Mexico AT&T, Movistar, Telcel, Nextel and Iusacell Network Bands

One of the more confusing elements of LTE/4G/3G coverage for users in Mexico is which carrier is using which band. There are five internet service providers in Mexico, however, all of them don’t exactly come out and share the operating frequency bands readily for the most part and for consumers.

For the five carriers, only Iusacell does not open the 4G LTE network service, the AT&T, Movistar, Nextel and Telcel are providing 4G LTE network service using LTE band 4 (1700/2100Mhz) and band 2 (1900Mhz). And all the Mexico carriers use 2G GSM 850/1900mhz and 3G UMTS AWS/850/1900Mhz.

For AT&T Mexico (Formerly Iusacell and Nextel Mexico) is a wireless operator Mexican company subsidiary of AT&T Inc., which is headquartered in Mexico City. Continue reading “Mexico AT&T, Movistar, Telcel, Nextel and Iusacell Network Bands”

New Zealand Carriers LTE Bands and Unlocked 4G Modem/MiFi/CPE

What frequency bands does Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees in New Zealand use for 3G and 4G? These cellular networks operate on different frequency bands including the 700 MHz band, 1800 MHz band, and 2600 MHz band for 4G and 850 Mhz, 900Mhz, and 2100Mhz for 3G UMTS. If you want to buy an unlocked mobile phone, USB modem, mobile Wi-Fi, or LTE CPE that work for one of the Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees operators please refer the following supporting bands they use.

 

Main LTE Frequencies for New Zealand Carriers

Vodafone, Spark, 2degrees carriers utilize different frequencies on their networks, and knowing the device compatibility with the carrier network can definitely help in making the right decisions.

 

Carriers 4G Bands 3G Bands
Vodafone B3 (1800Mhz +)

B28 (700 APT)

B1 (2100)

B8 (900 GSM)

Spark B3 (1800Mhz +)

B7 (FDD 2600Mhz)

B28 (700 APT)

B1 (2100Mhz)

B5 (850)

2degrees B3 (1800Mhz +) B1 (2100)

B8 (900 GSM)

Continue reading “New Zealand Carriers LTE Bands and Unlocked 4G Modem/MiFi/CPE”

Canadian Carriers LTE Bands and Supported Unlocked 4G Modem/MiFi/CPE

Mobile networks and carriers in Canada use GSM 850/1900PCS bands, UMTS band 2/4/5 (1900PCS/1700/2100AWS1/850 Mhz), and LTE band 4/7/17 (1700/2100AWS1/2600/700bc Mhz). Check now if your phone or mobile device will work in Canada or not. If you want to buy an unlocked USB modem, mobile Wi-Fi, or LTE CPE, please choose the compatible device with the supported network bands.

We are usually asked about similar question about how to choose a right 4G LTE modem or CPE for their internet providers SIM in Canada. Many people want to buy a LTE modem/MiFi/CPE to use, however, they don’t know which one is supported their carriers’ SIM card. Because most of them donot know the LTE frequencies used by their carriers. Now take a view of the LTE bands used by the Canadian carriers. Continue reading “Canadian Carriers LTE Bands and Supported Unlocked 4G Modem/MiFi/CPE”

Verizon Says it will be the First U.S. Carrier to Roll 5G

If you thought the leap from 3G to 4G LTE was a nice bump, just wait until 5G rolls out in just a few years. When that happens, imagine a mobile world where you can download data at a blistering 20 gigabits per second, fast enough to download HD movies in a span of seconds.

Verizon (VZ) appears to have big plans for fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology this year, and the company’s chief financial officer recently pointed out 5G soon could become a reality in the United States. Continue reading “Verizon Says it will be the First U.S. Carrier to Roll 5G”

US Carriers LTE Bands and Supported LTE Modem, Mobile Hotspot & CPE

Questions: Which LTE Modem, mobile Wi-Fi, and CPE support Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular or other US Carriers?

“I’m interested in buying a 4G LTE Unlocked router that works with my Verizon SIM card, what product do you recommend with my carrier?”

“I would like to know what router I can purchase for my T-Mobile LTE SIM Card.”

We are usually asked about similar questions over the last couple of years? Many people want to buy a LTE modem/MiFi/CPE to use, however, they don’t know which one is supported their carriers’ SIM card. So since there doesn’t seem to be a quick reference guide for figuring out if a particular LTE mobile device will work on a specific carrier’s network, we now give you the guide to do.

Main LTE Frequencies for USA Carriers

Now, let’s view the 4G LTE bands and frequencies the five major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular) now use. View the most in-depth wireless carrier band and frequency chart, and you will know which LTE mobile devices you should buy with the supporting bands. Continue reading “US Carriers LTE Bands and Supported LTE Modem, Mobile Hotspot & CPE”

LTE Band 2 FDD 1900Mhz Compatible Modem, CPE & Mobile Hotspot

The LTE band 2 is officially called the PCS (Personal Communication Service) band, and is often referred to as FDD 1900MHz. The LTE band 2 is at 1850-1910 and 1930-1990 MHz, which is PCS FDD 1900 MHz.

This frequency band was designated by the United States FCC and Industry Canada to be used for new wireless services to alleviate capacity caps inherent in the original AMPS and D-AMPS cellular networks in the “850 MHz band” (specifically 800-894 MHz). These frequency bands are particular to North America and other frequency bands may be designated in other regions. Continue reading “LTE Band 2 FDD 1900Mhz Compatible Modem, CPE & Mobile Hotspot”

LTE Band 28 FDD 700Mhz Supporting Mobile Devices

The LTE Band 28 FDD 700-MHz band spans spectrum from 698 Megahertz (old TV Channel 52) to 806 MHz (old TV Channel 69). The APT 700Mhz FDD band 28 has one 45 MHz for uplink (703 – 748Mhz) and another 45 MHz for downlink (758 – 803Mhz). It is adopted by a growing number of countries across the APAC and Latin America regions confirms the strong momentum and represents a major opportunity for global spectrum harmonization for LTE systems.

LTE Band 28 FDD 700Mhz overview

The low-frequency nature of 700MHz means the mobile signal can travel relatively longer distances, which is ideal for improving the services offered to customers in rural and regional areas. For Band 28 FDD 700 APT, the coverage area is about 4 times larger than LTE2.6GHz with better indoor penetration, 45% improvement in cell-edge throughput and 40%~50% site reduction compared to LTE 1.8GHz. Reduction of extra base stations results in quick delivery of LTE to market and lower TCO for the Operator. Continue reading “LTE Band 28 FDD 700Mhz Supporting Mobile Devices”

LTE Band 41 TDD 2500Mhz Compatible Mobile Devices

LTE 3GPP Band 41 TDD 2500Mhz is a global band covering 194 MHz of LTE TDD spectrum in the 2496 MHz to 2690 MHz range. The value of the 2.5 GHz spectrum band is derived from the value of the services that can be provided from the use of the spectrum. A spectrum band that requires more capital investment to deploy a broadband network is less valuable than a spectrum band that requires less capital investment for the same coverage and service.

LTE Band 41 TDD 2500Mhz overview

The U.S. 2.5 GHz spectrum band (2496 to 2690 MHz) has its origin in the approximately 190 MHz of spectrum in the 2.1 to 2.2 GHz and 2.5 to 2.7 GHz bands allocated previously to the Multipoint Distribution Service (“MDS”) and Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (“MMDS”) – collectively referred to as MDS – and the Instructional Television Fixed Service. The MDS/ITFS spectrum was licensed in six MHz channels on a site-specific basis, similar to the TV broadcast band, but with a 35-mile radius protection zone around transmit sites. MDS and ITFS channels were interleaved since they were both used for fixed point-to-point or fixed point-to-multipoint video transmissions. Continue reading “LTE Band 41 TDD 2500Mhz Compatible Mobile Devices”

LTE Band 4 AWS (1700/2100Mhz) Compatible Mobile Devices

LTE FDD Band 4 AWS (1700/2100Mhz) is a wireless telecommunications spectrum band used for mobile voice and data services, video, and messaging. The LTE AWS is widely used in Americas, such as in USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Ecudor, etc.

 

LTE Band 4 AWS (1700/2100) overview

Band 4 (AWS 1700/2100MHz) uses microwave frequencies in two segments: from 1710 to 1755 MHz for uplink, and from 2110 to 2155 MHz for downlink. The Width of the band is 45MHz, duplexing spacing is 400MHz and band gap is 355MHz. Continue reading “LTE Band 4 AWS (1700/2100Mhz) Compatible Mobile Devices”

LTE Band 5 FDD 850Mhz Compatible Modem Routers

The LTE Band 5 FDD 850MHz frequency isn’t a mainstream band for LTE deployment globally, but has been used mainly in deployments in Asian markets such as Korea and Philippines and America areas.

LTE Band 5 overview

LTE band 5 is at frequency bands 824-849 MHz and 869-894 MHz, which is FDD 850Mhz and bandwidth at 25MHz. It’s the reframing of GSM 850MHz and most commonly deployed in North America and Latin America areas.

For the lower frequency, 850MHz is able to better penetrate through obstacles – such as buildings. This improved signal strength means data can be transmitted to a compatible device faster than when there is poor signal strength.

LTE Band 5 FDD 850MhzOperators

United States: Sprint, U.S. Cellular,

Cambodia: SEATEL

Indonesia: Smartfren / Esia

Malaysia: Telekom Malaysia

Philippines: Smart

South Korea: LG U+, SK Telecom

Australia: Vodafone Continue reading “LTE Band 5 FDD 850Mhz Compatible Modem Routers”