LTE frequency bands

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

Frequency bands and channel bandwidths[edit]

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. Obsolete bands are indicated by a grey background.

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)
1 FDD 2100 IMT 65 1920 – 1980 2110 – 2170 190 5, 10, 15, 20
2 FDD 1900 PCS[A 4] 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[A 4] 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
10 FDD 1700 Extended AWS‑1[A 5] 66 1710 – 1770 2110 – 2170 400 5, 10, 15, 20
11 FDD 1500 Lower PDC 74 1427.9 – 1447.9 1475.9 – 1495.9 48 5, 10
12 FDD 700 Lower SMH[A 6] 85 699 – 716 729 – 746 30 1.4, 3, 5, 10
13 FDD 700 Upper SMH[A 7] 777 – 787 746 – 756 −31 5, 10
14 FDD 700 Upper SMH[A 8] 788 – 798 758 – 768 −30 5, 10
17 FDD 700 Lower SMH[A 9] 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) 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 74 1447.9 – 1462.9 1495.9 – 1510.9 48 5, 10, 15
22 FDD 3500 3410 – 3490 3510 – 3590 100 5, 10, 15, 20
24 FDD 1600 Upper L‑Band (US) 1626.5 – 1660.5 1525 – 1559 −101.5 5, 10
25 FDD 1900 Extended PCS[A 10] 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
27 FDD 800 SMR 807 – 824 852 – 869 45 1.4, 3, 5, 10
28 FDD 700 APT 703 – 748 758 – 803 55 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
29 SDL[A 11] 700 Lower SMH[A 12] N/A 717 – 728 N/A 3, 5, 10
30 FDD 2300 WCS[A 13] 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[A 11] 1500 L‑Band (EU) 75 N/A 1452 – 1496 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
33 TDD 2100 IMT 39 1900 – 1920 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
34 TDD 2100 IMT 2010 – 2025 N/A 5, 10, 15
35 TDD 1900 PCS (UL) 1850 – 1910 N/A 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
36 TDD 1900 PCS (DL) 1930 – 1990 N/A 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
37 TDD 1900 PCS[A 14] 1910 – 1930 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
38 TDD 2600 IMT-E[A 14] 41 2570 – 2620 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
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 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 S-Band 3600 – 3800 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
44 TDD 700 APT 703 – 803 N/A 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
45 TDD 1500 L‑Band (China) 50 1447 – 1467 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
46 TDD 5200 U-NII[A 15] 5150 – 5925 N/A 10, 20
47 TDD 5900 U-NII-4[A 16] 5855 – 5925 N/A 10, 20
48 TDD 3500 CBRS (US) 3550 – 3700 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
49 TDD 3500 S-Band 48 3550 – 3700 N/A 10, 20
50 TDD 1500 L‑Band (EU) 1432 – 1517 N/A 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
51 TDD 1500 Extended L‑Band (EU) 1427 – 1432 N/A 3, 5
52 TDD 3300 S-Band 3300 – 3400 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
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 5, 10, 15, 20
66 FDD 1700 Extended AWS (AWS‑1–3)[A 17] 1710 – 1780 2110 – 2200[2] 400 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20
67 SDL[A 11] 700 EU 700 N/A 738 – 758 N/A 5, 10, 15, 20
68 FDD 700 ME 700 698 – 728 753 – 783 55 5, 10, 15
69 SDL[A 11] 2600 IMT-E[A 14] N/A 2570 – 2620 N/A 5
70 FDD 2000 AWS‑4 1695 – 1710 1995 – 2020 295 – 300[3] 5, 10, 15
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[A 11] 1500 L‑Band (EU) N/A 1432 – 1517 N/A 5, 10, 15 20
76 SDL[A 11] 1500 Extended L‑Band (EU) N/A 1427 – 1432 N/A 5
85 FDD 700 Extended Lower SMH[A 6] 698 – 716 728 – 746 30 5, 10
252 SDL[A 11] 5200 U-NII-1[A 18] N/A 5150 – 5250 N/A 20
255 SDL[A 11] 5800 U-NII-3[A 18] N/A 5725 – 5850 N/A 20
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)
  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. ^ a b Blocks A–F
  5. ^ Blocks A–I
  6. ^ a b Blocks A–C
  7. ^ Block C
  8. ^ Block D
  9. ^ Blocks B–C
  10. ^ Blocks A–G
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h FDD Supplemental Downlink
  12. ^ Blocks D–E
  13. ^ Blocks A–B
  14. ^ a b c Duplex Spacing
  15. ^ License Assisted Access
  16. ^ Cellular Vehicle-to-everything
  17. ^ Blocks A–J
  18. ^ a b LTE-Unlicensed

Deployments by region[edit]

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 and 3, Costa Rica and Brazil and partially in some Caribbean countries.
  • 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 global roaming in the future (ITU Regions 1, 2 and 3).
  • Networks on LTE bands 2 and 4 (LTE-FDD) are suitable for roaming in ITU Region 2 (Americas) only.
Band Duplex
Mode[B 1]
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
Name
North
America[B 2]
Latin America[B 2] Caribbean[B 2] Europe[B 3] Africa[B 3] Asia[B 4] Oceania[B 4]
01 FDD 2100 IMT No Brazil, Costa Rica No Yes South Africa (Cell C, MTN, Vodacom) Yes Australia (Vodafone)
02 FDD 1900 PCS[B 5] Yes Yes Partial No No No No
03 FDD 1800 DCS No Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
04 FDD 1700 AWS[B 5] Yes Yes Partial No No No No
05 FDD 850 CLR Yes El Salvador, Guatemala Barbados, Bermuda No Malawi (Access Communications) Cambodia (SEATEL), India (Jio), Indonesia (Smartfren), Malaysia (Telekom Malaysia), Pakistan (Telenor), Philippines (Smart), South Korea (LG U+, SK Telecom), China(China Telecom) Australia (Vodafone)
07 FDD 2600 IMT-E Canada (Bell, Rogers, Telus, Freedom Mobile) Yes Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy, Saint Martin Yes Ghana (Surfline), Zambia (MTN, Zamtel) Yes
08 FDD 900 EGSM No Peru British Virgin Islands Yes Nigeria (ntel), South Africa (Vodacom) Yes No
11 FDD 1500 LPDC No No No No No Japan (SoftBank) No
12 FDD 700 LSMH[B 6] Yes Bolivia, Belize Yes No No No Kiribati (TSKL)
13 FDD 700 USMH[B 7] Yes Bolivia, Belize Yes No No No No
14 FDD 700 USMH[B 8] USA (FirstNet) No No No No No No
17 FDD 700 LSMH[B 9] Yes Bolivia, Belize Yes No No No No
18 FDD 800 No No No No No Japan (au) No
19 FDD 800 No No No No No Japan (NTT Docomo) No
20 FDD 800 EUDD No No Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti Yes Yes Kazakhstan (Beeline, Kcell) Fiji (Digicel), French Polynesia (Vini), New Caledonia (OPT)
21 FDD 1500 UPDC No No No No No Japan (NTT Docomo) No
25 FDD 1900 EPCS[B 10] USA (Sprint) No No No No No No
26 FDD 850 ECLR USA (Sprint) N/A N/A N/A N/A Japan (au)[B 11] N/A
28 FDD 700 APT No Yes No Finland (DNA), France (Bouygues, Free Mobile) Nigeria (Glo Mobile), Kenya (Faiba 4G) Yes Yes
29 FDD 700 LSMH[B 12] USA (AT&T) No No No No No No
30 FDD 2300 WCS[B 13] USA (AT&T) No No No No No No
31 FDD 450 NMT No N/A N/A Denmark (Net1), Finland (Ukko Mobile), Norway (ice.net), Russia (Skylink), Sweden (Net1) N/A Armenia (Beeline), Indonesia (Net1) N/A
32 FDD 1500 L‑Band No N/A N/A Italy (TIM, Vodafone) N/A N/A N/A
38 TDD 2600 IMT-E No Brazil, Colombia Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago Yes N/A Malaysia (Yes 4G), Myanmar (Ananda 4G+), Sri Lanka (SLT) N/A
39 TDD 1900 No No No No No China (China Mobile) No
40 TDD 2300 No No No Latvia (LMT), Lithuania (MEZON), United Kingdom (O2) No Yes Yes
41 TDD 2500 BRS USA (Sprint) No No No Madagascar (Blueline) China (China Mobile), Japan (KDDI (UQ), SoftBank (WCP)), Philippines (Globe) No
42 TDD 3500 No No No Slovakia (O2, SWAN [sk], Slovanet) No Iran (MTN Irancell, Mobinnet), Japan (au, NTT Docomo, SoftBank) N/A
43 TDD 3700 No No No Slovakia (O2, SWAN [sk]) No No No
44 TDD 700 APT No No No No No N/A No
65 FDD 2100 EIMT No N/A N/A EAN
(T-Mobile, Inmarsat)
N/A N/A N/A
66 FDD 1700 EAWS[B 14] Yes N/A N/A No No No No
67 FDD 700 No No No N/A No No No
68 FDD 700 No No No No N/A N/A No
69 FDD 2600 IMT-E No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
70 FDD 2000 AWS‑4 N/A No No No No No No
71 FDD 600 USDD USA (T-Mobile) No No No No No No
72 FDD 450 PMR No No No N/A No No No
Band Duplex
Mode[B 1]
ƒ
(MHz)
Common
Name
North
America[B 2]
Latin America[B 2] Caribbean[B 2] Europe[B 3] Africa[B 3] Asia[B 4] Oceania[B 4]
  1. ^ a b Frequency division duplexing (FDD); time division duplexing (TDD)
  2. ^ a b c d e f ITU Region 2
  3. ^ a b c d ITU Region 1
  4. ^ a b c d ITU Region 3
  5. ^ a b Blocks A–F
  6. ^ Blocks A–C
  7. ^ Block C
  8. ^ Block D
  9. ^ Blocks B–C
  10. ^ Blocks A–G
  11. ^ Via Multi-Frequency Band Indicator (MFBI)
  12. ^ Blocks D–E
  13. ^ Blocks A–B
  14. ^ Blocks A–J

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TS 36.101: Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception". 3GPP.
  2. ^ Downlink frequency range 2180 – 2200 MHz is restricted for use as intra-band Supplemental Downlink.
  3. ^ 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.

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