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Mobile Networks

This is not a technical article. It is just for reference.

Some information may be outdated.

Standards and Generations

StandardProtocolsGenerationsTheoretical Speed
GSMCSD2G9.6kbps
HSCSD2G38.4kbps
GPRS2.5G56~114kbps
EDGE2.75G384kbps
UMTSW-CDMA3G2Mbps
TD-SCDMA3G
HSPA3.5G14Mbps down, 2Mbps up
HSPA+3.75G42.2Mbps
LTELTE-FDD3.9G300Mbps
LTE-TDD3.9G
LTE-A4G1Gbps
CDMAcdmaOne2G14.4kbps(A), 115kbps(B)
CDMA2000 1X2.5G153kbps
CDMA2000 1xEVDO3G2.4Mbps(Rel.0), 3.1Mbps(Rev.A)

Frequency Bands

Being used only

GSM

  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900

UMTS

W-CDMA

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 19

Note: Band 9, 11 and 19 are only used in Japan.

TD-SCDMA

  • 34
  • 39

Note: TD-SCDMA is only used by China Mobile.

LTE

LTE-FDD

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 25
  • 26
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 66
  • 71

LTE-TDD

  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41

CDMA

  • 0
  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
  • 10

Note: Band 4 is only used in Korea. Band 10 is only used in the USA.

Frequency Bands by Country

Australia

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1, 5, 8
  • LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 28, 40

Optus

  • GSM: 900
  • UMTS: 1, 8
  • LTE: 1, 3, 7, 28, 40

Telstra

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1, 5
  • LTE: 1, 3, 28

Virgin Mobile

  • GSM: 900
  • UMTS: 1, 8
  • LTE: 1, 3, 7, 28, 40

Vodafone

  • GSM: 900
  • UMTS: 1, 8
  • LTE: 1, 3, 5

Japan

  • UMTS: 1, 8, 9, 11, 19
  • LTE: 1, 8, 9, 11, 18, 19, 21, 28, 41
  • CDMA: 0, 6

KDDI au

Approved devices only

  • LTE: 1, 11, 18, 41
  • CDMA: 0, 6

NTT Docomo

  • UMTS: 1, 9, 19
  • LTE: 1, 9, 19, 21, 28

Softbank

  • UMTS: 1, 8, 11
  • LTE: 1, 8, 9, 41

Taiwan

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1, 8
  • LTE: 3, 7, 8, 28

Chunghwa Telecom

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1
  • LTE: 3, 7, 8

FarEasTone

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1
  • LTE: 3, 28

T Star

  • UMTS: 8
  • LTE: 8

Taiwan Mobile

  • GSM: 1800
  • UMTS: 1
  • LTE: 3, 28

China

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1, 34, 39
  • LTE: 3, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • CDMA: 0, 6

China Mobile

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 34, 39
  • LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41

China Telecom

Approved devices only

  • LTE: 3, 41
  • CDMA: 0, 6

China Unicom

  • GSM: 900, 1800
  • UMTS: 1
  • LTE: 3, 41
en/misc/mobile_networks.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/13 21:27 by まこと