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    Signal too weak or too many users? (What's wrong with these pictures?)

    While I was waiting at an auto body shop in a built-up area (Costa Mesa) near the SNA Airport (John Wayne - Orange County), I decided to try some speed tests. The signal was weak at -110 to -114 which is pretty typical for many areas around here. I tried inside and outside and it didn't help outside, so that wasn't Lo-E glass at the shop.

    However, it didn't improve as much as expected when I had LoS to the tower (a flag pole type). I want to be able to select my own band, but the problem is probably more back-haul. I know my phone can go faster as I've topped 80mbps at the site on my office roof (as noted in another post).

    If back-haul is the problem, why are we even talking about 5G? This was around 4pm local time (I got off work early).

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    And here's a result close to the "tower" flag pole. Better, but still not too zippy.

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    Welcome to an airport. LAX is as bad, if not worse typically.

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    Where I am signal is similar, but I get much better throughput. Much fewer users in suburban SoCal. Name:  1556853800766.jpg
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    So, just back-haul capacity then? It's pretty suburban down here in South OC, though Central OC (e.g.) SNA is less so.

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    Signal too weak or too many users? (What's wrong with these pictures?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon_73 View Post
    If back-haul is the problem, why are we even talking about 5G? This was around 4pm local time (I got off work early).
    Simple. It’s not everywhere that’s experiencing this. Spectrum and optimization is the issue for the area. More likely due to them waiting on permits or approvals or Sprint merger. I’d usually check with my engineer at T-Mobile on status but why bother lol.


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