LTE frequency bands




There are FDD LTE frequency bands listed below. In case of FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE downlink channel (DL, eNB transmits UEs receive) and uplink channel (UL, UEs transmit eNB receives) are transmitted simultaneously on different frequencies. Also each band is marked by LTE release number where it was defined.

UL operating band, MHz DL operating band, MHz Bandwidth, MHz LTE Release
band_1 1920 - 1980 2110 - 2170 2x60 Rel.8
band_2 1850 - 1910 1930 - 1990 2x60 Rel.8
band_3 1710 - 1785 1805 - 1880 2x75 Rel.8
band_4 1710 - 1755 2110 - 2155 2x45 Rel.8
band_5 824 - 849 869 - 894 2x25 Rel.8
band_6 830 - 840 875 - 885 2x10 Rel.8
band_7 2500 - 2570 2620 - 2690 2x70 Rel.8
band_8 880 - 915 925 - 960 2x35 Rel.8
band_9 1749.9 - 1784.9 1844.9 - 1879.9 2x35 Rel.8
band_10 1710 - 1770 2110 - 2170 2x60 Rel.8
band_11 1427.9 - 1447.9 1475.9 - 1495.9 2x20 Rel.8
band_12 699 - 716 729 - 746 2x18 Rel.8
band_13 777 - 787 746 - 756 2x10 Rel.8
band_14 788 - 798 758 - 768 2x10 Rel.8
band_17 704 - 716 734 - 746 2x12 Rel.8
band_18 815 - 830 860 - 875 2x15 Rel.9
band_19 830 - 845 875 - 890 2x15 Rel.9
band_20 832 - 862 791 - 821 2x30 Rel.9
band_21 1447.9 - 1462.9 1495.9 - 1510.9 2x15 Rel.9
band_22 3410 - 3490 3510 - 3590 2x80 Rel.10
band_23 2000 - 2020 2180 - 2200 2x20 Rel.10
band_24 1626.5 - 1660.5 1525 - 1559 2x34 Rel.10
band_25 1850 - 1915 1930 - 1995 2x65 Rel.10
band_26 814 - 849 859 - 894 2x35 Rel.11
band_27 807 - 824 852 - 869 2x17 Rel.11
band_28 703 - 748 758 - 803 2x45 Rel.11
band_29 N/A 717 - 728 11 Rel.11
band_30 2305 - 2315 2350 - 2360 2x10 Rel.12
band_31 452.5 - 457.5 462.5 - 467.5 2x5 Rel.12
band_32 N/A 1452 - 1496 44 Rel.13
band_65 1920 - 2010 2110 - 2200 2x90 Rel.13
band_66 1710 - 1780 2110 - 2200 2x60 Rel.13
band_67 N/A 738 - 758 20 Rel.13
band_68 698 - 728 753 - 783 2x30 Rel.13


Need to mention the first 14 of these operating bands are the same as those which are specified for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone System, 3G). Usually DL channel utilizes higher frequency than UL. However in bands 13, 14, 20 and 24 it's vice versa, i.e. UL channel located in higher frequency than DL one.
Bands 15 and 16 are specified for other purposes. Band 29 can be used only in case of Carrier Aggregation (CA).

TDD (Time Division Duplex) LTE frequency bands are listed below. In case of TDD LTE DL and UL channels are transmitted on the same frequency.

Operating band, MHz Bandwidth, MHz LTE Release
band_33 1900 - 1920 20 Rel.8
band_34 2010 - 2025 15 Rel.8
band_35 1850 - 1910 60 Rel.8
band_36 1930 - 1990 60 Rel.8
band_37 1910 - 1930 20 Rel.8
band_38 2570 - 2620 50 Rel.8
band_39 1880 - 1920 40 Rel.8
band_40 2300 - 2400 100 Rel.8
band_41 2496 - 2690 194 Rel.10
band_42 3400 - 3600 200 Rel.10
band_43 3600 - 3800 200 Rel.10
band_44 703 - 803 100 Rel.11
band_45 1447 - 1467 20 Rel.13
band_46 5150 - 5925 775 Rel.13


There are 6 possible channel bandwidths specified by 3GPP for LTE. These channel bandwidths and number of Resource Blocks (RB) are listed below.

LTE Channel Bands





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