5G NR (New Radio) Frequency Bands

5G 
1 Answer
Can you answer this question?
2K+ people have viewed this question

Editorial Team - everything RF

Mar 12, 2018

On 21st December 2017, in Lisbon, the 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Meeting successfully approved first implementable 5G NR specification. The completion of the first 5G NR standard enables the full-scale development of 5G NR for large-scale trials and commercial deployments as early as in 2019. This first specification was completed as part of 3GPP Release 15.

As per 3GPP release 15, the frequency bands for 5G NR have been designated and TS 38.104 section 5.2 provides the list of bands in which 5G NR can operate. The specification defines the frequency bands as FR1 and FR2.

BandFrequencyType
FR1450 to 6000 MHzSub-6 GHz
FR224250 to 52600 MHzmm-Wave


FR1 and FR2 are the basic frequency band classifications for 5G-NR. These can be further classified into three bands -

  • Frequency Division Duplex Bands (FDD)
  • Time Division Duplex Bands (TDD)
  • Supplementary Bands: Supplementary Downlink  Bands (SDL) & Supplementary Uplink Bands (SUL)

FR1 FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) Frequency Bands for 5G-New Radio

5G NR BandUplink FrequencyDownlink FrequencyBandwidth
n11920 -1989 MHz2110 - 2170 MHz60 MHz
n21850 - 1910 MHz1930 - 1990 MHz60 MHz
n31710 - 1785 MHz1805 - 1880 MHz75 MHz
n5824 - 849 MHz869 - 894 MHz25 MHz
n72500 - 2670 MHz2620 - 2690 MHz70 MHz
n8880 - 915 MHz925 - 960 MHz35 MHz
n20832 - 862 MHz791 - 821 MHz30 MHz
n28703 - 748 MHz758 - 803 MHz45 MHz
n661710 - 1780 MHz2110 - 2200 MHz90 MHz
n701695 - 1710 MHz1995 - 2020 MHz15/25 MHz
n71663 - 698 MHz617 - 652 MHz35 MHz
n741427 - 1470 MHz1475 - 1518 MHz43 MHz


FR1 TDD (Time Division Duplex) Frequency Bands for 5G-New Radio

5G NR BandUplink FrequencyDownlink FrequencyBandwidth
n382570 - 2620 MHz2570 - 2620 MHz50 MHz
n412469 - 2690 MHz2496 - 2690 MHz194 MHz
n501431 - 1517 MHz1432 - 1517 MHz85 MHz
n511427 - 1432 MHz1427 - 1432 MHz5 MHz
n773300 - 4200 MHz3300 - 4200 MHz900 MHz
n783300 - 3800 MHz3300 - 3800 MHz500 MHz
n794400 - 5000 MHz4400 - 5000 MHz600 MHz


FR1 Supplementary Downlink  Bands (SDL) & Supplementary Uplink Bands (SUL)  for 5G-New Radio

5G NR BandUplink FrequencyDownlink FrequencyBandwidthType
n75-1432 - 1517 MHz85 MHzSDL
n76-1427 - 1432 MHz5 MHzSDL
n801710 - 1785 MHz-75 MHzSUL
n81880 - 915 MHz-35 MHzSUL
n82832 - 862 MHz-30 MHzSUL
n83703 - 748 MHz-45 MHzSUL
n841920 - 1980 MHz-60 MHzSUL


5G NR Frequency Bands in FR2

5G NR BandBand AliasUplink BandDownlink BandBandwidthType
n25728 GHz26.5 - 29.5 GHz26.5 - 29.5 GHz3 GHzTDD
n25826 GHz24.250 - 27.5 GHz24.250 - 27.5 GHz3.250 GHzTDD
n26039 GHz37 - 40 GHz37 - 40 GHz3 GHzTDD