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    Sprint PCS spectrum looks like boon for T-Mobile


    Some information from former HoFo'er Milan Milanovic:


    https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/sp...n-for-t-mobile



    “The new T-Mobile will build an LTE layer on a denser cell site grid using Sprint and T-Mobile PCS spectrum synergies in combination with T-Mobile’s 600 MHz, 700 MHz and AWS holdings,” writes Ookla Technical Evangelist Milan Milanovic in a blog posting. Part of the plan is to overlay 2.5 GHz 5G-capable radios on existing T-Mobile sites, and then over time to reconfigure the existing PCS radio equipment to support additional PCS spectrum coming from Sprint.

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    Milanovic found that in many major markets, Sprint’s PCS spectrum is contiguous to existing T-Mobile assets and will allow for wider allocations and higher spectral efficiency.

    “Looking closely at the PCS spectrum in top markets, the contiguity between Sprint and T-Mobile is staggering,” he writes. “In markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit, adding the Sprint G Block will allow the new T-Mobile to expand the existing PCS spectrum assets and deploy 20 MHz channels. In Miami and Atlanta, the contiguous PCS block is a whopping 30 MHz wide. In markets like Detroit and Dallas, T-Mobile will have two 20 MHz PCS channels. This will enable the new T-Mobile to offer significantly improved capacity while leveraging more spectrally efficient 20 MHz channels. All this additional capacity makes the PCS spectrum a strong candidate for the 5G network.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by @TheRealDanny View Post

    Some information from former HoFo'er Milan Milanovic:


    https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/sp...n-for-t-mobile



    “The new T-Mobile will build an LTE layer on a denser cell site grid using Sprint and T-Mobile PCS spectrum synergies in combination with T-Mobile’s 600 MHz, 700 MHz and AWS holdings,” writes Ookla Technical Evangelist Milan Milanovic in a blog posting. Part of the plan is to overlay 2.5 GHz 5G-capable radios on existing T-Mobile sites, and then over time to reconfigure the existing PCS radio equipment to support additional PCS spectrum coming from Sprint.

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    Milanovic found that in many major markets, Sprint’s PCS spectrum is contiguous to existing T-Mobile assets and will allow for wider allocations and higher spectral efficiency.

    “Looking closely at the PCS spectrum in top markets, the contiguity between Sprint and T-Mobile is staggering,” he writes. “In markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit, adding the Sprint G Block will allow the new T-Mobile to expand the existing PCS spectrum assets and deploy 20 MHz channels. In Miami and Atlanta, the contiguous PCS block is a whopping 30 MHz wide. In markets like Detroit and Dallas, T-Mobile will have two 20 MHz PCS channels. This will enable the new T-Mobile to offer significantly improved capacity while leveraging more spectrally efficient 20 MHz channels. All this additional capacity makes the PCS spectrum a strong candidate for the 5G network.”

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    Yes, Trees. Pro-consumer and very competitive.

    Sprint wasn't doing much good providing a "product" that was useless to most customers, while they hoarded all that spectrum and never used it.

    This is great news for ALL cell customers in the US: a much more competitive T-Mobile is good for VRZ and ATT customers also.

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    I thought this article was interesting given the fact that so much emphasis has been put on Sprint's massive 2.5 GHz holdings as opposed to how much continuity there is with both companies PCS holdings that will improve LTE capacity greatly in many areas.

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    A real shame Sprint couldn't compete but at least someone competent will take over and deploy all of these unused spectrum assets.

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    I'm hopeful that in markets with excess capacity like mine (Atlanta), they'll be offering in home broadband sooner rather than later. This is one of the benefits of The New T-Mobile I'm looking forward to the most.

    Struggle Markets like some of New York City, Chicago, should benefit greatly as well. It's going to be interesting to see how aggressive the rural roll-out is going to be as well.

    It would be sooo nice if a settlement with the states could be reached. To think we could be benefiting today if not for politics, misinformation, and greed, SMDH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wide_opeN View Post
    I'm hopeful that in markets with excess capacity like mine (Atlanta), they'll be offering in home broadband sooner rather than later.....
    They'll be required to continue offering low-cost, unthrottled, wireless data services through MobileCitizen.org as a requirement of the lease of 2.5 GHz licenses in certain key markets. The trick is to qualify. Talk to your school district about this.
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    I saw this article as well. Is the map accurate? It shows 61-80MHz here in my area, but I only see 20+20 for 40 here on Spectrum Omega. i.e. I only see 5 more MHz coming from Sprint on the PCS band.

    AT&T has 35MHz just on the download side here on B2. Am I doing something wrong? Here's my DL table.

    Operator | B2 | B25

    AT&T | 1930-1965 | -
    Sprint | - | 1990-1995
    T-Mobile | 1975-1990 | -
    Verizon | 1965-1975 | -

    Good news in any event, but how much good news? My phone supposedly supports B41 and B25 as well.

    Thanks,

    Edit: To answer my own question. I looked at SO again and apparently the license is split for the block. 1930-1945 belongs in the Sprint column, so I will update my database. So better news than I had thought!
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