NB-IoT Frequency Bands in the Asia Pacific Region

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What NB-IoT frequency bands are being used in the Asia Pacific Region?

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Editorial Team - everything RF

Jul 23, 2019

The NB-IoT Bands selected for the Asia Pacific Region are B1 (2100 MHz), B3 (1800 MHz), B5 (850 MHz), B18 (850 MHz), B20 (800 MHz), B26 (850 MHz) and B28 (700 MHz). Narrow Band IoT is a low power wide area (LPWA) technology developed specifically for IoT devices and services. 3GPP has assigned different frequency bands in different regions for this cellular IoT standard.

NB-IoT Band
Uplink Band
Downlink Band
Bandwidth
Duplex Mode
B11920 - 1980 MHz
2110 - 2170 MHz
60 MHz
HD-FDD
B3
1710 - 1785 MHz
1805 - 1880 MHz
75 MHz
HD-FDD
B5
824 - 849 MHz
869 - 894 MHz
25 MHz
HD-FDD
B18815 - 830 MHz
860 - 875 MHz
15 MHz
HD-FDD
B20832 - 862 MHz
791 - 821 MHz
30 MHz
HD-FDD
B26814 - 849 MHz
859 - 894 MHz
35 MHz
HD-FDD
B28703 - 748 MHz
758 - 803 MHz
45 MHz
HD-FDD

The Asia Pacific Region includes China, Japan, India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and a number of other countries. Each country might use one or more of the above bands.

This is based on input received by the NB-IoT Forum members and this document from GSMA.

Click here to see all the NB-IoT Frequency Bands.