Spectrum Chart

Information last updated: November 2021

🇺🇸 United States

Verizon

 

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.
850 MHz Cellular (5) Spectrum covers ~90% of the US.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (4/66)
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)
3.7 GHz C-Band (n77/n78) Network to launch on January 5, 2022.

"5G Ultra Wideband" network.

28 GHz mmWave (n261) Only available in select areas.

"5G Ultra Wideband" network.

39 GHz mmWave (n260)


T-Mobile

 

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1.9 GHz PCS (2) To be shut down by December 31, 2022.
3G UMTS/HSPA+ To be shut down by July 1, 2022.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (4) To be shut down by July 1, 2022.
4G LTE 600 MHz (71) Nationwide low-band frequency.
700 MHz (12/13) Spectrum covers ~85% of the US.

Band 13 only used in Puerto Rico and the USVI.

850 MHz Cellular (5) Only used in the Myrtle Beach, SC area.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (4/66)
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)
2.5 GHz BRS/EBS (n41) "5G Ultra Capacity" network.
3.7 GHz C-Band (n77) Available for use starting December 2023.
24 GHz mmWave (n258) Only available in parts of select cities.

"5G Ultra Capacity" network.

28 GHz mmWave (n261)
39 GHz mmWave (n260)
47 GHz mmWave (n262) Acquired in 2020 auction, not yet in use.


AT&T

 

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular (5) To be shut down by February 2022.
1.9 GHz PCS (2)
4G LTE 700 MHz (12/14/29) Nationwide low-band frequency.
850 MHz Cellular (5) Spectrum has been moved to 5G in most areas.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (4/66)
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)
3.7 GHz C-Band (n77/n78) Network to launch on January 5, 2022.

"5G+" network.

24 GHz mmWave (n258) Acquired in 2019 auction, not yet in use.
39 GHz mmWave (n260) Only available in parts of select cities.

"5G+" network.


Dish Wireless

 

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. Currently in use by Sprint's LTE and CDMA networks. Dish has agreed to purchase this spectrum from T-Mobile after Sprint's network is shut down.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (n66/n70) AWS-3, AWS-H, and AWS-4 spectrum.
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.

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: 2017-2022

AT&T, T-Mobile
1.9 GHz PCS
2G/3G CDMA/1x/EVDO 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 1995 (CDMA), 2001 (1x), 2003 (EVDO)

Decommissioned: 2022

Verizon, Sprint
1.9 GHz PCS
3G UMTS/HSPA+ 850 MHz Cellular Launched: 2004-2005

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

 

Generation Protocol Frequency Bands Notes
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 MHz Cellular (5) To be shut down by December 31, 2021.
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)
1.9 GHz PCS (2/25)
2.5 GHz BRS (7) Additional capacity in some areas.
5G NR 600 MHz (n71) Shared with 4G using DSS.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (n66)
1.9 GHz PCS (n2)
2.5 GHz BRS (n41) Primary mid-band 5G frequencies.
3.5 GHz C-Band (n77/n78)

*Includes network/spectrum sharing agreement with Videotron.

Bell/Telus

   

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 700 MHz (12/13/29) Nationwide low-band frequencies.
850 MHz Cellular (5/26)
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (4/66)
1.9 GHz PCS (2/25)
2.5 GHz BRS (7) Additional capacity in some areas.
5G NR 600 MHz (n71) Low-band 5G in some areas.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS (n66) Primary mid-band 5G frequencies.
3.5 GHz C-Band (n77/n78)

*Includes network/spectrum sharing agreement with SaskTel.

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: 2017-2019

Bell, Telus
1.9 GHz PCS


🇲🇽 Mexico

Telcel

Frequency Band Band Number Generation Protocol Notes
850 MHz Cellular 5 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
1.9 GHz PCS 2
850 MHz Cellular 5 3G UMTS/HSPA+
1.9 GHz PCS 2
850 MHz Cellular 5 4G LTE Refarmed from 2G/3G.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4/66 Primary 4G band.
2.6 GHz IMT-E 7
3.5 GHz C-Band n77/n78 5G NR


AT&T

Frequency Band Band Number Generation Protocol Notes
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4 3G UMTS/HSPA+
850 MHz Cellular 5/26 4G LTE
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4
1.9 GHz PCS 2
2.6 GHz IMT-E 7/38
3.5 GHz C-Band n77/n78 5G NR


Movistar

Frequency Band Band Number Generation Protocol Notes
850 MHz Cellular 5 3G UMTS/HSPA+ Primary 3G band.
1.9 GHz PCS 2 Refarmed to 4G in some areas.
4G LTE Primary 4G band.
1.7/2.1 GHz AWS 4


🇬🇧 United Kingdom

O2

EE

Vodafone

3

🇦🇺 Australia

Telstra

Optus

Vodafone

🇮🇹 Italy

TIM

Wind Tre

Vodafone

Iliad

🇮🇪 Ireland

3

Vodafone

eir

🇨🇳 China

China Mobile

China Telecom

China Unicom

🇯🇵 Japan

NTT DoCoMo

au

SoftBank