LTE Band 48

3GPP 4G LTE Logo
3GPP 4G LTE Logo

4G LTE B48 (TD 3600)

Band 48 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.

4G LTE Band 48 is defined as for use as follows:

Frequency Range: 3550 – 3700MHz
Width of Band: 150MHz
Channel Plan TDD (Time Division Duplex)

4G LTE in CBRS Band

In the USA, Bands 42 + Band 43 are part of CBRS, and is now defined as Band 48

Available 4G LTE Hardware for Band 48:

LTE Base Station for Band 48
CableFree LTE Base Station

4G LTE Base Station hardware

4G UE (User equipment) Terminals

(Please enquire for availability of specific devices supported for this band)

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

LTE Technology

CableFree 4G TDD-LTE Technology LTE Band 48
CableFree 4G TDD-LTE Technology LTE Band 48

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

Complete List of LTE Bands

For a complete list of E-UTRA operating bands for LTE please Click Here and another page here

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

4G LTE Technologies LTE Band 48
4G LTE Technologies LTE Band 48

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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