List of UMTS networks

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The following is a list of mobile telecommunications networks using third-generation Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) technology.

General information[edit]

  • For technical details on LTE and a list of its designated operating frequencies, bands, and their common names, see UMTS frequency bands.
  • Networks on the global UMTS-bands 1 and 8 are suitable for global roaming in ITU Regions 1, 2 (some countries) and 3.
  • Networks on UMTS-bands 2 and 4 allow roaming in ITU Region 2 (Americas) only.

Africa[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Unitel  Angola 2100 1 June 2007
Etisalat EG  Egypt 2100 1 May 2007
Mobinil  Egypt 2100 1 September 2008
Vodafone EG  Egypt 2100 1 May 2007
MTN GH  Ghana 2100 1 May 2008
Safaricom  Kenya 2100 1 December 2007
Orange KE  Kenya 2100 1 September 2011
Libyana  Libya 2100 1 September 2006
Airtel MG  Madagascar 2100 1 2009
Orange MG  Madagascar 2100 1 2008
Telma MG  Madagascar 2100 1 October 2009
Cellplus  Mauritius 2100 1 March 2006
Emtel  Mauritius 2100 1 November 2004
Maroc Telecom  Morocco 2100 1 December 2007
Orange TN  Tunisia 2100 1 May 2010
Méditel  Morocco 2100 1 April 2007
MTC Namibia  Namibia 2100 1 December 2006
Powercom  Namibia 2100 1 March 2007
Glo Mobile  Nigeria 2100 1 December 2007
Cell C  South Africa 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2010
MTN SA  South Africa 2100 1 June 2005
Vodacom  South Africa 2100 1 December 2004
Airtel SC  Seychelles 2100 1 December 2006
MTN SD  Sudan 2100 1 (?) 2006
Vodacom TZ  Tanzania 2100 1 February 2007
Uganda Telecom  Uganda 2100 1 November 2007
Econet Wireless ZW  Zimbabwe 2100 1 December 2007

Americas[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Claro AR  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2007
Movistar AR  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2007
Telecom Personal AR  Argentina 850 / 1900 5 / 2 May 2007
SetarNV  Aruba 2100 1 December 2007
DigiCell  Belize 850 5 January 2013
TIGO BO  Bolivia 850 5 September 2009
Brasil Telecom  Brazil 2100 1 April 2008
Claro BR  Brazil 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2007
CTBC  Brazil 2100 1 April 2008
Oi  Brazil 2100 1 May 2008
Sercomtel  Brazil 850 5 December 2008
TIM BR  Brazil 2100 1 April 2008
Vivo  Brazil 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2007
Bell Mobility  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2009
Telus  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2009
SaskTel  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 August 2010
MTS  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2011
Mobilicity  Canada 1700 4 April 2010 AWS
Rogers Wireless  Canada 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2006
Vidéotron  Canada 1700 4 September 2010 AWS
Wind Mobile  Canada 1700 4 December 2009 AWS
Claro CL  Chile 850 5 January 2008
Entel PCS  Chile 1900 2 December 2006
Movistar CL  Chile 850 5 December 2007
Nextel CL  Chile 1700 4 May 2012 AWS
VTR  Chile 1700 4 May 2012 AWS
Claro CO  Colombia 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
Movistar CO  Colombia 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2008
TIGO CO  Colombia 1900 2 November 2008
ICE Celular  Costa Rica 850 5 (?) 2009
Claro CR  Costa Rica 2100 1 November 2011
Movistar CR  Costa Rica 850 / 2100 5 / 1 November 2011
Orange DO  Dominican Republic 900 8 February 2010
Claro DO  Dominican Republic 850 5 August 2007
Claro EC  Ecuador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2009
Movistar EC  Ecuador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2009
Claro SV  El Salvador 1900 2 January 2008
Movistar SV  El Salvador 850 / 1900 5 / 2 June 2009
TIGO SV  El Salvador 850 5 September 2008
Claro GT  Guatemala 1900 2 April 2008
Movistar GT  Guatemala 1900 2 June 2009
TIGO GT  Guatemala 850 5 September 2008
Claro HN  Honduras 1900 2 February 2008
TIGO HN  Honduras 850 5 September 2008
Movistar MX  Mexico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2008
Telcel  Mexico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 February 2008
Movistar NI  Nicaragua 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
Claro NI  Nicaragua 850 / 1900 5 / 2 September 2008
Cable & Wireless PA  Panama 850 5 December 2008
Claro PA  Panama 1900 2 April 2009
Digicel PA  Panama 1900 2 December 2008
Movistar PA  Panama 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2008
Claro PY  Paraguay 1900 2 November 2007
VOX  Paraguay 900 8 June 2010
Claro PE  Peru 850 / 1900 5 / 2 December 2007
AT&T Mobility  Puerto Rico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 November 2006
Claro Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 850 / 1900 5 / 2 January 2008
Digicel TT  Trinidad and Tobago 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) 2006
TSTT  Trinidad and Tobago 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?)
AlaskaComm / GCI  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 September 2011 [1][2]
AT&T Mobility  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2004
CellularOne (AZ, NM, UT)  United States (?) (?) November 2013 [3][4]
Cincinnati Bell  United States 1700 4 (?) AWS
i wireless  United States 1700 4 September 2010 AWS
Indigo Wireless  United States (?) (?) (?)
Mosaic Telecom  United States 1700 4 November 2010 AWS[5][6]
Pine Cellular  United States (?) (?) 2012 [7]
Plateau Wireless  United States 850 / 1700 5 / 4 (?) CLR / AWS in CMA #554, #556, #654. [8]
T-Mobile US  United States 1700 / 1900 4 / 2 May 2008 AWS / PCS
Viaero Wireless  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 March 2012 [9][10]
West Central Wireless  United States 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?) [11][12]
ANTEL  Uruguay 850 / 2100 5 / 1 July 2007 CLR / IMT
Claro UY  Uruguay 1900 2 November 2007
Movistar UY  Uruguay 850 / 1900 5 / 2 July 2007
Digitel GSM  Venezuela 900 8 (?)
Movilnet  Venezuela 850 / 1900 5 / 2 April 2011
Movistar VE  Venezuela 850 / 1900 5 / 2 (?)

Asia[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Teletalk  Bangladesh 2100 1 October 2012
B-Mobile  Brunei 2100 1 September 2005
Mobitel  Cambodia 2100 1 October 2006
Shinawatra  Cambodia 2100 1 October 2007
China Unicom  China 2100 1 May 2009
3  Hong Kong 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2004
CSL  Hong Kong 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004
PCCW Mobile  Hong Kong 2100 1 July 2006
Smartone  Hong Kong 850 / 2100 5 / 1 December 2004
Airtel  India 2100 1 January 2011
Aircel  India 2100 1 February 2011
Vodafone  India 2100 1 January 2011
Idea  India 2100 1 March 2011
BSNL Mobile  India 2100 1 (?) 2009
MTNL DOLPHIN  India 2100 1 (?) 2008
Reliance Communications  India 2100 1 December 2010
Tata DoCoMo  India 2100 1 November 2010
3  Indonesia 2100 1 December 2006
Excelcomindo  Indonesia 2100 1 September 2006
Indosat  Indonesia 2100 1 November 2006
Indosat  Indonesia 900 8 October 2012
Telkomsel  Indonesia 2100 1 September 2006
EMOBILE (SoftBank)  Japan 1700 9 March 2007
NTT docomo  Japan 800 / 1700 / 2100 19 / 9 / 1 October 2001
SoftBank Mobile  Japan 900 / 1500 / 2100 8 / 11 / 1 December 2002 Band 11: (↓) 1475,9 – 1485,9 MHz / (↑) 1427,9 – 1437,9 MHz
l  Laos 2100 1 October 2009
3  Macau 2100 1 October 2007
CTM  Macau 2100 1 June 2007
Celcom  Malaysia 2100 1 May 2005
DiGi  Malaysia 2100 1 June 2008
Maxis  Malaysia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 July 2005
Umobile  Malaysia 2100 1 September 2007
FSMTC  Federated States of Micronesia 900 8 (?) 2010
Skytel (Mongolia)  Mongolia 2100 1 January 2010
Mobicom  Mongolia 2100 1 March 2009
Unitel (Mongolia)  Mongolia 2100 1 2009
G-Mobile  Mongolia 2100 1 2012
Ooredoo  Myanmar 900 / 2100 8 / 1 2014 [13]
Nepal Telecom    Nepal 2100 1 May 2007
Koryolink  North Korea 2100 1 December 2008
PNCC  Palau 900 8 (?) 2010
Globe  Philippines 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2006
Digitel  Philippines 2100 1 July 2006
SMART  Philippines 850 / 2100 5 / 1 May 2006
M1  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 February 2005
SingTel Mobile  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 February 2005
StarHub  Singapore 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005
KT Corporation  South Korea 2100 1 December 2003
SK Telecom  South Korea 2100 1 December 2003
Dialog  Sri Lanka 2100 1 August 2006
Mobitel  Sri Lanka 2100 1 December 2007
Etisalat  Sri Lanka 2100 1 (?) 2011
Airtel  Sri Lanka 2100 1 (?) 2011
Hutch  Sri Lanka 2100 1 (?) 2012
Chunghwa Telecom  Taiwan 2100 1 July 2005
FarEasTone  Taiwan 2100 1 July 2005
Taiwan Mobile  Taiwan 2100 1 October 2005
VIBO  Taiwan 2100 1 December 2005
Indigo Tajikistan  Tajikistan 2100 1 September 2006
Babilon Mobile  Tajikistan 2100 1 June 2005
Tacom  Tajikistan 2100 1 September 2006
TT Mobile  Tajikistan 2100 1 June 2005
AIS  Thailand 900 8 May 2008
Advanced Wireless Network  Thailand 2100 1 May 2013
DTAC  Thailand 850 5 September 2009
DTAC Network  Thailand 2100 1 May 2013
My by CAT  Thailand 850 5 January 2012
Real Future  Thailand 2100 1 May 2013
True Move  Thailand 850 5 January 2009
TOT  Thailand 2100 1 December 2009

Europe[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
AMC  Albania 2100 1 October 2011
Vodafone Albania  Albania 2100 1 December 2009
STA  Andorra 2100 1 December 2006
Orange  Armenia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2009
MTS  Armenia 2100 1 (?) 2009
Beeline  Armenia 2100 1 (?) 2009
3  Austria 2100 1 May 2003
Mobilkom Austria  Austria 2100 1 April 2003
T-Mobile  Austria 2100 1 December 2003
Azercell  Azerbaijan 2100 1 November 2011
Bakcell  Azerbaijan 2100 1 November 2011
Nar Mobile  Azerbaijan 2100 1 December 2009
Life:)  Belarus 2100 1 October 2009
Mobile TeleSystems  Belarus 2100 1 April 2010
Velcom  Belarus 2100 1 March 2010
BASE  Belgium 2100 1 January 2010
Mobistar  Belgium 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2006
Proximus  Belgium 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2005
m:tel BH  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 April 2009
BH Mobile  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 May 2009
ERONET Mobile Communications  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2100 1 April 2010
Globul  Bulgaria 2100 1 June 2006
M-TEL  Bulgaria 2100 1 March 2006
Vivacom  Bulgaria 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2007
T-Mobile  Croatia 2100 1 June 2006
Tele2  Croatia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
VIPnet  Croatia 2100 1 October 2005
CYTA Mobile  Cyprus 2100 1 March 2006
MTN  Cyprus 2100 1 October 2005
O2  Czech Republic 2100 1 December 2005
T-Mobile  Czech Republic 2100 1 January 2010
Vodafone  Czech Republic 2100 1 March 2010
3  Denmark 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2003
Telenor  Denmark 2100 1 September 2006
TeliaSonera  Denmark 2100 1 December 2007
TDC Mobil  Denmark 2100 1 November 2005
Bravocom  Estonia 2100 1 July 2006
Elisa  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006
EMT  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2005
Tele2  Estonia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2006
Alands Mobiltelefon  Finland 2100 1 June 2006
DNA  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2005
Elisa  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2004
TeliaSonera  Finland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 October 2004
Bouygues Telecom  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2007
Free  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2012
Orange  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004
SFR  France 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2004
Geocell  Georgia 2100 1 December 2006
Magticom  Georgia 2100 1 July 2006
E-Plus  Germany 2100 1 August 2004
O2  Germany 2100 1 July 2004
Telekom  Germany 2100 1 May 2004
Vodafone  Germany 2100 1 May 2004
CTS  Gibraltar 2100 1 March 2009
Gibtel  Gibraltar 2100 1 December 2007
Cosmote  Greece 2100 1 May 2004
Vodafone  Greece 2100 1 August 2004
Wind  Greece 2100 1 January 2004
Wave Telecom  Guernsey 2100 1 July 2004
Telenor  Hungary 2100 1 October 2005
T-Mobile  Hungary 2100 1 August 2005
Vodafone  Hungary 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006
Síminn  Iceland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2007
3  Ireland 2100 1 July 2005
Meteor  Ireland 2100 1 September 2008
O2  Ireland 2100 1 March 2005
Vodafone  Ireland 2100 1 November 2004
Manx Telecom  Isle of Man 2100 1 November 2005
3  Italy 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2003
TIM  Italy 2100 1 May 2004
Vodafone  Italy 2100 1 May 2004
Wind  Italy 2100 1 October 2004
Jersey Telecom  Jersey 2100 1 June 2006
sure.Mobile  Jersey 2100 1 September 2006
Airtel-Vodafone  Jersey 2100 1 June 2007
Vodafone Albania  Kosovo 900 8 December 2013 [citation needed]
Bité  Latvia 2100 1 June 2006
LMT  Latvia 2100 1 December 2004
Tele2  Latvia 2100 1 December 2005
Orange  Liechtenstein 2100 1 February 2007
mobilkom  Liechtenstein 2100 1 March 2007
Telekom FL  Liechtenstein 2100 1 February 2007
Bitė  Lithuania 2100 1 April 2006
Omnitel  Lithuania 2100 1 February 2006
Tele2  Lithuania 2100 1 (?) 2007
LuxGSM  Luxembourg 2100 1 June 2003
Tango  Luxembourg 2100 1 July 2004
Orange  Luxembourg 2100 1 May 2005
Cosmofon  Macedonia 2100 1 November 2008
T-Mobile MK  Macedonia 2100 1 June 2009
VIP MK  Macedonia 2100 1 August 2012
GO (Malta)  Malta 2100 1 April 2007
Vodafone  Malta 2100 1 August 2006
Moldcell  Moldova 2100 1 October 2008
Orange  Moldova 2100 1 November 2008
Unité  Moldova 2100 1 April 2010
Monaco Telecom  Monaco 2100 1 June 2006
Telenor Montenegro  Montenegro 2100 1 June 2007
T-Mobile  Montenegro 2100 1 June 2007
Telekom Srbija  Montenegro 2100 1 July 2007
T-Mobile  Netherlands 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2006
KPN  Netherlands 900 / 2100 8 / 1 Q3 2013[14] / October 2004
Vodafone  Netherlands 2100 1 June 2004
Telenor Mobil  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004
TeliaSonera  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2005
Network Norway  Norway 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
T-Mobile (former Era)  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2006
Plus  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2004
Orange  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006
Play  Poland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2007
AERO2  Poland 900 8 March 2010
Optimus  Portugal 2100 1 June 2004
TMN  Portugal 2100 1 April 2004
Vodafone  Portugal 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004
Cosmote  Romania 2100 1 June 2008
Orange  Romania 900 / 2100 8 / 1 June 2006
RCS&RDS (Digi.Mobil)  Romania 2100 1 October 2007
Vodafone  Romania 900 / 2100 8 / 1 April 2005
Mobile TeleSystems  Russia - 41 cities[15] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2008
Beeline (VimpelCom)[16]  Russia - 51 regions[17] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2008
MegaFon  Russia - 42 regions[18] 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
Prima  San Marino 2100 1 August 2007
Mobile telephony of Serbia  Serbia 2100 1 December 2006
Telenor  Serbia 2100 1 March 2007
VIP Mobile  Serbia 2100 1 July 2007
O2  Slovakia 2100 1 July 2011
Orange  Slovakia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 January 2006
T-Mobile  Slovakia 2100 1 March 2006
Mobitel  Slovenia 2100 1 December 2003
Si.mobil  Slovenia 2100 1 September 2007
T-2  Slovenia 2100 1 June 2008
Tušmobil  Slovenia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 September 2008
Orange  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2004
Movistar  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004
Vodafone  Spain 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2004
Yoigo  Spain 2100 1 December 2006
3  Sweden 900 / 2100 8 / 1 May 2003
Tele2  Sweden 2100 1 March 2004
Telenor  Sweden 2100 1 July 2004
TeliaSonera  Sweden 2100 1 March 2004
Orange   Switzerland 2100 1 September 2005
Swisscom   Switzerland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2004
Sunrise   Switzerland 900 / 2100 8 / 1 December 2005 / May 2012 [19]
Avea  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009
Turkcell  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009
Vodafone Turkey  Turkey 2100 1 July 2009
Ukrtelecom (former Utel)  Ukraine 2100 1 November 2007
3  United Kingdom 2100 1 March 2003
O2  United Kingdom 900 / 2100 8 / 1 March 2005
Orange UK  United Kingdom 2100 1 May 2010
TMO UK  United Kingdom 2100 1 ?
Vodafone  United Kingdom 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2004

Middle East[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Batelco  Bahrain 2100 1 (?) 2006
Zain  Bahrain 2100 1 December 2003
Viva  Bahrain 2100 1 March 2010
Cellcom  Israel 850 / 2100 5 / 1 (?) 2006
Golan Telecom  Israel 2100 1 (?) 2012
Hot Mobile  Israel 2100 1 (?) 2012
Orange  Israel 900 / 2100 8 / 1 (?) 2007
Pelephone  Israel 850 / 2100 5 / 1 (?) 2009
Mobitel  Iraq 2100 1 (?) 2007
Wataniya Telecom  Kuwait 2100 1 March 2006
Zain  Kuwait 2100 1 March 2006
ooredoo  Qatar 2100 1 July 2006 Former Qtel (Qatar Telecom)
Al Jawal  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 June 2006
Mobily  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 June 2006
Zain  Saudi Arabia 2100 1 February 2008
Spacetel  Syria 2100 1 (?) 2008
Syriatel  Syria 2100 1 (?) 2008
du  United Arab Emirates 2100 1 February 2007
Etisalat  United Arab Emirates 2100 1 January 2004

Oceania[edit]

Operator Country Frequency
(MHz)
Band Launch date Notes
Optus  Australia 900 / 2100 8 / 1 November 2005
Telstra  Australia 850 / 2100 5 / 1 October 2006
VHA  Australia 850 / 900 / 2100 5 / 8 / 1 October 2005
2degrees  New Zealand 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2010
Telecom NZ  New Zealand 850 / 2100 5 / 1 May 2009
Vodafone NZ  New Zealand 900 / 2100 8 / 1 August 2005

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