Talk:Spectrum Allocation by Country
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I see that another user asked for a list of inaccuracies on this page. A few that I noticed:
- China Mobile never used UMTS/HSPA. TD-SCDMA is a separate standard, and is not the same thing as TD-HSDPA or UMTS. They created TD-SCDMA in the first place because they didn't want to pay licensing fees for UMTS/HSPA.
- China Mobile shut down their TD-SCDMA network a few years ago, around the end of 2019.
- 5G band n258 is 24GHz, not 26GHz. Source from T-Mobile here.
- "CBN" is not a wireless carrier in China. They own the 700MHz spectrum, which they're allowing China Mobile to use for 5G service. The network is operated by China Mobile.
A few questions I had:
- Why is Cellular (CLR) referred to as 850MHz when it's used for LTE/5G, and 800MHz when it's used for CDMA? It's exactly the same frequencies. Seems inconsistent and will confuse people.
- Why is 2.5GHz referred to as 2.5GHz when used in the US and China, but "2.6GHz IMT-E" when used by other countries? The frequencies are the same. The Canadian government refers to the spectrum as 2.5GHz BRS. There's no difference in frequency between band 7 and band 41. The only difference is that one is FDD and one is TDD.
- Bell/Telus in Canada share a single RAN and all of their spectrum. It's fairly redundant to list them separately, since they operate as one shared network with exactly the same coverage and spectrum.