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What are the UK 4G and 5G Frequencies

We occasionally get asked about the different bands used for 4G and 5G networks in the UK.  Here is a summary of the information relating to the 4G and 5G bands.  There are nine bands used in the UK.  These are listed below.
  • 800MHz (Band 20)
  • 900MHz (Band 8)
  • 1400MHz SDL (Band 32)
  • 1800MHz (Band 3)
  • 2100MHz (Band 1)
  • 2300MHz (Band 40)
  • 2600MHz FDD (Band 7)
  • 2600MHz TDD (Band 38)
  • 3400MHz (Band 42)
The UK has four main UK networks.  These are EE, Vodafone, O2 and 3 Mobile.  These networks use specific bands for their 4G and 5G mobile services.  

EE

800MHz (4G)

1800MHz (2G & 4G)

2100MHz (3G & 4G)

2600MHz (4G)

3400MHz (5G)

Vodafone

800MHz (4G)

900MHz (2G & 3G)

1400MHz (4G)

1800MHz (2G)

2100MHz (3G)

2600MHz (4G)

3400MHz (5G)

O2

800MHz (4G)

900MHz (2G & 3G)

1800MHz (2G & 4G)

2100MHz (3G & 4G)

2300MHz (4G)

3400MHz (5G)

3 Mobile

800MHz (4G)

1400MHz (4G)

1800MHz (4G)

2100MHz (3G)

3400MHz (5G)

3600-4000MHz (5G)

These 4G and 5G mobile frequencies are for the four main UK mobile networks.  There are also other mobile phone companies that offer 4G and 5G SIM Cards.  These companies are MVNO’s (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) and some of these brands include Virgin Media, Tesco Mobile and GIFFGAFF.  You can learn about the UK 4G and 5G Networks and MVNO’s at our 4G / 5G SIM Providers page.

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