Supported 5G Bands india list

List of Supported 5G Bands in India

5G bands can be classified into three classes based on their frequencies

India started the 5G spectrum auctions on 26th July 2022. The auction was concluded on 1st August 2022. The participants were India’s major telecom operators — Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vi (Vodafone-Idea), and a new player, Adani Data Networks. The Government of India received a record total of ₹1.5 lakh crore from the auction. Jio bought nearly more than half the bidding for over ₹88,000 crores. This was followed by Airtel, which spent over ₹43,000 crores on the bidding.

Now that the spectrum bidding has been concluded let’s know what 5G bands are supported in India. Whether you have a 5G smartphone or you are planning to buy a 5G smartphone in future, this list of 5G bands will help you find if the smartphone has compatible 5G bands or not.

Which 5G Bands are Supported in India?

The 5G bands supported in India can be classified into three classes based on their frequencies— low-band, mid-band, and high-band mmWave. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has floated a variety of frequency bands ranging from 600 MHz to up to 26 GHz.

  • The low-band frequencies include 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, and 2500 MHz.
  • In contrast, the mid-band frequency is 3300 MHz.
  • Lastly, the spectrum also includes a high-band frequency of up to 26 GHz, known as mmWave. All telecom operators have acquired all kinds of frequency bands.

The telecom operators seem to be most interested in the low-band 700MHz (n28) and mid-band 3500MHz (n78). The n78 band can deliver speeds up to 1Gbps. Its cost efficiency and worldwide compatibility make it attractive to telecom service providers. Thankfully, several 5G phones from smartphone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus support the n78 5G band.

Even phones with just one or two 5G bands like the OnePlus Nord, the OnePlus 9 and others will also support 5G in India. This is because of the n78 5G band and its adoption by India’s telecom giants. The n28 5G band is another frequency band supported by almost all telecom operators in India.

Besides the widely supported 700 MHz n78 band, Adani Data Networks and Jio are also interested in the ultra-fast mmWave 5G bands. The n258, the one collecting most of the interest, is a 26 GHz ultra-low latency 5G band that can deliver speeds up to 10Gbps.

Here is the list of Supported 5G Bands in India

  • 600MHz- n71
  • 700MHz- n28
  • 800MHz- n5
  • 900MHz- n8
  • 1800MHz- n3
  • 2100MHz- n1
  • 2300MHz- n40
  • 2500MHz- n41
  • (3300 – 3800MHz)- n78
  • (3300 – 4200MHz)- n77
  • (4400 – 5000MHz)- n79
  • 26GHz (24.25 – 27.5 GHz)- n258

Final Words

The 5G bands mentioned above are expected to be used by service providers in different regions of the country. You must check whether the smartphone you wish to purchase has the 5G frequency bands available in your country. This would help you get a good 5G network experience.

About Mehtab Ansari

Mehtab Ansari is a contributing writer to DealNTech. At DealNTech he covers Mobile and Android related news. One of the things he loves to do is explain to people how they can use technology for their benefit.

4 comments

  1. Which bands will available in kerala?

  2. New 5G sim apply

  3. How this 5G network is useful and it’s plus points do l have to buy new smartphone or new sim card will it operate in my present phone

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