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    T-Mobile seeing 5-10x increase in speeds thanks to LAA

    T-Mobile seeing 5-10x increase in speeds thanks to LAA

    Wish I had a Band 46 phone for LAA...

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    What is LAA?

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    Too bad I’ll never see LAA in the suburbs. I never go to the “big city” to experience it.

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    https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...u-worth-hassle

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    LAA is a 3GPP Release 13 technology ratified as part of LTE Advanced Pro. It uses carrier aggregation in the downlink to combine LTE in unlicensed spectrum (5 GHz) with LTE in licensed spectrum, which provides for faster data rates and a better user experience.

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    Can any iPhones take advantage of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obeythelaw View Post
    Can any iPhones take advantage of this?
    Nope, just like they can’t take advantage of 4X4 MIMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircuitSwitched View Post
    Too bad I’ll never see LAA in the suburbs. I never go to the “big city” to experience it.
    Don't be too sure since it is free unlicensed 5 Ghz spectrum and cheap to deploy anywhere that has power and internet access. It will be used in sports facilities. Restaurants and bar district. Downtown business districts. Also, it could be used in large malls. LAA is really best for areas where there is a lot of foot traffic or inside building.

    Now the mmWave (24Ghz-100Ghz) that T-Mobile is deploying late in Q4-2018 for 5G will be the spectrum you will only find in the major population areas since it is so short range.;

    " Neville Ray noted that T-Mobile does have millimeter wave spectrum, including in key urban areas, and it will start to deploy that toward the end of this year, with smartphones due to come the first half of 2019. T-Mobile has great book ends, he said, with spectrum holdings at both the high and low bands with its bevy of 600 MHz that it acquired at auction last year and has already built out to a large degree." https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...seeable-future

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    Quote Originally Posted by obeythelaw View Post
    Can any iPhones take advantage of this?
    LAA requires Band 46 ( 5 Ghz) but since all four networks are deploying LAA on small cells the next generation of iPhones will have to have band 46.

    The Samsung S8, S8+, S8 Active, Note 8 and LG V30 support Band 46 now.
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    Just checked my Note 8, and band 46 wasn't enabled by default, but now it is.

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    Does Google Pixel take advantage of this?

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    T-Mobile seeing 5-10x increase in speeds thanks to LAA

    Ugh  please catch up and stop putting out half baked tech. I am getting the s9 and selling my iPhone X

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    Quote Originally Posted by obeythelaw View Post
    Does Google Pixel take advantage of this?
    No. I don’t think the Pixel 2 can either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mardukeme View Post
    Just checked my Note 8, and band 46 wasn't enabled by default, but now it is.

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    Only the LG V30 came out of the Box with Band 46 Active. T-Mobile and Samsung did a software update for all four S8 versions including Note & Active by adding Band 46 about Nov 2017. Since Band 46 is 5Ghz which is the same frequency as WiFi that all smart phones have I wonder why other Qualcomm SoC phones can't do the same thing to add Band 46?

    Then again some phone Mfg may just want to have you buy a new phone next year instead of trying to upgrade the phone they sold you. I have never owed a Samsung phone since not a fan of TouchWiz but I am starting to see that Samsung is the Un-Phone MFG that does the best job of keeping your phone up to date with technology. I am starting to think I should get over TouchWiz issue and pony up to the Samsung. Don't know why Google Pixel isn't being as pro-active as Samsung.
    Last edited by shilohcane; 02-14-2018 at 08:06 AM.

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    BTW, over on Reddit/T-Mobile some people that work for T-Mobile are reporting with LAA Small Cells of getting speed test of 560 mbps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    BTW, over on Reddit/T-Mobile some people that work for T-Mobile are reporting with LAA Small Cells of getting speed test of 560 mbps.
    That is just what you need to look at your Facebook account.

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