LTE Band 4

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LTE B4 (FD 1700)

Band 4 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 4 is defined as for use as follows:

Frequency Range: 1710 – 1755 UL / 2110 – 2155 DL
Width of Band: 60MHz
Channel Plan FDD (Frequency Division Duplex)

 

Available LTE Hardware for Band 4:

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 3:

Countries that currently operate LTE networks in this band include:

Americas – Caribbean

 Antigua and Barbuda FLOW 1700 4 Nov 2014 [190][191]
 Bahamas Aliv 1700 4 Nov 2016 (?) 15 MHz [198][199]
 Dominican Republic Claro 1700 4 Jul 2014 Jul 2017 40 MHz [223][224][225][226]
4×4 MIMO
CA[G 1] of 40 MHz (CA_4A_4A).
 Jamaica FLOW 1700 4 Dec 2016 Dec 2016 20 MHz [236][237]
Available in the cities of Kingston and Montego Bay and the towns of Spanish TownPortmoreOcho Rios and Mandeville.

Latin America

 Argentina Claro 1700 4 Jun 2015 10 MHz [5][193][254]
 Argentina Movistar 1700 4 Dec 2014 Oct 2017
(via CA)
10 MHz [193][256][255]
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_4A_28A).
 Argentina Personal 1700 4 Dec 2014 Dec 2016 15 MHz [193][258][257]
CA[G 1] of 25 MHz (CA_4A_28A).
 Chile WOM 1700 4 Nov 2015 20 MHz in use [193][303][304]
10 MHz remain for UMTS services.
 Colombia Avantel 1700 4 Aug 2014 N/A 15 MHz [193][305]
 Colombia Movistar 1700 4 Sep 2016 Dec 2013 N/A 15 MHz [193][310][311]
 Colombia Tigo / ETB 1700 4 Dec 2013 N/A 15 MHz [193][311][312]
 Ecuador Claro 1700 4 Jul 2015 20 MHz [319][320]
 Ecuador CNT Mobile 1700 4 Dec 2013 20 MHz [5][193][321][322]
 Honduras Claro 1700 4 Mar 2015 [330]
 Honduras Tigo 1700 4 Dec 2014 [331]
 Mexico AT&T 1700 4 Oct 2014 10 MHz [193][334][335]
5 MHz remain for UMTS services.
 Mexico Telcel 1700 4 Nov 2012 10-15 MHz [193][336]
 Nicaragua Claro 1700 4 Oct 2015 [337]
 Paraguay Claro 1700 4 Apr 2016 15 MHz [193][344]
 Paraguay Tigo 1700 4 Apr 2016 15 MHz [193][347]
 Paraguay VOX 1700 4 Dec 2012 15 MHz [193][348][349]
 Peru Movistar 1700 4 Jan 2014 (?) Jul 2016 20 MHz [193][354][355][356][357][358]
CA[G 1] of 35 MHz (CA_7A_28A).
 Peru Entel 1700 4 Oct 2014 20 MHz [193][355][359][360][361]
 Uruguay ANTEL 1700 4 Dec 2011 (?) Dec 2017 Dec 2017 20 MHz [193][362][363]
256 QAM
CA[G 1] of 50 MHz (CA_4A_(?)A_28A).
 Uruguay Claro 1700 4 Feb 2014 10 MHz [193][364][365]
 Venezuela Movilnet 1700 4 Jan 2017 [371]

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

 Bolivia Viva 1700 4 Jul 2015 15 MHz [193][379]
 Canada Bell 1700 4 Sep 2011 Jun 2015 Jun 2015 2016 (?) Apr 2017
Feb 2018
(Cat 16)
10 or 20 MHz in use [5][388][389][390][391][384][385][392][386][387]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A).[CA 3][CA 4]
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_4A_7A).[CB 1]
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]
 Canada Eastlink 1700 4 Feb 2013 20 MHz [388][395][396]
License in NLNSPENB & Northern ON.
 Canada Freedom 1700 4 Nov 2016 Nov 2016 Nov 2016 15 MHz in use [388][397][398]
4×4 MIMO
5 MHz remain for UMTS services.
Available in Eastern ON.
 Canada Rogers 1700 4 Mar 2015 Jul 2011 Oct 2014
(via CA)
Jan 2015 20 MHz in use [5][141][388][405][406][401][407][402][403][408]
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_4A_12A). (Cat.4)
CA[G 1] of 40 MHz (CA_4A_7A).
 Canada SaskTel 1700 4 Jan 2013 20 MHz in use [388][411][412]
Available in SK.
 Canada Telus 1700 4 Apr 2016 Feb 2012 (?) (?) (?) Jul 2017 20 MHz [5][415][416][417][418]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
CA[G 1] of 50 MHz (CA_4A_7A_29A).
 Canada Vidéotron 1700 4 Nov 2017 Sep 2014 Sep 2014 20 MHz [388][420][421]
Available in QC & Eastern ON.
 American Samoa BlueSky 1700 4 Mar 2017 Mar 2017
(via CA)
10 MHz [424]
 Guam GTA 1700 c 4 Oct 2013 5 MHz [5][425]
[EA #173][B 1][426]
(Pulse Mobile LLC)
 Puerto Rico AT&T 1700 d e 4 May 2014 Nov 2011 10 MHz [437]
[442][439]
[REAG #10][B 2][B 3][426]
 Puerto Rico Claro
(PRTC)
1700 b 4 Nov 2016 Nov 2016
(via CA)
10 MHz [443]
[EA #174][B 4][446]
CA[G 1] of 15 MHz (CA_4A_17A). (Cat.4)
 Puerto Rico T-Mobile 1700 f 4 May 2014 Jul 2013 10 MHz [437]
[453][454][455][456][457][458]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
LTE-U 80 MHz (Jun 2017)
[REAG #10][B 5][426]
 United States AlaskaCommGCI 1700 4 Oct 2012 [5][460][461]
Alaska Wireless Network (AWN)[462]
 United States AT&T 1700 4 May 2014 Sep 2011 Mar 2014
(via CA)
5-10 MHz [141][437]
[463][464][439]
[depends on CMA/EA/REAG-Region][426]
Block A (10 MHz) [depends on CMA/EA-Region][B 6][426]
Block B (10 MHz) [depends on CMA/EA-Region][B 4]
Block C (5 MHz) [depends on CMA/EA-Region][B 1]
Block D (5 MHz) [REAG #3, 5, 7][B 2]
Block E (5 MHz) [REAG #5, 6, 7][B 3]
CA[G 1] of 15 MHz (CA_4A_17A). (Cat.4)
 United States Big River Broadband 1700 a 4 Aug 2012 15 MHz [5][474] FWB[D 1]
[CMA #516, 521][B 6][426]
 United States Bug Tussel Wireless 1700 4 Apr 2017 (?) 10 MHz [480]
 United States C Spire 1700 a b c 4 Sep 2012 15 MHz [483][484][485]
Block A [CMA #46, 127, 139, 246, 265, 369,
651][B 6][426]
Block B [EA #39][B 6][426]
Block C [EA #74, 77, 78, 80][B 6][426]
 United States ClearTalk 1700 4 Nov 2013 [5][486] (Flat Wireless, LLC)
NetAmerica Alliance Member[476]
 United States iWireless 1700 a 4 Dec 2015 10 MHz [489][490][491]
[CMA #98, 195, 201, 286, 296, 416, 417,
422][A 1][428]
(Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc.)
(CMA #412, 413, 414, 416, 418, 421, 423, 426)
 United States Mosaic Telecom 1700 a 4 Jul 2011 [5][494]
[CMA #708][B 6][426]
 United States Space Data Corporation 1700 a 4 Oct 2012 [499]
[CMA #315][B 6][426]
LTE over satellite backhaul in Atqasuk (AK).[500]
 United States T-Mobile 1700 4 May 2014 Mar 2013 Oct 2014
(via CA)
(?) (?) Sep 2016 [141][437]
[453][454][455][456][511][457][513][522][523][524]
4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM
LTE-U 80 MHz (Jun 2017)
Block A (10 MHz) [depends on CMA][B 6]
Block B (10 MHz) [depends on EA][B 4]
Block C (5 MHz) [depends on EA][B 1]
Block D (5 MHz) [REAG #1, 2, 4, 6][B 2]
Block E (5 MHz) [REAG #1 to 4, 8][B 3][525][526]
Block F (10 MHz) [REAG #5, 6, 8][B 5][426]
15 MHz carriers in some markets
20 MHz carriers in some markets
CA[G 1] of 15 MHz (CA_4A_4A). 10+5
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_4A_4A). 10+10
CA[G 1] of 30 MHz (CA_2A_4A_12A). (in Trial)
 United States Verizon 1700 4 Sep 2014 Oct 2013 May 2014
(via CA)
Aug 2016 5 or 10 MHz in use [141][532]
[539][534][535]
[536][537][540]
[454]
Block A (10 MHz) [depends on CMA][B 6]
Block B (10 MHz) [depends on EA][B 4]
Block C (5 MHz) [depends on EA][B 1]
Block D (5 MHz) [REAG #8][B 2]
Block F (10 MHz) [REAG #1 to 4][B 2][426]
CA[G 1] of 20 MHz (CA_4A_13A). 10+10
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
 United States VTel Wireless 1700 4 Jul 2014 [5]
 U.S. Virgin Islands AT&T 1700 d e 4 May 2014 Jul 2013 10 MHz [5][141][437]
[546][439]
[REAG #10][B 2][B 3][426]

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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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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