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DanJones
DanJones
10/25/2013 | 2:12:56 PM
Sprint S-Cells
I had heard that Sprint might be trying out a small cell-focused LTE deployment in some US cities, so this might be related.
milan03
milan03
10/25/2013 | 3:24:20 PM
Re: Sprint S-Cells
I'm guessing those small cells go into Samsung Sprint markets, mostly Central states. It'd be nice to see small cell deployment on the coasts where ALU and Ericsson are the main vendors.
DanJones
DanJones
10/25/2013 | 3:39:22 PM
Re: Sprint S-Cells
Well I specifically heard that they were trying small cells in parts of NYC, not seen anything conclusive yet. NYC is an AlcaLu market, yes?
milan03
milan03
10/25/2013 | 4:04:04 PM
Re: Sprint S-Cells
Yeah NYC is Sprint's Alcatel-Lucent NV market. Not sure if ClearWire brings Samsung to NYC though
DanJones
DanJones
10/25/2013 | 6:02:22 PM
Re: Sprint S-Cells
Good point, trying to find out if these are TDD or FDD radios.
DOShea
DOShea
10/26/2013 | 12:51:57 PM
Rising network star
Sounds like Beresford-Wylie is already having a positive effect, and Samsung could be the rising star of the network infrastructure sector.
DanJones
DanJones
10/26/2013 | 2:59:45 PM
Re: Rising network star
Possibly. Samsung has had fairly positive relations with Sprint for a while though. They delivered on Network Vision and it looks like they're delivering on 4G smalll cells too.
Cellco
Cellco
10/28/2013 | 2:10:17 PM
Re: Rising network star
Dan, do you have any read-out if the deployments are based on purchases by a venue operator (MDU, Business Park, Stadium Operator)?  Will this remain a solution for purchase? 

The AT&T BTI deployments were limited in NY to get a feel for the operation but a deployment based on coverage need has not been the model in the USA (and after Microcell/Fido in Canada). Few regions of the world place the coverage in weak coverage areas with high use by the public results in weak performance. 

Instead, the model seem to remain, "we have a solution de joure but here is what our engineering and solution will cost you to cover your weak area".

 
DanJones
DanJones
10/28/2013 | 3:10:50 PM
Re: Rising network star
What I've heard so far suggests that Sprint wants to incorporate small cells as part of its wider LTE deployment. So that, to me, would indicate outdoor city deployment first.

Sorry, I don't know how far down the road they are with that, not something they seem to want to talk about right now.
Cellco
Cellco
10/28/2013 | 3:26:49 PM
Re: Rising network star
Thanks Dan,  I support the subscriber/venue-host purchasing the Small Cell solution as it supports distribution where their is valuable need.  While I watched pervasive deployment of small cells in 1997 and 1998 by MicroCell/Fido, it only made me jeoulous of their extremely good coverage.  I remained a AT&T wireless/Rogers customer though, so it was not enough for me to experience good coverage, as a driver to switch providers.
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