LTE frequency bands

Long-Term Evolution (LTE) telecommunications networks use several frequency bands with associated bandwidths.

Frequency bandsEdit

From Tables 5.5-1 "E-UTRA Operating Bands" and 5.6.1-1 "E-UTRA Channel Bandwidth" of the latest published version of the 3GPP TS 36.101,[1] the following table lists the specified frequency bands of LTE and the channel bandwidths each band supports.

Band Duplex
mode[A 1]
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
name
Subset
of band
Uplink[A 2]
(MHz)
Downlink[A 3]
(MHz)
Duplex
spacing
(MHz)
Channel bandwidths
(MHz)
Notes
1 FDD 2100 IMT 65 1920 – 1980 2110 – 2170 190 5, 10, 15, 20
2 FDD 1900 PCS 25 1850 – 1910 1930 – 1990 80 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
3 FDD 1800 DCS 1710 – 1785 1805 – 1880 95 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
4 FDD 1700 AWS‑1 66 1710 – 1755 2110 – 2155 400 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
5 FDD 850 Cellular 26 824 – 849 869 – 894 45 1.4, 3, 5, 10
7 FDD 2600 IMT-E 2500 – 2570 2620 – 2690 120 5, 10, 15, 20
8 FDD 900 Extended GSM 880 – 915 925 – 960 45 1.4, 3, 5, 10
11 FDD 1500 Lower PDC (Japan) 74 1427.9 – 1447.9 1475.9 – 1495.9 48 5, 10
12 FDD 700 Lower SMH 85 699 – 716 729 – 746 30 1.4, 3, 5, 10
13 FDD 700 Upper SMH 777 – 787 746 – 756 −31 5, 10
14 FDD 700 Upper SMH 788 – 798 758 – 768 −30 5, 10
17 FDD 700 Lower SMH 12, 85 704 – 716 734 – 746 30 5, 10
18 FDD 850 Lower 800 (Japan) 26 815 – 830 860 – 875 45 5, 10, 15
19 FDD 850 Upper 800 (Japan) 5, 26 830 – 845 875 – 890 45 5, 10, 15
20 FDD 800 Digital Dividend (EU) 832 – 862 791 – 821 −41 5, 10, 15, 20
21 FDD 1500 Upper PDC (Japan) 74 1447.9 – 1462.9 1495.9 – 1510.9 48 5, 10, 15
24 FDD 1600 Upper L‑Band (US) 1626.5 – 1660.5[B 1] 1525 – 1559[B 2] −101.5 5, 10
25 FDD 1900 Extended PCS 1850 – 1915 1930 – 1995 80 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
26 FDD 850 Extended Cellular 814 – 849 859 – 894 45 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15
28 FDD 700 APT 703 – 748 758 – 803 55 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
29 SDL 700 Lower SMH N/A 717 – 728 N/A 3, 5, 10
30 FDD 2300 WCS 2305 – 2315 2350 – 2360 45 5, 10
31 FDD 450 NMT 452.5 – 457.5 462.5 – 467.5 10 1.4, 3, 5
32 SDL 1500 L‑Band (EU) 75 N/A 1452 – 1496 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
34 TDD 2000 IMT 2010 – 2025 N/A 5, 10, 15
37 TDD 1900 PCS 1910 – 1930 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20 PCS Duplex Spacing
38 TDD 2600 IMT-E 41 2570 – 2620 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20 IMT-E Duplex Spacing
39 TDD 1900 DCS–IMT Gap 1880 – 1920 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
40 TDD 2300 S-Band 2300 – 2400 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
41 TDD 2500 BRS (US) 2496 – 2690 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
42 TDD 3500 CBRS (EU, Japan) 3400 – 3600 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
43 TDD 3700 C-Band 3600 – 3800 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
46 TDD 5200 U-NII-1–4 5150 – 5925 N/A 10, 20 LAA
47 TDD 5900 U-NII-4 5855 – 5925 N/A 10, 20 V2X
48 TDD 3500 CBRS (US) 3550 – 3700 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
50 TDD 1500 L‑Band (EU) 1432 – 1517 N/A 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
51 TDD 1500 L‑Band Extension (EU) 1427 – 1432 N/A 3, 5
53 TDD 2400 S-Band 2483.5 – 2495 N/A 1.4, 3, 5, 10
65 FDD 2100 Extended IMT 1920 – 2010 2110 – 2200 190 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
66 FDD 1700 Extended AWS (AWS‑1–3) 1710 – 1780 2110 – 2200[B 3] 400 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
67 SDL 700 EU 700 N/A 738 – 758 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
69 SDL 2600 IMT-E N/A 2570 – 2620 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20 IMT-E Duplex Spacing
70 FDD 1700 Supplementary AWS (AWS‑2–4) 1695 – 1710 1995 – 2020 295 – 300[B 4] 5, 10, 15, 20[B 5] [2]
71 FDD 600 Digital Dividend (US) 663 – 698 617 – 652 −46 5, 10, 15, 20
72 FDD 450 PMR (EU) 451 – 456 461 – 466 10 1.4, 3, 5
73 FDD 450 PMR (APT) 450 – 455 460 – 465 10 1.4, 3, 5
74 FDD 1500 Lower L‑Band (US) 1427 – 1470 1475 – 1518 48 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
75 SDL 1500 L‑Band (EU) N/A 1432 – 1517 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
76 SDL 1500 L‑Band Extension (EU) N/A 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
85 FDD 700 Extended Lower SMH 698 – 716 728 – 746 30 5, 10
87 FDD 410 PMR (APT) 410 – 415 420 – 425 10 1.4, 3, 5
88 FDD 410 PMR (EU) 412 – 417 422 – 427 10 1.4, 3, 5
103 FDD 700 Upper SMH 787 – 788 757 – 758 -30 [3]
Band Duplex
mode
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
name
Subset
of band
Uplink
(MHz)
Downlink
(MHz)
Duplex
spacing
(MHz)
Channel bandwidths
(MHz)
Notes
  1. ^ Frequency-division duplexing (FDD); time-division duplexing (TDD); FDD supplemental downlink (SDL)
  2. ^ User Equipment transmit; Base Station receive
  3. ^ User Equipment receive; Base Station transmit
  1. ^ Downlink restricted to 1526–1536 MHz
  2. ^ Uplink restricted to 1627.5–1637.5 MHz and 1646.5–1656.5 MHz
  3. ^ Downlink between 2180–2200 MHz restricted to intra-band Supplemental Downlink
  4. ^ Duplex spacing depends on whether the Uplink is paired with the lower or the upper part of the Downlink, with the remainder of the Downlink available for use as intra-band Supplemental Downlink
  5. ^ Carrier aggregation only

Obsolete frequency bandsEdit

These bands were defined by the 3GPP, but have never been deployed commercially, supported by commercial devices or are no longer used.[1]

Band Duplex
mode[C 1]
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
name
Subset
of band
Uplink[C 2]
(MHz)
Downlink[C 3]
(MHz)
Duplex
spacing
(MHz)
Channel bandwidths
(MHz)
Notes
6 FDD 800 UMTS 800 5, 19, 26 830 – 840 875 – 885 45 5, 10
9 FDD 1800 UMTS 1700 3 1749.9 – 1784.9 1844.9 – 1879.9 95 5, 10
10 FDD 1700 Extended AWS 66 1710 – 1770 2110 – 2170 400 5, 10, 15, 20
22 FDD 3500 C-Band 3410 – 3500 3510 – 3600 100 5, 10, 15, 20
23 FDD 2000 AWS-4 2000 – 2020 2180 – 2200 180 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
27 FDD 800 SMR 807 – 824 852 – 869 45 1.4, 3, 5, 10
33 TDD 1900 IMT 39 1900 – 1920 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
35 TDD 1900 PCS 1850 – 1910 N/A 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 PCS Uplink
36 TDD 1900 PCS 1930 – 1990 N/A 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 PCS Downlink
44 TDD 700 APT 703 – 803 N/A 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
45 TDD 1500 L-Band 50 1447 – 1467 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
49 TDD 3500 C-Band 48 3550 – 3700 N/A 10, 20
52 TDD 3300 C-Band 3300 – 3400 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
68 FDD 700 ME 700 (MEA) 698 – 728 753 – 783 55 5, 10, 15
252 SDL 5200 U-NII-1 N/A 5150 – 5250 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20 LTE-U
255 SDL 5800 U-NII-3 N/A 5725 – 5850 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20 LTE-U
Band Duplex
mode
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
name
Subset
of band
Uplink
(MHz)
Downlink
(MHz)
Duplex
spacing
(MHz)
Channel bandwidths
(MHz)
Notes
  1. ^ Frequency-division duplexing (FDD); time-division duplexing (TDD); FDD supplemental downlink (SDL)
  2. ^ User Equipment transmit; Base Station receive
  3. ^ User Equipment receive; Base Station transmit

Deployments by regionEdit

The following table shows the standardized LTE bands and their regional use. The main LTE bands are in bold print. Not yet deployed are not available (N/A). Partial deployments varies from country to country and the details are available at List of LTE networks.

  • Networks on LTE bands 7, 28 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for global roaming in ITU Regions 1, 2 and 3.
  • Networks on LTE bands 1, 3 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for roaming in ITU Regions 1, 3 and partially Region 2 (e.g. Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil and some Caribbean countries or territories.
  • Networks on LTE band 20 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for roaming in ITU Region 1 only.
  • Networks on LTE band 5 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for roaming in ITU Regions 2 and 3.
  • Networks on LTE bands 38, 40 (LTE-TDD) may allow global roaming in the future (ITU Regions 1, 2 and 3).
  • Networks on LTE band 8 (LTE-FDD) may allow roaming suitable for roaming in ITU Regions 1, 3 and partially Region 2 (e.g. Peru, El Salvador, Brazil and some Caribbean countries or territories) in the future.
  • Networks on LTE bands 2 and 4 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for roaming in ITU Region 2 (Americas) only.
Band Duplex
Mode[D 1]
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
Name
North
America[D 2]
Central and South America[D 2] Caribbean[D 2] Europe[D 3] Africa[D 3] Asia[D 4] Oceania[D 4]
01 FDD 2100 IMT No Brazil, Costa Rica No Yes South Africa (Cell C, MTN, Vodacom), Namibia (MTC), Kenya (Airtel) Yes Australia (Vodafone), New Zealand (2degrees, Spark, Vodafone), French Polynesia (Vini, PMT-Vodafone)
02 FDD 1900 PCS Yes Yes Yes No No No No
03 FDD 1800 DCS No Brazil, Costa Rica (Claro, Movistar), French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela (Digitel GSM) Aruba (SETAR), Cayman Islands, (Digicel), Cuba (ETECSA), Dominican Republic (Altice Dominicana) Yes Yes Yes French Polynesia (PMT-Vodafone), New Zealand (2degrees, Spark, Vodafone)
04 FDD 1700 AWS Yes Yes Yes No No No No
05 FDD 850 CLR Yes El Salvador, Guatemala Barbados (FLOW), Bermuda, Dominican Republic (Altice) No Malawi (Access Communications) Cambodia (SEATEL), India (Jio, Airtel), Indonesia (Smartfren), Malaysia (Telekom Malaysia), Pakistan (Telenor), Philippines (Smart), South Korea (LG U+, SK Telecom), China(China Telecom), Uzbekistan (Beeline UZ) Australia (Vodafone)
07 FDD 2600 IMT-E Canada (Bell, Rogers, Telus, Freedom Mobile), Mexico (AT&T, Telcel) Yes Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Dominican Republic (Claro) Yes Ghana (Surfline), Zambia (MTN, Zamtel) Yes Australia (Vodafone), New Zealand (Spark, Vodafone), French Polynesia (Vini, Viti, PMT-Vodafone)
08 FDD 900 E-GSM No Peru (Bitel) British Virgin Islands Yes Nigeria (ntel), South Africa (Vodacom) Yes Australia (Vodafone), New Zealand (2degrees)
11 FDD 1500 LPDC No No No No No Japan (au, SoftBank) No
12 FDD 700 LSMH Canada (Bell, Rogers, Telus), USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular) Bolivia, Belize Yes No No No Kiribati (TSKL)
13 FDD 700 USMH Canada (Bell, Telus), USA (Verizon) Bolivia, Belize Yes No No Uzbekistan (Ucell) No
14 FDD 700 USMH USA (FirstNet/AT&T) N/A Barbados (Neptune) No No No No
17 FDD 700 LSMH Canada (Bell, Telus), USA (AT&T) Bolivia, Belize Yes No No No No
18 FDD 800 L800 No No No No No Japan (au) No
19 FDD 800 U800 No No No No No Japan (NTT Docomo) No
20 FDD 800 EUDD No No Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti Yes Yes Kazakhstan (Beeline, Kcell), Nepal (Nepal Telecom), Iran (HiWEB) Fiji (Digicel), French Polynesia (Vini, PMT-Vodafone), New Caledonia (OPT)
21 FDD 1500 UPDC No No No No No Japan (NTT Docomo) No
25 FDD 1900 E-PCS USA (C Spire, T-Mobile/ex-Sprint) N/A N/A No No No No
26 FDD 850 E-CLR USA (T-Mobile/ex-Sprint) N/A N/A N/A N/A Japan (au, NTT Docomo) N/A
28 FDD 700 APT Mexico (Red Compartida) Yes Cuba, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago Yes Nigeria (Glo Mobile), Kenya (Faiba 4G) Yes Yes
29 SDL 700 LSMH USA (AT&T), Canada (Bell, Telus) N/A N/A No No No No
30 FDD 2300 WCS USA (AT&T), Canada (Telus, Xplornet) No No No No No No
31 FDD 450 NMT No N/A No Denmark (Net1), Finland (Ukko Mobile), Norway (ice), Russia (Skylink), Sweden (Net1) N/A Armenia (Beeline), Indonesia (Net1), Philippines (Net1) N/A
32 SDL 1500 L‑Band No N/A N/A Italy (TIM, Vodafone) N/A N/A N/A
38 TDD 2600 IMT-E Canada, Mexico (AT&T) Brazil, Colombia Dominican Republic Yes Namibia (TN Mobile) Malaysia (Yes 4G), Myanmar (Ananda 4G+), Sri Lanka (SLT), Iran (HiWEB) N/A
39 TDD 1900 DCS–IMT Gap No No No No No China (China Mobile) No
40 TDD 2300 S-Band No N/A N/A Latvia (LMT), Lithuania (MEZON), United Kingdom (O2), Russia (Tele2) Zambia (Zamtel) Yes Yes
41 TDD 2500 BRS USA (C Spire, T-Mobile/ex-Sprint), Canada (Xplornet) N/A Trinidad and Tobago (bmobile) No Madagascar (Blueline) China (China Mobile), Japan (KDDI (UQ), SoftBank (WCP)), Philippines (Globe), India (Vodafone Idea) No
42 TDD 3500 C-Band Canada (Bell, Xplornet) Chile, Argentina, Colombia (DirecTV) N/A Slovakia (O2, SWAN [sk], Slovanet) No Iran (MTN Irancell, Mobinnet), Japan (au, NTT Docomo, SoftBank) N/A
43 TDD 3700 C-Band Canada (Bell, Xplornet) Argentina (DirecTV)[4] N/A Slovakia (O2, SWAN [sk]) No Iran MTN Irancell No
46 TDD 5200 U-NII-1–4 USA (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) N/A N/A United Kingdom (EE [5])
48 TDD 3500 CBRS USA (Verizon) N/A N/A No No No No
65 FDD 2100 E-IMT No N/A N/A EAN
(T-Mobile, Inmarsat)
N/A N/A N/A
66 FDD 1700 E-AWS Yes N/A N/A No No No No
71 FDD 600 USDD Canada (Rogers),
USA (C Spire, T-Mobile)
N/A N/A No No No No
Band Duplex
Mode
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
Name
North
America
Central and South Americas Caribbean Europe Africa Asia Oceania

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "TS 36.101: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception" (17.5.0 ed.). 3GPP. 2022-04-11. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  2. ^ Downlink is made up of the PCS-H downlink block and the AWS-4 uplink blocks. The uplink is made up of the AWS-3 unpaired blocks.
  3. ^ Restricted to NB-IoT only
  4. ^ "DirecTV Argentina". Halberd Bastion Pty Ltd. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  5. ^ "EE deploys 200 small cells to boost capacity". TeleGeography. 2022-03-08. Retrieved 2022-04-07.

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