5G NR frequency bands

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Frequency bands for 5G NR are being separated into two different frequency ranges. First there is Frequency Range 1 (FR1)[1] that includes sub-6GHz frequency bands, some of which are bands traditionally used by previous standards. The other is Frequency Range 2 (FR2)[2] that includes frequency bands above 24 GHz and into the millimeter wave range, that has shorter range but higher available bandwidth than bands in the FR1.[3]

Frequency bands and channel bandwidths[edit]

From the latest published version of the 3GPP TS 38.101,[4] the following tables list the specified frequency bands and the channel bandwidths of the 5G NR standard.

Note that the NR bands are defined with prefix of "n". When the NR band is overlapping with the legacy 4G LTE band, they share the same band number.

Frequency Range 1[edit]

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[5] (MHz)
n1 FDD 2100 IMT 1920 – 1980 2110 – 2170 190 5, 10, 15, 20
n2 FDD 1900 PCS[A 4] n25 1850 – 1910 1930 – 1990 80 5, 10, 15, 20
n3 FDD 1800 DCS 1710 – 1785 1805 – 1880 95 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
n5 FDD 850 CLR 824 – 849 869 – 894 45 5, 10, 15, 20
n7 FDD 2600 IMT‑E 2500 – 2570 2620 – 2690 120 5, 10, 15, 20
n8 FDD 900 Extended GSM 880 – 915 925 – 960 45 5, 10, 15, 20
n12 FDD 700 Lower SMH 699 – 716 729 – 746 30 5, 10, 15
n20 FDD 800 Digital Dividend (EU) 832 – 862 791 – 821 −41 5, 10, 15, 20
n25 FDD 1900 Extended PCS 1850 – 1915 1930 – 1995 80 5, 10, 15, 20
n28 FDD 700 APT 703 – 748 758 – 803 55 5, 10, 15, 20
n34 TDD 2100 IMT 2010 – 2025 N/A 5
n38 TDD 2600 IMT‑E[A 5] n41 2570 – 2620 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n39 TDD 1900 DCS–IMT Gap 1880 – 1920 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40
n40 TDD 2300 S-Band 2300 – 2400 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80
n41 TDD 2500 BRS 2496 – 2690 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
n50 TDD 1500 L‑Band (EU) 1432 – 1517 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80[A 6]
n51 TDD 1500 Extended L‑Band (EU) 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
n66 FDD 1700 Extended AWS[A 7] 1710 – 1780 2110 – 2200[6] 400 5, 10, 15, 20, 40
n70 FDD 2000 AWS‑4 1695 – 1710 1995 – 2020 300 5, 10, 15, 20[A 6], 25[A 6]
n71 FDD 600 Digital Dividend (US) 663 – 698 617 – 652 −46 5, 10, 15, 20
n74 FDD 1500 Lower L‑Band (US) 1427 – 1470 1475 – 1518 48 5, 10, 15, 20
n75 SDL[A 8] 1500 L‑Band (EU) N/A 1432 – 1517 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n76 SDL[A 8] 1500 Extended L‑Band (EU) N/A 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
n77 TDD 3700 C-Band 3300 – 4200 N/A 10, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
n78 TDD 3500 C-Band n77 3300 – 3800 N/A 10, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
n79 TDD 4700 C-Band 4400 – 5000 N/A 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
n80 SUL[A 9] 1800 DCS 1710 – 1785 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
n81 SUL[A 9] 900 Extended GSM 880 – 915 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n82 SUL[A 9] 800 Digital Dividend (EU) 832 – 862 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n83 SUL[A 9] 700 APT 703 – 748 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n84 SUL[A 9] 1900 IMT 1920 – 1980 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n86 SUL[A 9] 1700 Extended AWS n80 1710 – 1780 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 40
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[5] (MHz)
  1. ^ a b Frequency division duplexing (FDD); time division duplexing (TDD)
  2. ^ a b UE transmit; BS receive
  3. ^ a b UE receive; BS transmit
  4. ^ Blocks A–F
  5. ^ Duplex Spacing
  6. ^ a b c Downlink only
  7. ^ Blocks A–J
  8. ^ a b FDD Supplemental Downlink
  9. ^ a b c d e f FDD Supplemental Uplink

Frequency Range 2[edit]

Band ƒ (GHz) Common name Subset of band Uplink / Downlink[B 1] (GHz) Channel bandwidths[5] (MHz)
n257 26 LMDS 26.50 – 29.50 50, 100, 200, 400
n258 24 K-band 24.25 – 27.50 50, 100, 200, 400
n260 39 Ka-band 37.00 – 40.00 50, 100, 200, 400
n261 28 Ka-band n257 27.50 – 28.35 50, 100, 200, 400
Band ƒ (GHz) Common name Subset of band Uplink / Downlink[B 1] (GHz) Channel bandwidths[5] (MHz)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TS 38.101-1: NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Range 1 Standalone". 3GPP. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  2. ^ "TS 38.101-2: NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone". 3GPP. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  3. ^ 5G/NR - FR/Operating Bandwidth
  4. ^ "3GPP specification series: 38series". 3GPP. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
  5. ^ a b c d Supported channel bandwidths depend on the Subcarrier Spacing (SCS) in use.
  6. ^ Downlink frequency range 2180 – 2200 MHz is restricted for use as intra-band Supplemental Downlink.

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