5G mmWave Band n260 (39 GHz)

5G mmWave Band n260 (39 GHz) is a frequency band defined for Millimeter-Wave communication in 5G-NR networks

5G Band n260 Details:

5G Band Name

Band n260 (39 GHz)

Duplex Mode


Operating Band (MHz)

37000 to 40000 MHz


2229167 to 2279166

Supported Channel Bandwidths

50 100 200 400 MHz

Band n260 Overview

The mmWave 39 GHz band is currently the highest-defined frequency 5G band in the FR2 range. Development of mmWave 39 GHz band is ongoing and is headed up by the 3GPP TR 38.815. Like all mmWave bands, n260 is intended for short range transmission at high data rates.

Popularity and interest in mmWave 39 GHz band is largely due to:

  • Availability of Spectrum : large portions of the spectrum are underutilised, allowing several hundred megahertz to be dedicated to 5G services
  • High Capacity Services are possible
  • Dense frequency reuse due to limited propagation in busy city areas and within office buildings

5G FR2 mmWave coverage

5G “millimeter wave” (mmWave) in the 24 GHz, 26GHz, 28GHz, 37-40GHz range use higher frequencies than 4G, and as a result, some 5G signals are not capable of traveling large distances (over a few hundred meters), unlike 4G or lower frequency 5G signals (sub 6 GHz). This requires placing 5G base stations every few hundred meters in order to use higher frequency bands. Also, these higher frequency 5G signals cannot penetrate solid objects easily, such as cars, trees, and walls, because of the nature of these higher frequency electromagnetic waves. 5G cells can be deliberately designed to be as inconspicuous as possible, which finds applications in places like restaurants and shopping malls.

5G Frequency Bands

5G Frequency Bands n260 39GHz

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