A key part of any mobile phone specification is its operating frequency bands. The supported frequency bands determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier.
Beside the mobile phone specifications, Weblancexperts Informatics is happy to also provide you with its own country-based frequency band directory. It’s not operator-specific and it’s helpful if you are choosing a handset to use in your home country or if you are making sure your phone will work in the country you are heading to.
|Radio Interfaces Band Class – Frequency Chart|
|Item||3G (UMTS)||3G (CDMA)|
|Frequency (Mhz)||2100||1900 PCS||1700/2100 AWS 1||850||900
|Frequency (Mhz)||2100||1900 PCS||1800+||1700/2100 AWS 1||850||2600||900||700
|2300 WCS||TD 2600||TD 2300||TD
Let’s take a look at the “Radio Interfaces Frequency Bands” chart. Pay attention to the relationship of band class and frequency. Right, a fixed frequency corresponds to a fixed band class, for instance, B1 stands for 2100, whether in 3G (UMTS) or 4G (LTE), B3 represents 1900PCS, etc.
1. 700bc is not the same as 700ac, that means they have different band classes.
2.1800 MHz is equal to 1800+ MHz.
What is GSM and GSM frequency?
The full name is Global System for Mobile Communication. It’s a digital mobile communication system widely used in Europe and other parts of the world. It is the most widely used of the three digital wireless telephone technologies (TDMA, GSM, and CDMA).
GSM frequency: the range of frequency band used for GSM phones.
What is a band?
A key part of any mobile phone specification is its operating frequency bands. The supported frequency bands determine whether a certain handset is compatible with a certain network carrier or network standard and thus determines the region it can or can’t be used in.
What is 2G, 3G, 4G or 5G?
There are several generations of GSM network standard. They are GSM (2G, 2.75G), WCDMA (3G), HSDPA (3.5G), HSUPA (3.75G), LTE (4G, including FDD-LTE, TD-LTE), The G here stands for generation. The higher the generation, the higher the upload/download speed.