5G Network Frequency Bands

5G Frequency Bands & Spectrum Allocations

Spectrum resources are the lifeblood and blood of mobile communications, and all mobile applications and services depend on it. From 2G to 5G, spectrum allocation is the key to the success of 2G/3G/4G LTE mobile communications.
5G network scenario could be divided into three major application scenarios: eMBB, URLLC and mMTC. Unlike the previous mobile network, its application and deployment scenarios are more extensive, and the requirements for wireless frequency bands are also different. In this post, we will show you the detailed information about 5G frequency bands.

5G Frequency Bands

In Release 15 NR, 3GPP has defined the 5G operating bands into two frequency ranges: Frequency Range 1 (FR1) and Frequency Range 2 (FR2). The specific ranges of FR1 and FR2 are shown below:

Band Frequency

Type

FR1

450 to 6000 MHz

Sub-6 GHz

FR2

24250 to 52600 MHz

mm-Wave

FR1 Bands

FR1 is commonly known as sub 6GHz, the part below 6GHz, which is the current mainstream application range of 5G. We all know that the lower the frequency is, the stronger the coverage and the better the penetration ability will be. Generally, 3.5GHz is currently the most widely used spectrum for 5G.
Band 600MHz(470~694/698MHz): It is determined to be used in some countries in America and Asia-Pacific.
Band 700MHz (694~790MHz): 5G frequency band used globally.
L band (1427~1518MHz): A new global band determined for all countries and regions.
3300~3400MHz: Global band determined for many countries and regions, except Europe and North America.
C-band (3400~3600MHz): It is already in use in Europe and South Korea. In China, it is also allocated to China Telecom and China Unicom.
C-band (3600~3700MHz): A global band defined for many countries and regions, except for some countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific.
2496 MHz-2690 MHz: A global band defined for many countries and regions, but many countries have already used this band for LTE, and 160 MHz has been allocated to China Mobile in China.
4800~4990MHz: A new frequency band determined for a few countries in the Asia-Pacific region, 100MHz is allocated to China Mobile in China.

FR 1 Bands Frequency for 5G-New Radio (Sub 6Ghz)
5G NR Band

Duplex mode

ƒ (MHz)

Common name

Uplink Frequency (MHz)

Downlink Frequency

(MHz)

Channel bandwidths (MHz)

n1

FDD

2100

IMT

1920 -1989 2110 – 2170 5, 10, 15, 20

n2

FDD

1900

PCS

1850 – 1910 1930 – 1990 5, 10, 15, 20

n3

FDD

1800

DCS

1710 – 1785 1805 – 1880 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

n5

FDD

850

CLR

824 – 849 869 – 894 5, 10, 15, 20

n7

FDD

2600

IMT-E

2500 – 2670 2620 – 2690  5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50

n8

FDD

900

Extended GSM

880 – 915 925 – 960 5, 10, 15, 20

n12

FDD

700

Lower SMH

699 – 716 729 – 746 5, 10, 15

n14

FDD

700

Upper SMH

788 – 798 758 – 768 5, 10

n18

FDD

850

Lower 800 (Japan)

815 – 830 860 – 875 5, 10, 15

n20

FDD

800

Digital Dividend (EU)

832 – 862 791 – 821 5, 10, 15, 20

n25

FDD

1900

Extended PCS

1850 – 1915 1930 – 1995 5, 10, 15, 20

n28

FDD

700

APT

703 – 748 758 – 803 5, 10, 15, 20

n29

SDL

700

Lower SMH

N/A

717 – 728 5, 10

n30

FDD

2300

WCS

2305 – 2315 2350 – 2360 5, 10

n34

TDD

2100

IMT

2010 – 2025 N/A

5, 10, 15

n38

TDD

2600

IMT-E

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

2469 – 2690 N/A

10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100

n48

TDD

3500

CBRS (US)

3550 – 3700 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100

n50

TDD

1500

L-Band

1431 – 1517 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80

n51

TDD

1500

L-Band Extension

1427 – 1432 N/A

5

n65

FDD

2100

Extended IMT

1920 – 2010 2110 – 2200 5, 10, 15, 20

n66

FDD

1700

Extended AWS

1710 – 1780 2110 – 2200 5, 10, 15, 20, 40

n70

FDD

2000

AWS-4

1695 – 1710 1995 – 2020 5, 10, 15, 20, 25

n71

FDD

600

Digital Dividend (US)

663 – 698 617 – 652 5, 10, 15, 20

n74

FDD

1500

Lower L-Band (Japan)

1427 – 1470 1475 – 1518 5, 10, 15, 20

n75

SDL

1500

L-Band

N/A

1432 – 1517 5, 10, 15, 20

n76

SDL

1500

Extended L-Band

N/A

1427 – 1432 5

n77

TDD

3700

C-Band

3300 – 4200 N/A

10, 15, 20, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100

n78

TDD

3500

C-Band

3300 – 3800 N/A

10, 15, 20, 40, 50, 60, 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

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30

n81

SUL

900

Extended GSM

880 – 915 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20

n82

SUL

800

Digital Dividend

832 – 862 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20

n83

SUL

700

APT

703 – 748 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20

n84

SUL

2100

IMT

1920 – 1980

N/A

5, 10, 15, 20

n86

SUL

1700

Extended AWS

1710 – 1780

N/A

5, 10, 15, 20, 40

n89

SUL

850

CLR

824 – 849 N/A

5, 10, 15, 20

n90

TDD

2500

BRS

2496 – 2690 N/A

10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 90, 100

FDD: Frequency Division Duplex Bands
TDD: Time Division Duplex Bands
SDL: Supplementary Downlink Bands
SUL: Supplementary Uplink Bands

FR 2 Bands

The range of FR2 is mainly high frequency, which is what we usually say millimeter wave, the penetration ability is weak, but the bandwidth is very sufficient, and there is no interference source (the spectrum is clean), and the future application is also very widespread.

FR 2 5G NR Frequency Bands (mmWave)
5G NR Band

ƒ (GHz)

Common name

Uplink/Downlink Frequency

Channel bandwidths (MHz)

n257

28Ghz

LMDS

26.50 – 29.50

50, 100, 200, 400

n258

26Ghz

K-band

24.25 – 27.50

50, 100, 200, 400

n260

39Ghz

Ka-band

37.00 – 40.00

50, 100, 200, 400

n261

28Ghz

Ka-band

27.50 – 28.35

50, 100, 200, 400

The above is the comprehensive content of the organized 5G spectrum, for any mistake please correct me.

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