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DanJones
DanJones
1/29/2014 | 12:43:45 PM
Verizon now in 35 stations
Verizon has started running its services over the Transit Wireless DAS in 35 NYC stations now. They just had space for the Verizon gear allocated in the basestation hotel when I visited.
DanJones
DanJones
9/12/2013 | 12:55:17 PM
Other cities?
So how do you find metro wireless systems in other cities. Barcelona's 3G is good, DC Metro is pretty patchy from memory.

How's Seoul, etc?
DanJones
DanJones
9/10/2013 | 12:42:46 PM
Re: Diversity
Yeah, its pretty decent service mostly. I have been busted down to EDGE in rush-hour before but that's understandable.
DanJones
DanJones
9/10/2013 | 12:41:07 PM
Re: Transit
Well they have sliding barriers in the London tube, would be really hard to implement in NYC subway though.
milan03
milan03
9/10/2013 | 12:29:42 PM
Diversity
So far the underground density is pretty solid on platforms and mezzanines. They're low power, high signal quality cells, and doing a good job covering the areas.

As far as LTE, Transit Wireless chose not to go with spatial multiplexing at all, and they've stuck with diversity, so the peak downlink rates are halved, but that's all for the sake of robustness which is understandable.
RitchBlasi
RitchBlasi
9/10/2013 | 12:28:55 PM
Transit
And I think I just read where someone who was talking on the phone fell onto the tracks.  If McDonalds can be sued for selling coffee that was too hot the MTA will be sued for not having the proper safety protocols to protect folks from falling onto the tracks!  Maybe they should find a company that has force-fields?  That reminds me, the latest Star Trek movie is available at Redbox.  Maybe I'll rent that and get an idea of what we'll be able to do with mobile in a few years.  Tricorder:mHealth???
DanJones
DanJones
9/10/2013 | 12:24:00 PM
Re: look out below....
Not sure it will make too much difference.

 

I saw someone jump onto the track after they dropped their iPod (1st gen) onto the tracks recently. Took 4 people to haul him back up.

Insane!
RitchBlasi
RitchBlasi
9/10/2013 | 12:14:06 PM
look out below....
Yes, the equipment is out-of-reach, so vandalism shouldn't be a problem.  What transit cops will have to contend with are all the people who will most probably fall onto tracks because they can't chew gum and walk at the same time.  If I were the MTA I would make it as clear as possible, everywhere possible, that they are not responsible for anyone using a cell phone, tablet or laptop getting hurt and any and all potential lawsuits will be dismissed due to the stupidity of the user.  The Metro in DC has had cell service for some time but I am not sure if there has been an increase in people getting hurt due to use. 
DanJones
DanJones
9/10/2013 | 10:34:13 AM
Re: voice/data
I wouldn't be too worried about vandalism. I went looking to see if I could find any. They're up high, hard to reach.
DanJones
DanJones
9/10/2013 | 10:32:57 AM
Re: voice/data
36 running now, another 40 being deployed starting in October. That should take till April or thereabouts. Brooklyn is phase 3.
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