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5G frequency bands in INDIA, USA, Europe, CHINA, JAPAN, Korea | 5G Bands

This page covers 5G frequency bands in India, USA, Europe, CHINA, JAPAN, Korea etc. It mentions 5G frequency bands in sub 6GHz and above 6 GHz. These 5G bands are used across the world for cellular and IoT applications.

The frequencies used in 5G wireless technologies are categorized into three divisions viz. Sub-1 GHz, 1-6 GHz and above 6 GHz bands.

Lower 5G Bands in sub 6GHz

The table-1 below lists countrywise 5G band allocations across the world. These are lower 5G frequency bands used below 6 GHz.

Country 5G Bands
Europe 3400 - 3800 MHz ( for trial )
China 3300 - 3600 MHz , 4400 - 4500 MHz, 4800 - 4990 MHz
Japan 3600 - 4200 MHz , 4400 - 4900 MHz
Korea 3400 - 3700 MHz
USA 3100 - 3550 MHz, 3700 - 4200 MHz
INDIA 3300 MHz and 3400 MHz
Ireland 3.4 - 3.8 GHz
Spain 3.6 - 3.8 GHz

5G bands in India are auctioned by government for telecom carrier operators to acquire in order to provide service.

Higher 5G Frequency Bands in mmwave

The table-2 below lists countrywise 5G frequency band allocations across the world. These are higher 5G millimeter wave bands used above 6 GHz.

Country 5G Frequency Bands
USA 27.5 - 28.35 GHz , 37 - 40 GHz
Korea 26.5 - 29.5 GHz
Japan 27.5 - 28.28 GHz
China 24.25 - 27.5 GHz, 37 - 43.5 GHz
Sweden 26.5 - 27.5 GHz
EU 24.25 - 27.5 GHz

At the time (i.e. 25th April 2017) when this page has been written, trial and testing was in progress before commercial roll out of the 5G wireless technology. In addition to the above 5G bands other frequencies in which 5G services will be provided include 600MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1.5GHz, 2.1GHz, 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz etc. These frequencies are used for various applications including home and industry automation, IoT (Internet of Things) etc. Refer following tutorial links to understand 5G and 5G millimeter wave technologies.

5G NR Numerology | 5G NR Terminology

5G NR Control channels | 5G NR Traffic Channels | 5G NR Reference Signals and sequences


This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
5G basic tutorial
5G Frequency Bands
5G millimeter wave tutorial
5G mm wave frame
5G millimeter wave channel sounding
Difference between 4G and 5G
5G testing and test equipments
5G network architecture
5G NR Physical layer
5G NR MAC layer
5G NR RLC layer
5G NR PDCP layer

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