5G Frequency Bands
Frequency bands within the scope of Release 15 in 3GPP are divided into two frequency ranges:
- Frequency range 1 (FR1) includes all existing and new bands below 6 GHz.
- Frequency range 2 (FR2) includes new bands in the range 24.25 – 52.6 GHz.
The frequency bands where NR will operate are in both paired and unpaired spectra, NR supports both FDD and TDD operation
The Carrier bandwidth available in frequency ranges FR1 and FR2 are given in the table:
Release 15 of the 3GPP specifications for NR includes 26 operating bands in frequency range 1 and three in frequency range 2.
Bands Defined by 3GPP for NR in Frequency Range 1:
Bands Defined by 3GPP for NR in Frequency Range 2