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5G Bands by Country 2024

5G bands are significant because they are bands that create the fastest Internet network available. These bands can deliver Internet speeds as high as 20 GB a second when functioning at their peak speed, and at 100 MB per second when functioning at an average speed. 5G bands also have a higher capacity than their 4G counterparts and are also developed so that they can support that kind of traffic capacity.

In order to reach this performance, 5G bands require access to frequencies greater than 3.5 GHz. These higher frequencies accommodate a larger amount of bandwidth than previous mobile applications offered.

By comparison, the LTE network is among the most common networks used worldwide. It uses radio frequencies that range between 700 MHz and 2.7 GHz. Its peak rates of speed are not that much slower than 5G, at 75 MB per second for uploading and 300 MB per second for downloading.

The bands for 5G operate on two different frequencies, with one operating between 450 MHz and 6GHz, and the other operating between 24.25 GHz and 52.6 GHz. The most common download and upload speeds on the 5G network are 20 GB per second and 10 GB per second respectively.

Where 5G Bands Are Available

Even though 5G bands are a relatively mainstream concept, they have only been offered in a handful of countries. Their frequency can range by country. Today, only 24 EU-27 countries offer 5G bands with frequencies starting at 700 MHz and going as high as 3.8 GHz.

The latter end of the spectrum, from 3.8 GHz or higher, and up to 4.2 GHz is a fairly common frequency offered in Europe. Japan as well offers frequency bands between 3.6 and 4.0 GHz. When examining the needs of 5G bands by country, the United States has a keen interest in them with some mobile providers paying as much as $9.7 billion to access the higher frequency bands.

5G Bands By Country

The United States has led the world in ensuring 5G bands were made available to the mainstream market and has done so at 28 GHz frequencies. South Korea and Japan have been the countries just behind the United States in offering this to the mass market.

  • Europe: 3400 to 3800 MHz
  • China: 3300 to 4990 MHz
  • Japan: 3600 MHz to 4900 MHz
  • Korea: 3400 MHz to 3700 MHz
  • United States: 3700 MHz to 4200 MHz
  • 5G capacities made active since October 2023 may not be reflected.
  • Data for United States include Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
  • 5G networks use the following nomenclature:
  • n28 = 700 MHz
  • n40 = 2.3 GHz
  • n41 = 2.5 GHz
  • n78 = 3.5 GHz
  • n257 = 28 GHz
  • n258 = 26 GHz

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Country
Low Band
Mid Band
High Band
Additional Bands
Algerian?
Angolan78
ArgentinaDSS, n28
Armenian20: 10MHz
AustraliaDSS, n28n40, n78n258n5: 10 MHz, n7, n8: 5-20 MHz
AustriaDSS, n28n78n1: 20 MHz, n75: 30 MHz
Bahrainn41, n78
Bangladeshn78
Belarusn78
BelgiumDSS, n28n78
Bermudan78
Bolivian?
Botswanan?
BrazilDSSn40, n78n258
BulgariaDSSn78
CanadaDSSn41, n78n66: 10-20 MHz, n71: 10-20 MHz
Chilen78n258
Chinan28n41, n78n8: 10MHz, n79: 100MHz
Colombian38: 40 MHz
CroatiaDSS, n28n78n258
Cyprusn28n78
Czech RepublicDSS, n28n78n77: 40 MHz
DenmarkDSS, n28n78n258n3: 5 MHz
Dominican Republicn78
DR Congon?
Ecuadorn?
Egyptn?
EstoniaDSS, n28n40, n78n258
Ethiopian?
Fijin78
Finlandn28n78n258
FranceDSSn78
Gabonn78
Gambian?
GermanyDSS, n28n78
GreeceDSS, n28n78
Greenlandn?
Guamn?
Guatemalan28n78
Guinean?
Hong Kongn28n78n257n5: 10 MHz; n79: 40 MHz; n79: 80 MHz
HungaryDSS, n28n78
Icelandn78
Indian28n78n258
IndonesiaDSSn40
Irann78
IrelandDSS, n28n78n3: 15 MHz
Israeln28n78
ItalyDSS, n28n78n258
Ivory Coastn?
Japann28n78n257n77: 100 MHz, n79: 100 MHz
KazakhstanDSSn78
Kenyan41
KuwaitDSSn78
Latvian28n78
Lesothon78
Libyan?
LithuaniaDSS, n28n40, n78
Luxembourgn28n78
Macaun78
Malawin78n77
Malaysian28n78n257
Maldivesn78n?
Malin?
Maltan78
Mauritiusn41, n78
Mexicon78n38: 40 MHz
Monacon78
MontenegroDSS, n28n78
Moroccon?
Mozambiquen?
Nepaln41
NetherlandsDSS, n28
New ZealandDSSn78
Nigerian78
North MacedoniaDSS, n28n78
Northern Mariana Islandsn?
NorwayDSSn78n258
OmanDSS, n28n78
Perun78
Philippinesn78
PolandDSSn78n38: 20 MHz
PortugalDSS, n28n78
Qatarn78
Republic of the Congon?
Reunionn78
RomaniaDSSn78
RussiaDSSn78n258n79
San Marinon78n258
Saudi Arabian40, n41, n78
Senegaln?
Seychellesn?
Sierra Leonen?
Singaporen40, n78n257, n258n1: 15 MHz, n1: 20 MHz
SlovakiaDSSn78n3
SloveniaDSSn78
South AfricaDSS, n28n78n257n38: 20 MHz
South Korean78
SpainDSS, n28n78n258
Sri Lankan78
Surinamen77
Swedenn28n78n38: 50 MHz
SwitzerlandDSS, n28n78
TaiwanDSSn78n257
Tajikistann78
Tanzanian78n?
Thailandn28n41n258
Togon?
Trinidad and Tobagon41
Tunisian?
Ugandan78n?
Ukrainen257
United Arab Emiratesn41, n78n258
United KingdomDSS, n28n78n1: 15 MHz, n3: 10 MHz, n7: 15 MHz, n8i: 10 MHz
United StatesDSSn41n258n2: 5-20 MHz, n5, n12: 5-10 MHz, n25: 5-20 MHz, n29: 5 MHz, n66: 20-30 MHz, n70: 25MHz, n71: 5-10 MHz, n77: 120-140 MHz, n260: 100-1000 MHz, n261: 50-850 MHz
Uruguayn78n257
Uzbekistann78
Vietnamn78n257n3: 10 MHz, n7: 10 MHz, n38: 40 MHz
Zambian7: 50 MHz
Zimbabwen?
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What are the international 5G bands?

International 5G bands range from 3.3 GHz to 4.9 GHz. Specific frequencies depend on the country.

How many 5G bands are there in the world?

Globally, five major 5G bands exist with frequency variations depending on the specific country. These major bands include China, Japan, Europe, Korea, and the United States.

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