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KBode
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KBode,
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11/27/2017 | 6:57:08 PM
Re: No rural
I think with less regulatory oversight than ever on the horizon, there may be less pressure to defend gutting aging DSL lines without providing an adequate replacement. I'm not sure the hype of 5G as a fixed-line replacement anytime this decade was ever based on realistic data -- mostly just lobbying and policy hype to justify gutting the consumer protections governing those still very much in use DSL and POTS lines. 
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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11/24/2017 | 11:44:03 AM
Re: No rural
Remember when it was thought that 256K of memory was enough for a PC?
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/22/2017 | 10:56:42 PM
Re: No rural
They might have even thought that it work before the trials. I'm interested to see what results they announce before the end of the year.
KBode
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KBode,
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11/22/2017 | 8:09:42 PM
Re: No rural
"If i haven't been clear enough in the last couple of 5G articles: If you're in a rural area w/ lots of greenery, high-band 5G is just not happening for you! Sorry!"

And yet Verizon is telling everybody that they don't need to upgrade their taxpayer-subsidized DSL lines because wireless will be all anybody could EVER need....
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/15/2017 | 5:20:22 PM
Re: No rural
See my just published story for more on MIMO challenges. Certainly possible that even 10 could be optimistic! It's wireless. There are so many variables.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/15/2017 | 5:20:19 PM
Re: No rural
See my just published story for more on MIMO challenges. Certainly possible that even 10 could be optimistic! It's wireless. There are so many variables.
zorank
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zorank,
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11/15/2017 | 5:07:04 PM
Re: No rural
Remember this is very high spectrum, so even 10 may be too optimistic. They are also having problems with new Massive MIMO systems--very poor integration with the rest of the base station and OSS subsystems, and inability to track the performance of individual beams, for example. They are actually inquiring with their standard service assurance vendors if anybody has equipment that can be used to measure Massive MIMO performance.

They may also be having problems with new Massive MIMO systems--very poor integration with the rest of the base station and OSS subsystems, and inability to track the performance of individual beams, for example. They are actually inquiring with their standard service assurance vendors if anybody has equipment that can be used to measure Massive MIMO performance.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/15/2017 | 2:42:25 PM
Re: No rural
On paper, 20 subs should be doable, but this is the new frontier of wireless, I'm guessing half that -- going on chatter I've heard -- might be more realistic.
zorank
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zorank,
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11/15/2017 | 2:38:07 PM
Re: No rural
There are comments through the grapevine that the trials have been really--let's say it diplomatically--challenging for Verizon, and that the goal specified in their plans of 20 subscribers "lit" by cell has typically not been met (2 per cell instead).
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/15/2017 | 11:17:40 AM
No rural
If i haven't been clear enough in the last couple of 5G articles: If you're in a rural area w/ lots of greenery, high-band 5G is just not happening for you! Sorry!


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