5G NR frequency bands

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Frequency bands for 5G New Radio (5G NR), which is the air interface or radio access technology of the 5G mobile networks, are separated into two different frequency ranges. First there is Frequency Range 1 (FR1)[1] that includes sub-6 GHz frequency bands, some of which are bands traditionally used by previous standards, but has been extended to cover potential new spectrum offerings from 410 MHz to 7125 MHz. The other is Frequency Range 2 (FR2)[2] that includes frequency bands from 24.25 GHz to 52.6 GHz.

Frequency bands[edit]

From the latest published version (Rel. 17) of the respective 3GPP technical standard (TS 38.101)[3], 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 4G LTE band, they share the same band number.

Frequency Range 1[edit]

Legend Supplemental Downlink (SDL) Supplemental Uplink (SUL)
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[A 4]
(MHz)
Notes
n1 FDD 2100 IMT 1920 – 1980 2110 – 2170 190 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50
n2 FDD 1900 PCS n25 1850 – 1910 1930 – 1990 80 5, 10, 15, 20 Blocks A–F
n3 FDD 1800 DCS 1710 – 1785 1805 – 1880 95 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50
n5 FDD 850 CLR n26 824 – 849 869 – 894 45 5, 10, 15, 20
n7 FDD 2600 IMT‑E 2500 – 2570 2620 – 2690 120 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50
n8 FDD 900 Extended GSM 880 – 915 925 – 960 45 5, 10, 15, 20
n12 FDD 700 Lower SMH n85 699 – 716 729 – 746 30 5, 10, 15 Blocks A–C
n13 FDD 700 Upper SMH 777 – 787 746 – 756 −31 5, 10 Block C
n14 FDD 700 Upper SMH 788 – 798 758 – 768 −30 5, 10 Block D
n18 FDD 850 Lower 800 (Japan) 815 – 830 860 – 875 45 5, 10, 15
n20 FDD 800 Digital Dividend (EU) 832 – 862 791 – 821 −41 5, 10, 15, 20
n24 FDD 1600 Upper L‑Band (US) 1626.5 – 1660.5[B 1] 1525 – 1559[B 2] −101.5 5, 10
n25 FDD 1900 Extended PCS 1850 – 1915 1930 – 1995 80 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 Blocks A–G
n26 FDD 850 Extended CLR 814 – 849 859 – 894 45 5, 10, 15, 20
n28 FDD 700 APT 703 – 748 758 – 803 55 5, 10, 15, 20, 30
n29 SDL 700 Lower SMH N/A 717 – 728 N/A 5, 10 Blocks D–E
n30 FDD 2300 WCS 2305 – 2315 2350 – 2360 45 5, 10 Blocks A–B
n34 TDD 2100 IMT 2010 – 2025 N/A 5, 10, 15
n38 TDD 2600 IMT‑E[B 3] 2570 – 2620 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40
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[B 4], 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100
n41 TDD 2500 BRS 2496 – 2690 N/A 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
n46 TDD 5200 U-NII-1–4 5150 – 5925 N/A 10[B 5], 20, 40, 60, 80 LAA
n47 TDD 5900 U-NII-4 5855 – 5925 N/A 10, 20, 30, 40 V2X
n48 TDD 3500 CBRS (US) 3550 – 3700 N/A 5[B 4], 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50[B 5], 60[B 5], 80[B 5], 90[B 5], 100[B 5]
n50 TDD 1500 L‑Band (EU) 1432 – 1517 N/A 5[B 4], 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80[B 6]
n51 TDD 1500 L‑Band Extension (EU) 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
n53 TDD 2500 S band 2483.5 – 2495 N/A 5, 10
n65 FDD 2100 Extended IMT 1920 – 2010 2110 – 2200 190 5, 10, 15, 20, 50
n66 FDD 1700
2100
Extended AWS 1710 – 1780 2110 – 2200[B 7] 400 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 [B 8]
Blocks A–J
n67 SDL 700 APT N/A 738 – 758 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n70 FDD 2000 AWS‑4 1695 – 1710 1995 – 2020 300 5, 10, 15, 20[B 6], 25[B 6] [B 8]
n71 FDD 600 Digital Dividend (US) 663 – 698 617 – 652 −46 5, 10, 15, 20 [B 8]
n74 FDD 1500 Lower L‑Band (US) 1427 – 1470 1475 – 1518 48 5, 10, 15, 20
n75 SDL 1500 L‑Band (EU) N/A 1432 – 1517 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50
n76 SDL 1500 Extended L‑Band (EU) N/A 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
n77 TDD 3700 C-Band 3300 – 4200[B 9] N/A 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
n78 TDD 3500 C-Band n77 3300 – 3800 N/A 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100
n79 TDD 4700 C-Band 4400 – 5000 N/A 40, 50, 60, 80, 100
n80 SUL 1800 DCS 1710 – 1785 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40
n81 SUL 900 Extended GSM 880 – 915 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n82 SUL 800 Digital Dividend (EU) 832 – 862 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n83 SUL 700 APT 703 – 748 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 30
n84 SUL 2100 IMT 1920 – 1980 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50
n85 FDD 700 Extended Lower SMH 698 – 716 728 – 746 30 5, 10, 15 Blocks A–C
n86 SUL 1700 Extended AWS 1710 – 1780 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 Blocks A–J
n89 SUL 850 CLR 824 – 849 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
n90 TDD 2500 BRS n41 2496 – 2690 N/A 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100
n91 FDD 800
1500
DD (EU)
L-Band (EU)
832 – 862 1427 – 1432 570 – 595[B 10] 5, 10[B 11] [B 8]
n92 FDD 800
1500
DD (EU)
L-Band (EU)
832 – 862 1432 – 1517 600 – 660[B 10] 5, 10, 15, 20 [B 8]
n93 FDD 900
1500
Extended GSM
L-Band (EU)
880 – 915 1427 – 1432 527 – 547[B 10] 5, 10[B 11] [B 8]
n94 FDD 900
1500
Extended GSM
L-Band (EU)
880 – 915 1432 – 1517 532 – 632[B 10] 5, 10, 15, 20 [B 8]
n95 SUL 2100 IMT 2010 – 2025 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15
n96 TDD 6000 U-NII-5–9 5925 – 7125 N/A 20, 40, 60, 80 LAA
n97 SUL 2300 S-Band 2300 – 2400 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80
n98 SUL 1900 DCS–IMT Gap 1880 – 1920 N/A N/A 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40
n99 SUL 1600 Upper L‑Band (US) 1626.5 – 1660.5[B 1] N/A N/A 5, 10
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); FDD supplemental uplink (SUL)
  2. ^ UE transmit; BS receive
  3. ^ UE receive; BS transmit
  4. ^ Supported channel bandwidths depend on the Subcarrier Spacing (SCS) in use
  1. ^ a b Uplink restricted to 1627.5–1637.5 MHz and 1646.5–1656.5 MHz
  2. ^ Downlink restricted to 1526–1536 MHz
  3. ^ Duplex Spacing
  4. ^ a b c Carrier aggregation or dual connectivity only
  5. ^ a b c d e f Carrier aggregation and downlink only
  6. ^ a b c Downlink only
  7. ^ Downlink between 2180–2200 MHz restricted to intra-band Supplemental Downlink
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Supports asymmetrical bandwidth combinations
  9. ^ Restricted to 3700–3980 MHz in the US
  10. ^ a b c d Variable duplex operation is used such that the Downlink and Uplink frequency ranges are supported independently in any valid frequency range for the band
  11. ^ a b Uplink only

Frequency Range 2[edit]

Band ƒ
(GHz)
Common name Subset of band Uplink / Downlink[C 1]
(GHz)
Channel bandwidths[C 2]
(MHz)
n257 28 LMDS 26.50 – 29.50 50, 100, 200, 400
n258 26 K-band 24.25 – 27.50 50, 100, 200, 400
n259 41 V-band 39.50 – 43.50 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
n262 47 V-band 47.20 – 48.20 50, 100, 200, 400
Band ƒ
(GHz)
Common name Subset of band Uplink / Downlink
(GHz)
Channel bandwidths
(MHz)
  1. ^ Time division duplexing (TDD) mode
  2. ^ Supported channel bandwidths depend on the Subcarrier Spacing (SCS) in use

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TS 38.101-1: NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 1: Range 1 Standalone" (17.2.0 ed.). 3GPP. 2021-07-09. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  2. ^ "TS 38.101-2: NR; User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception; Part 2: Range 2 Standalone" (17.2.0 ed.). 3GPP. 2021-07-07. Retrieved 2021-07-09.
  3. ^ "3GPP specification series: 38series". 3GPP. Retrieved 2019-02-22.

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