5G Frequency Spectrum in England

What frequency bands have been allocated to 5G in England?

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Editorial Team - everything RF

Jul 22, 2020

England has allocated the following frequency bands for 5G:

BandFrequencyAuction Status
n783.4 - 3.6 GHzAuctioned (April 2018)
n783.6 - 3.8 GHzUpcoming (in 2020)
n25824.25 - 27.5 GHzUpcoming (Planned)

Office of Communications (Ofcom) made licence-exempt spectrum available under a technology-neutral regime in the 57 - 71 GHz band, which could be used for future 5G services.

Ofcom has also decided to enable local access to spectrum in the 26 GHz band (24.25–26.5 GHz) available on a shared-spectrum basis, but only for indoor use.

In July 2020, Vodafone showcased the country’s first standalone 5G network.