Cellular Bands (Cell)

Cellular bands have become extremely complex in their makeup and the lines between frequency bands have been blurred by the latest technology trends. It is not as clear cut as the ancient UHF or VHF bands.


Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communication separated by Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).

There are two popular categories under this band:

  1. GSM 900 from 870 MHz to 960 MHz
  2. GSM 1800 from 1,710 MHz to 1,880 MHz

The Evolution of Cellular Generations

2,100 MHz

  • Third Generation (3G)
  • Fourth Generation (4G)
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Fifth Generation (5G) ≤ 60,000 MHz

  • Fifth Generation Frequency Range Number One (5G FR1) range between 600 MHz and 6,000 MHz.
  • Fifth Generation Frequency Range Number Two (5G FR2) could cover any frequency from 24,000 MHz (24 GHz) up to 53,000 MHz (53 GHz).