LTE Band 2

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LTE B2 (FD 1900)

Band 2 is an LTE operating frequency Band.  LTE is designed to work across a number of frequency bands – E-UTRA operating bands- currently ranging from 450 MHz up to 3.8GHz. The available bandwidths are also flexible starting with 1.4 MHz up to 20 MHz with Carrier Aggregation allowing use of wider multiples. LTE is developed to support both the time division duplex technology (TDD) as well as frequency division duplex (FDD).  Availability of specific bands varies per country and operator.

LTE Band 2 is defined as for use as follows:

Frequency Range: 1850 – 1910 UL / 1930 – 1990 DL
Width of Band: 60MHz
Channel Plan FDD (Frequency Division Duplex)

 

Available LTE Hardware for Band 2:

LTE Base Station
CableFree LTE Base Station

LTE Base Station hardware

  • CableFree Emerald LTE

UE (User equipment) Terminals

  • CableFree Outdoor LTE CPE
  • CableFree Desktop LTE CPE
  • CableFree MiFi Handheld CPE

Countries using Band 2:

Countries that currently operate LTE networks in this band include:

Americas – Caribbean

 Barbados Digicel 1900 2 Oct 2016 [200][201]
 Barbados FLOW 1900 2 Mar 2017 [202]
 Bermuda Digicel 1900 2 May 2017 15 MHz + 5 MHz [206][207]
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_2A_2A).
 British Virgin Islands FLOW 1900 2 Nov 2016 Nov 2016 5 MHz in use (?) [13][193][213]
 Cayman Islands FLOW 1900 2 Aug 2016 5 MHz [214][217][219]
CA[G 1] of 15 MHz (CA_2A_17A).
Available in the city of George Town.
 Trinidad and Tobago TSTT(bmobile) 1900 2 Dec 2016 10 MHz (?) [247][248]

Latin America (APT band plan)

 Belize BTL
(DigiCell)
1900 2 Dec 2016 [261][262]
 Ecuador Movistar 1900 2 May 2015 [323]
 El Salvador Movistar 1900 2 Dec 2016 15 MHz [13][193][324][325]
 Guatemala Movistar 1900 2 Oct 2014 20 MHz in use [193][327][328]
20 MHz remain for GSM services.
 Mexico Movistar 1900 2 Oct 2012 20 MHz in use [5][193][332][333]
10 MHz remain for GSM services.
 Nicaragua Movistar 1900 2 Nov 2015 15 MHz [193][338]
 Panama Claro 1900 2 Aug 2015 10 MHz in use [193][341]
10 MHz remain for GSM/UMTS services.
 Paraguay Personal 1900 2 Feb 2013 10 MHz in use [193][345][346]
5 MHz remain for UMTS services.
 Peru Claro 1900 2 May 2014 15 MHz [193][353]
 Uruguay Movistar 1900 2 Sep 2014 20 MHz [193][366][367]

USA, US Territories, Canada & Bolivia (FCC band plan)

 Canada Bell 1900 2 Jun 2015 Jun 2015 Jun 2015 2016 (?) Apr 2017
Feb 2018
(Cat 16)
10,15 or 20 MHz in use [5][391][384][385][386][387]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A).[CA 3][CA 4]
CA[G 1] of 40 MHz (CA_2A_4A_29A).[CA 1]
CA[G 1] of 45 MHz (CA_2A_4A_29A).[CA 2]
CA[G 1] of 55 MHz (CA_2A_4A_7A).[CB 2]
 United States AT&T 1900 2 May 2014 Nov 2013 [141][437]
[468][469][439]
[depends on BTA/MTA-Region]
 United States C Spire 1900 2 Sep 2012 [5][481][483][484][485]
[depends on MTA/BTA]
 United States ClearTalk 1900 2 Nov 2013 [5] (Flat Wireless, LLC)
NetAmerica Alliance Member[476]
 United States iWireless 1900 2 Dec 2015 [489][490][491]
[depends on MTA/BTA]
Coverage of Des Moines and Mason City
areas.
 United States T-Mobile 1900 2 May 2014 Jul 2014 (?) Oct 2014
(via CA)
(?) (?) Sep 2016 [141][437]
[453][454][455][456][511][457][513][514][517][522]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
LTE-U 80 MHz (Jun 2017)
15 MHz carriers in some markets
20 MHz carriers in some markets
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_2A_2A). 15+5
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A_12A). (in Trial)
 United States Verizon 1900 2 Sep 2014 Dec 2014 Aug 2016 5 or 15 MHz in use [141][532]
[541][535][536]
[537][454]
[depends on BTA/MTA-Region]
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A_13A). 15+5+10
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A_13A). 10+10+10
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_4A_4A_13A). 10+10+10
CA[G 1] of 40 MHz (CA_2A_2A_13A). 15+15+10

 

LTE Technology

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LTE is a standard defined by the 3GPP as technology for 4th generation (4G) mobile wireless networking technology.

Complete List of LTE Bands

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FDD and TDD LTE frequency bands

FDD spectrum requires pair bands, one of the uplink and one for the downlink, and TDD requires a single band as uplink and downlink are on the same frequency but time separated. As a result, there are different LTE band allocations for TDD and FDD. In some cases these bands may overlap, and it is therefore feasible, although unlikely that both TDD and FDD transmissions could be present on a particular LTE frequency band.

The greater likelihood is that a single UE or mobile will need to detect whether a TDD or FDD transmission should be made on a given band. UEs that roam may encounter both types on the same band. They will therefore need to detect what type of transmission is being made on that particular LTE band in its current location.

The different LTE frequency allocations or LTE frequency bands are allocated numbers. Currently the LTE bands between 1 & 22 are for paired spectrum, i.e. FDD, and LTE bands between 33 & 41 are for unpaired spectrum, i.e. TDD.

TDD LTE frequency band allocations

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4G LTE Technologies LTE Band 2

With the interest in TDD LTE, there are several unpaired frequency allocations that are being prepared for LTE TDD use. The TDD LTE bands are unpaired because the uplink and downlink share the same frequency, being time multiplexed.  TDD LTE is popular in ISP and closed networks where there is either predominantly Data-centric use (rather than voice), no legacy of 2G/3G, or pressure on limited spectrum available.

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