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    Viaero Band 17 LTE

    Viaero did some upgrades in southern CO yesterday. The network was up and down for several hours. Two of their PCS DC-HSPA+ sites are now broadcasting, 2G GSM, 2x5MHz DC-HSPA+, 5MHz of Band 2 LTE and 5MHz Band 17 LTE.

    That would explain this antenna gear they hung on some sites in Oct 2015. They were way too big for the PCS band. http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...these-antennas They must have been inactive until yesterday.

    The choice of Band 17 is unusual, Union Wireless owns the 700MHz C block in this part of Colorado. http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...sationId=32428 Since build out requirements are encroaching and Union is still a no show, I guess leasing it to Viaero was the best course of action. I'm floored Union didn't sell of lease to AT&T, although AT&T's B block is not widely deployed either. So, in this particular spot, Viaero is the 1st to deliver LTE services.

    ...perhaps Viaero and Union might also reach a 'roam as native' arrangement as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_tron View Post
    Viaero did some upgrades in southern CO yesterday. The network was up and down for several hours. Two of their PCS DC-HSPA+ sites are now broadcasting, 2G GSM, 2x5MHz DC-HSPA+, 5MHz of Band 2 LTE and 5MHz Band 17 LTE.

    That would explain this antenna gear they hung on some sites in Oct 2015. They were way too big for the PCS band. http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...these-antennas They must have been inactive until yesterday.

    The choice of Band 17 is unusual, Union Wireless owns the 700MHz C block in this part of Colorado. http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...sationId=32428 Since build out requirements are encroaching and Union is still a no show, I guess leasing it to Viaero was the best course of action. I'm floored Union didn't sell of lease to AT&T, although AT&T's B block is not widely deployed either. So, in this particular spot, Viaero is the 1st to deliver LTE services.

    ...perhaps Viaero and Union might also reach a 'roam as native' arrangement as well.
    I'm curious to know how quickly they will build out the 700mhz spectrum they bought in the Nebraska panhandle. Anybody seeing it there yet?

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