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LTE Bands by Country 2024

Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, is a standard for wireless broadband commutations for mobile devices. LTE is sometimes referred to as 4G LTE. LTE is a registered trademark owned by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). When developing LTE, the goal was to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data networks by using new data signal processing techniques. Additionally, they wanted to redesign and simplify the network architecture with reduced times between stimulation and response compared to 3G.

History

NTT Docomo of Japan proposed LTE as the international standard in 2004. In 2006, Siemens Networks (Nokia Networks today) show the first live emulation of an LTE network to investors and the media. The next year, Ericcson demonstrated LTE rates up to 144 megabits per second and NTT Docomo demonstrated data rates of 200 megabits per second with power levels below 100 megawatts. In 2008, LTE testing equipment began shipping from vendors. At the 2008 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Ericcson demonstrated the first end-to-end LTE call on handheld devices. Motorola demonstrated at the MWC how LTE can acerbate the delivery of person media with HD video streaming, online gaming, and more. In August 2009, Telefónica selected the first six countries to field-test LTE in the succeeding months: Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Czech Republic, Brazil, and Argentina. Countries and carriers gradually began adopting LTE in the following years.

LTE Around the World

The international standard for LTE is loosely defined, making its speed hard to nail down. LTE download speeds can vary from 3G’s 20 Mbps to 4G’s 100 Mbps. Different countries have different LTE frequencies and bands, so only multi-band phones can use LTE in all countries where LTE is supported. LTE bands are linked to frequencies and represent blocks of sequential LTE frequency rages. The ten countries with the highest penetration of LTE are:

  1. South Korea - 97.5%
  2. Japan - 96.3%
  3. Norway - 95.5%
  1. Hong Kong - 94.1%
  2. United States - 93.0%
  3. Netherlands - 92.8%
  1. Taiwan - 92.8%
  2. Hungary - 91.4%
  3. Sweden - 91.1%
  1. India - 90.9%

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Country
# of LTE Bands
Band Names
4G Penetration 2021
United States12B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B5 (850) LTE B12 (700 ac) LTE B13 (700 c) LTE B17 (700 bc) LTE B25 (1900 +) LTE B26 (850 +) LTE B30 (2300 WCS) LTE B41 (TD 2500) LTE B66 (1700/2100) LTE B71 (600)97.1%
Canada9B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B5 (850) B7 (2600) LTE B12 (700 ac) LTE B13 (700 c) LTE B17 (700 bc) LTE B29 (700 de) LTE B66 (1700/2100)91.9%
Japan8B1 (2100) B8 (900) LTE B18 (800 Lower) LTE B21 (1500 Upper) LTE B28 (700 APT) LTE B41 (TD 2500) B9 (1800) B11 (1500)100%
Australia6B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850) B7 (2600) LTE B28 (700 APT) LTE B40 (TD 2300)88.5%
China5B3 (1800 +) LTE B38 (TD 2600) LTE B39 (TD 1900 +) LTE B40 (TD 2300) LTE B41 (TD 2500)82.5%
Philippines5B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850) B7 (2600) LTE B41 (TD 2500)80.5%
France5B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD) LTE B28 (700 APT)89.1%
South Korea5B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850) B7 (2600) B8 (900)99.2%
Sweden5B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B20 (800 DD) LTE B38 (TD 2600)90.1%
Czech Republic5B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B20 (800 DD)91.9%
Indonesia4B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850) B8 (900) LTE B40 (TD 2300)77.6%
United Kingdom4B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)91.3%
Poland4B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD) LTE B38 (TD 2600)89.1%
Saudi Arabia4B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B38 (TD 2600) LTE B40 (TD 2300)79.2%
Taiwan4B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B28 (700 APT)94.5%
Romania4B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD) LTE B38 (TD 2600)86.6%
Netherlands4B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B20 (800 DD)96.6%
Hong Kong4B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B40 (TD 2300)93.8%
Puerto Rico4B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B13 (700 c) LTE B17 (700 bc) LTE B25 (1900 +)89.8%
Slovenia4B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900) LTE B20 (800 DD)88%
Estonia4B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)92.9%
Guam4B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B12 (700 ac) LTE B17 (700 bc)0%
India3B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850) LTE B40 (TD 2300)80.6%
Bangladesh3B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) B8 (900)66.7%
Russia3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)79.1%
Iran3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B40 (TD 2300)0%
Germany3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)92.5%
South Africa3B1 (2100) B3 (1800 +) LTE B40 (TD 2300)83.1%
Italy3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)90.1%
Uganda3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Bolivia3B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B13 (700 c) LTE B17 (700 bc)58.4%
Dominican Republic3B2 (1900 PCS) B3 (1800 +) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)78.4%
Tajikistan3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Greece3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)86.9%
Portugal3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)87.2%
Hungary3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)90%
United Arab Emirates3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)91.5%
Austria3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)88.8%
Switzerland3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)94.6%
Singapore3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) B8 (900)94.1%
Denmark3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)94.8%
Slovakia3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)88.9%
Finland3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)92.5%
Norway3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)94.1%
Moldova3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)68.4%
Qatar3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)91.9%
Lithuania3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)93.1%
Latvia3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)88.4%
Belize3B2 (1900 PCS) LTE B5 (850) LTE B13 (700 c)0%
Jersey3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
San Marino3B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Pakistan2B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850)75.9%
Brazil2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)67.5%
Mexico2B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)73%
Kenya2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)65.9%
Colombia2B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) B7 (2600)63.1%
Spain2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)84.6%
Morocco2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)79.7%
Peru2B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)72.5%
Malaysia2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)81.7%
Venezuela2B3 (1800 +) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)0%
Sri Lanka2B3 (1800 +) LTE B40 (TD 2300)77.8%
Chile2B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) B7 (2600)70.5%
Ecuador2B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)57.7%
Guatemala2B2 (1900 PCS) LTE B5 (850)76.7%
Cambodia2B3 (1800 +) LTE B5 (850)81.8%
Belgium2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)94.4%
Belarus2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)48%
Paraguay2B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)67.9%
New Zealand2B3 (1800 +) LTE B28 (700 APT)81%
Costa Rica2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)69.5%
Ireland2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)76.9%
Oman2B3 (1800 +) LTE B40 (TD 2300)76.9%
Panama2B2 (1900 PCS) LTE B28 (700 APT)73%
Kuwait2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)71.8%
Croatia2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)85.4%
Georgia2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)83.4%
Uruguay2B2 (1900 PCS) B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)70.4%
Albania2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)79.4%
Fiji2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Macau2B3 (1800 +)| LTE B40 (TD 2300)0%
Montenegro2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)0%
Maldives2B3 (1800 +) B7 (2600)0%
Iceland2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)86%
Isle of Man2B3 (1800 +) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Dominica2B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1) LTE B17 (700 bc)0%
Cayman Islands2B3 (1800 +) LTE B17 (700 bc)0%
Monaco2B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Gibraltar2B7 (2600) LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Ethiopia1B3 (1800 +)0%
Thailand1B1 (2100)83.3%
Tanzania1LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Sudan1B1 (2100)0%
Algeria1B3 (1800 +)58.4%
Argentina1B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)74.9%
Ukraine1B7 (2600)67.3%
Angola1B3 (1800 +)0%
Uzbekistan1B7 (2600)69.8%
Zambia1B3 (1800 +)64.7%
Kazakhstan1B3 (1800 +)71%
Zimbabwe1B3 (1800 +)0%
Jordan1B3 (1800 +)71%
Honduras1B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)69.5%
Papua New Guinea1LTE B28 (700 APT)0%
Azerbaijan1B3 (1800 +)75.7%
Israel1B3 (1800 +)81.8%
Laos1B3 (1800 +)0%
Nicaragua1B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)64.2%
Serbia1B3 (1800 +)84.3%
Kyrgyzstan1B7 (2600)87.2%
Bulgaria1B3 (1800 +)86%
Turkmenistan1B7 (2600)0%
Lebanon1B3 (1800 +)79.3%
Jamaica1LTE B5 (850)67.5%
Armenia1B7 (2600)0%
Namibia1B3 (1800 +)0%
Lesotho1LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Trinidad and Tobago1B7 (2600)0%
Bahrain1B3 (1800 +)89.5%
Mauritius1B3 (1800 +)0%
Cyprus1B3 (1800 +)92.1%
Bhutan1B3 (1800 +)0%
Luxembourg1B3 (1800 +)82.7%
Malta1B3 (1800 +)0%
Brunei1B3 (1800 +)0%
Bahamas1LTE B17 (700 bc)0%
Vanuatu1LTE B40 (TD 2300)0%
Kiribati1LTE B12 (700 ac)0%
Seychelles1LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Aruba1B3 (1800 +)0%
United States Virgin Islands1B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)0%
Greenland1LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Northern Mariana Islands1LTE B12 (700 ac)0%
Turks and Caicos Islands1LTE B17 (700 bc)0%
Liechtenstein1LTE B20 (800 DD)0%
Nigeria62.6%
Egypt74.1%
Vietnam80.7%
Turkey79.3%
Myanmar76.9%
Iraq63.3%
Ghana56.8%
Nepal61%
Ivory Coast55%
Senegal54.4%
Tunisia70.4%
El Salvador71.3%
Mongolia67.1%
North Macedonia86%
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Which LTE bands are used in the US?

The biggest carriers in the US use Band 2, Band 4, Band 66 (an extension of Band 4), Band 5, extended Bands 12/17/29, and Band 30.

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