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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 12:49:35 pm »

And so it begins....
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 02:17:18 pm »

http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/t-mobile-lights-up-first-600-mhz-site-wyoming

And a list of those counties where T-Mobile will start testing beginning Nov 1, 2017 is now posted in the T-Mobile sticky topic.
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 02:57:58 pm »

Thank you, Henry!

I was frustrated over the PSN article omitting the list and came here to look for it.

http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/how-sound/t-mobile-lights-up-first-600-mhz-site/47797

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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 05:01:25 pm »

Just out of curiosity whats on the other end of these towers?  Who has 600 Mhz devices in their purses or dashboards that can talk to transmitters in a band that just went on line?  What do they expect the roll out timeline of devices that work in 600 Mhz to be know that its live in a single market?

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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 05:15:47 pm »

Just out of curiosity whats on the other end of these towers?  Who has 600 Mhz devices in their purses or dashboards that can talk to transmitters in a band that just went on line?  What do they expect the roll out timeline of devices that work in 600 Mhz to be know that its live in a single market?

Before anyone can have a phone in their purse, there's a significant amount of infrastructure and propagation testing that takes place, so there will be significant downlink energy once that begins. As for the subscriber side of things during testing, it's a car or van driving around with test equipment, both receiving the downlink and transmitting on the uplink, mimicking a subscriber device.

But more to your point, T-Mobile has agreements with a couple of handset manufacturers (I've heard fifth hand Samsung and Kyrocera*) to have phones available for sale by the start of the 2017 holiday season. Happy Christ-kwanz-ukkah.

*Edited 8/18/2017: T-Mobile has apparently confirmed it's Samsung and LG.
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 10:19:55 am »

Any word on NYC? my HME pro850s are in the 686 -- 698 range and I am in mid town 55th street and 7th ave should I start to worry?
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 11:10:47 am »

Any word on NYC? my HME pro850s are in the 686 -- 698 range and I am in mid town 55th street and 7th ave should I start to worry?

My guess is probably not. It looks like T-Mobile is doing their initial work in rural areas, which makes sense since that's where the UHF would bring the most benefit. The cities are already pretty well covered with existing frequency bands.
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 01:01:03 pm »

Any word on NYC? my HME pro850s are in the 686 -- 698 range and I am in mid town 55th street and 7th ave should I start to worry?

According to sources, NYC won't begin testing until 2nd quarter 2018. Now's a good time to bring in demo gear and test its effectiveness and feature set so you can have new equipment in place and operational by the time T-Mobile sends out its notice.
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 01:40:13 am »

My guess is probably not. It looks like T-Mobile is doing their initial work in rural areas, which makes sense since that's where the UHF would bring the most benefit. The cities are already pretty well covered with existing frequency bands.

My guess is it's not a coverage issue but a capacity issue.   
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 11:16:00 am »

My guess is it's not a coverage issue but a capacity issue.

Both. In rural and suburban areas it's coverage; in urban areas it adds capacity.
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 03:36:04 pm »

Thanks Henry

Who would be able to rent/demo a RAD system for a few weeks end of September into a few weeks in October,
feel free to contact me offline apropersi@citycenter.org
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Re: T-mobile starts lighting up....
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 04:03:37 pm »

Thanks Henry

Who would be able to rent/demo a RAD system for a few weeks end of September into a few weeks in October,
feel free to contact me offline

Thank you Augie.
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