North American Networks

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Information last updated: July 2022

🇺🇸 United States

Verizon

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Generation Protocol Frequency Band Notes
2G/3G CDMA/1x/EVDO 850 MHz Cellular 0 To be shut down by December 31, 2022.
1.9 GHz PCS 1
4G LTE 700 MHz 13 Nationwide low-band frequency. (Excludes PR and the USVI.)
850 MHz Cellular 5 Additional low-band coverage in some areas.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary 4G mid-bands.
1.9 GHz PCS 2
3.5 GHz CBRS 48 Additional capacity in select areas.
5.2 GHz LAA 46
5G NR 850 MHz Cellular n5 "5G Nationwide" network.

Shared with 4G using Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS).

1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66
1.9 GHz PCS n2
3.5 GHz CBRS n48 "5G Ultra Wideband" network.
3.7 GHz C-Band n77
28 GHz mmWave n261
39 GHz mmWave n260


T-Mobile

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Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1.9 GHz PCS 2 To be shut down in the future, date to be announced.
4G LTE 600 MHz 71 Nationwide low-band frequency.
700 MHz 12 Additional low-band coverage in some areas.
13 Only used in PR and the USVI.
850 MHz Cellular 5 Only used in the Myrtle Beach, SC area.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary 4G mid-bands.
1.9 GHz PCS 2 / 25
2.5 GHz BRS/EBS 41 Additional capacity in some areas.
3.5 GHz CBRS 48
5.2 GHz LAA 46
5G NR 600 MHz n71 "5G Extended Range" network.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66 Spectrum being re-farmed from 4G.
1.9 GHz PCS n25
2.5 GHz BRS/EBS n41 "5G Ultra Capacity" network.
3.45 GHz DoD n77
3.7 GHz C-Band
24 GHz mmWave n258
28 GHz mmWave n261
39 GHz mmWave n260
47 GHz mmWave n262 Acquired in 2020 auction, not yet in use.


AT&T

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Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
4G LTE 700 MHz 12 / 17 Additional low-band coverage in some areas.
14 Nationwide low-band frequency. (Excludes PR and the USVI.)
29 Supplemental downlink in select areas.
850 MHz Cellular 5 Additional low-band coverage in some areas.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary 4G mid-bands.
1.9 GHz PCS 2
2.3 GHz WCS 30 Additional capacity in some areas.
5.2 GHz LAA 46
5G NR 850 MHz Cellular n5 Primary 5G network.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66
1.9 GHz PCS n2
3.45 GHz DoD n77 "5G+" network.
3.7 GHz C-Band
24 GHz mmWave n258 Acquired in 2019 auction, not yet in use.
39 GHz mmWave n260 "5G+" network.


Dish Wireless

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Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
5G NR 600 MHz n71 Nationwide low-band frequency.
700 MHz n29 Supplemental downlink in select areas.
800 MHz SMR n26 Nationwide low-band frequency. Dish has agreed to purchase this spectrum from T-Mobile after Sprint's network is shut down.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66 AWS-3, AWS-H and AWS-4.
n70
3.45 GHz DoD n77
3.5 GHz CBRS n48
24 GHz mmWave n258 Owned primarily in the Los Angeles, CA and Dallas, TX areas.
28 GHz mmWave n261 Owned primarily in the San Diego, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Kansas City areas.
39 GHz mmWave n260 Owned primarily in Puerto Rico.
47 GHz mmWave n262 Nationwide mmWave band.

🇵🇷 Puerto Rico and 🇻🇮 US Virgin Islands

Roaming Agreements

Verizon customers roam onto Claro in Puerto Rico, and Viya in the USVI.

AT&T customers roam onto Liberty in Puerto Rico and the USVI.

T-Mobile operates their own network in Puerto Rico and the USVI.

Claro

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular 5
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 5
1.9 GHz PCS 2
4G LTE 700 MHz 12
850 MHz Cellular 5
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66
2.5 GHz BRS/EBS 41

Liberty

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands
4G LTE 700 MHz 12 / 17
14
850 MHz Cellular 5
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66
1.9 GHz PCS 2
2.3 GHz WCS 30
5G NR 850 MHz Cellular n5

Viya

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular 5
1.9 GHz PCS 2
4G LTE 850 MHz Cellular 5
1.9 GHz PCS 2
2.5 GHz BRS/EBS 41

Defunct Networks

Generation Protocol Frequency Band Dates of Operation Primary Operators
1G AMPS 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1983

Decommissioned: 2008

Verizon, AT&T
2G TDMA/D-AMPS 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1993

Decommissioned: 2008

AT&T
1.9 GHz PCS
iDEN 800 MHz SMR Launched: 1996

Decommissioned: 2013

Nextel/Sprint
900 MHz SMR
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1995 (GSM), 2001 (GPRS), 2003 (EDGE)

Decommissioned: 2017-

AT&T, T-Mobile
1.9 GHz PCS
2G/3G CDMA/1x/EVDO 800 MHz SMR Launched: 1995 (CDMA), 2001 (1x), 2003 (EVDO)

Decommissioned: 2022

Verizon, Sprint
850 MHz Cellular
1.9 GHz PCS
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 2004

Decommissioned: 2022

AT&T, T-Mobile
1.9 GHz PCS
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS
4G WiMAX 2.5 GHz BRS/EBS Launched: 2008

Decommissioned: 2016

Clearwire/Sprint


🇨🇦 Canada

Rogers

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Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular 5 Unsupported, being decommissioned over time.
3G UMTS/HSPA+ To be shut down by December 31, 2025.
4G LTE 600 MHz 71 Nationwide low-band frequencies.
700 MHz 12
850 MHz Cellular 5
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary 4G mid-bands.
1.9 GHz PCS 2 / 25
2.5 GHz BRS 7 Additional capacity in some areas.
5G NR 600 MHz n71 Primary 5G network.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66
1.9 GHz PCS n2
2.5 GHz BRS n41 High speed mid-band 5G in select cities.
3.5 GHz n78

*Includes network/spectrum sharing agreement with Vidéotron.

Bell/Telus

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Note: Bell + Telus have a shared RAN (physical network), and share wireless spectrum. They operate together as one combined network.

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular 5 To be shut down by December 31, 2025.
1.9 GHz PCS 2
4G LTE 600 MHz 71 Additional low-band coverage in some areas.
700 MHz 12 Low-band frequency for wide coverage.
13
29 Supplemental downlink in select areas.
850 MHz Cellular 5 / 26 Low-band frequency for wide coverage.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary 4G mid-bands.
1.9 GHz PCS 2 / 25
2.5 GHz BRS 7 Additional capacity in some areas.
5G NR 600 MHz n71 Primary 5G network.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS n66
3.5 GHz n78 "5G+" network

*Includes network/spectrum sharing agreement with SaskTel.

Freedom Mobile

Note: Freedom Mobile is currently being sold to Quebecor/Vidéotron. Upon final approval of this sale, the chart below will be updated to add Vidéotron's spectrum holdings.

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 Fallback for older devices.
4G LTE 600 MHz 71 Low-band frequencies for wide coverage.
700 MHz 13
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66 Primary mid-band frequencies for fast speeds.
2.5 GHz BRS 7

Defunct Networks

Generation Protocol Frequency Band Dates of Operation Primary Operators
1G AMPS 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1985

Decommissioned: 2007-2008

Rogers, Bell, Telus
2G TDMA/D-AMPS 850 MHz Cellular Launched: Early 1990s

Decommissioned: 2007

Rogers
1.9 GHz PCS
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1995 (GSM), 2001 (GPRS), 2003 (EDGE)

Decommissioned: 2021

1.9 GHz PCS
2G/3G CDMA/1x/EVDO 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1995 (CDMA), 2002 (1x), 2005 (EVDO)

Decommissioned: 2014-2019

Bell, Telus
1.9 GHz PCS

🇲🇽 Mexico

Telcel

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular 5
1.9 GHz PCS 2
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular 5
1.9 GHz PCS 2
4G LTE 850 MHz Cellular 5 / 26
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 / 66
2.6 GHz IMT-E 7
5G NR 3.5 GHz n78

AT&T Mexico

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular 5
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4
1.9 GHz PCS 2
4G LTE 850 MHz Cellular 5 / 26
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4
1.9 GHz PCS 2
2.6 GHz IMT-E 7
5G NR n38 / n41

ALTÁN Redes / Red Compartida

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
4G LTE 700 MHz APT 28 Shared wholesale network.