz band 71 (more in some markets, 5x5 Band 12 and 5x5 MHz band 26.
  11. Sprint is bringing 800Mhz. Dish can elect to buy Sprint's 800Mhz after 3 years. I don't know why you're freaking out about it.
  12. They Have 600Mhz, 700Mhz and 800Mhz. Plus two networks of 65,000+45,000 sites plus god knows how many small cells.
  13. Sorry, I corrected it above, they did get some spectrum from Dish.
  14. They did some 600MHz from some other spectrum holders such as Comcast and Dish but only in markets where it can be quickly deployed because some of the markets might not be cleared off. "Bluewater, Channel 51, Comcast, DISH, Grain Management affiliate NewLevel, LLC, LB Holdings and Omega Wireless, LLC in the markets where it can be quickly deployed." https://www.t-mobile.com/news/tmobile-to-increase-network-capacity-and-expand-roaming-for-sprint-customers
  15. If you have no coverage at all, yes. But I don't know what the threshold is.
  16. Turned my Magic Box off hoping it would have started already but no such luck. At least not in our market. I wonder what the threshold is to switching to T-Mobile.
  17. Yes I know they are supposed to host B26 for at least 3 years. If they are only hosting B26 on a Sprint site because B25 and B41 is served by a Tmobile site then they will probably move the B26 equipment to the T-mobile site. Is the bandwidth limitation on M-MIMO a function of the backhaul bandwidth, the enodeB/NnodeB or the RRH? Or maybe the vendors? Also they probably don't need M-MIMO on every site they could probably reuse 8x8 RRH/antennas on more rural sites.
  18. So the only ports on an tri-band Sprint RRHs that will be used will be the 800Mhz ports. I would not move them over to T-Mobile racks and then have to take them down 2-3 years later. Leave them on the Sprint racks until they are taken down or taken over by Dish. Now Dish has 600MHz spectrum, 700MHz Block E and 800Mhz I am not sure they want to deal with all of those different lower frequencies and the expensive antennas and RRHs. They might want to simplify their lower frequency spectrum holdings. I personally think Sprint/Dish 800Mhz spectrum should be sold, auctioned off to the cellular (850Mhz) spectrum holders and let the resulting spectrum be rationalized to form two 15Mhzx15Mhz channels with couple of MHz left over for guard bands. `
  19. T-Mobile will probably be adding M-MIMO Band 41 RRH/antennas to all of their sites and all the Sprint sites they are keeping as soon as they can. If as Milan has intimated the combined PCS spectrum hosting is a matter of configuration that can be done remotely the only question is the 800Mhz spectrum. I know that the agreement with Dish gives Dish the option of purchasing it or not with penalties if they don't, I wonder if that time frame might not be accelerated a bit.
  20. No need for more radios to accommodate more PCS spectrum.
  21. Dish is letting T-Mobile use its 600Mhz free of charge for the next 60 days. Dish Network announced that it is providing its entire portfolio of 600 MHz spectrum to T-Mobile at no cost for 60 days in order to bolster wireless capacity during the coronavirus pandemic. A Dish spokesperson said the additional spectrum would help T-Mobile add extra capacity in its existing footprint. And she added that Dish has 600 MHz spectrum in every partial economic area (PEA) in the United States. PEAs are areas that the FCC has designated to handle its spectrum auctions. Ookla analyst Milan Milanovic said in order for T-Mobile to quickly tap this spectrum, “It would only require over-the-air reconfiguration, which would widen the existing 600 MHz channels in T-Mobile's network. This could be done late nights. This is assuming that Dish's spectrum licenses have been cleared.” https://www.fiercewireless.com/operators/dish-lets-t-mobile-tap-its-600-mhz-spectrum-response-to-covid-19 Now that last little tidbit means that the Tmobile+Sprint PCS spectrum can be reconfigured remotely for each and every T-Mobile site + the Sprint sites they will keep. They can do that rather quickly.
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