5G NR mmWave FR2 Frequency Bands

5G mmWave FR2 Bands

Frequency bands for 5G NR FR2 are being separated into two different frequency ranges:

Frequency Range 1 (FR1)

Frequency Range 1 (FR1) includes sub-6GHz frequency bands, some of which are bands traditionally used by previous standards, but has been extended to cover potential new spectrum offerings from 410 MHz to 7125 MHz.

Frequency Range 2 (FR2)

Frequency Range 2 (FR2) includes frequency bands from 24.25 GHz to 52.6 GHz. Bands in this millimeter wave range have shorter range but higher available bandwidth than bands in the FR1.

Band definitions include n257, n258, n259, n260, n261

Frequency bands and channel bandwidths

From the latest published version of the 3GPP TS 38.101, the following tables list the specified frequency bands and the channel bandwidths of the 5G NR standard.

Note that the NR bands are defined with prefix of “n”. When the NR band is overlapping with the 4G LTE band, they share the same band number.

Frequency Range 2 (mmWave)

Bandƒ (GHz)Common nameSubset of bandUplink / Downlink (GHz)Channel bandwidths (MHz)
n25728LMDS26.50 – 29.5050, 100, 200, 400
n25826K-band24.25 – 27.5050, 100, 200, 400
n25941V-band39.50 – 43.5050, 100, 200, 400
n26039Ka-band37.00 – 40.0050, 100, 200, 400
n26128Ka-bandn25727.50 – 28.3550, 100, 200, 400
5G mmWave FR2 Frequency Bands

5G mmWave FR2 bands:

5G mmWave FR2 Frequency Bands

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