UMTS frequency band

UARFCN calculator

UARFCN
UMTS Absolute radio-frequency channel number
UMTS
Universal Mobile Telecommunication System

UTRA frequency band (FDD 25.101, TDD 25.102)

Increasing band
Band Name Downlink (MHz) Bandwidth
(MHz)
Uplink (MHz) Duplex
spacing (MHz)
Equivalent
GSM band
Low Middle High Low Middle High
Uarfcn : Associated freq MHz¹ Uarfcn : Associated freq MHz¹
1 2100 2110
10562 : 2112.4
2140
10700 : 2140
2170
10838 : 2167.6
60 1920
9612 : 1922.4
1950
9750 : 1950
1980
9888 : 1977.6
190
2 1900 PCS 1930
9662 : 1932.4
1960
9800 : 1960
1990
9938 : 1987.6
60 1850
9262 : 1852.4
1880
9400 : 1880
1910
9538 : 1907.6
80 PCS 1900
3 1800 DCS 1805
1162 : 1807.4
1842.5
1338 : 1842.6
1880
1513 : 1877.6
75 1710
937 : 1712.4
1747.5
1113 : 1747.6
1785
1288 : 1782.6
95 DCS 1800
4 AWS-1 2110
1537 : 2112.4
2132.5
1638 : 2132.6
2155
1738 : 2152.6
45 1710
1312 : 1712.4
1732.5
1413 : 1732.6
1755
1513 : 1752.6
400
5 850 869
4357 : 871.4
881.5
4408 : 881.6
894
4458 : 891.6
25 824
4132 : 826.4
836.5
4183 : 836.6
849
4233 : 846.6
45 GSM 850
6 850 Japan 875
4387 : 877.4
880
4400 : 880
885
4413 : 882.6
10 830
4162 : 832.4
835
4175 : 835
840
4188 : 837.6
45
7 2600 2620
2237 : 2622.4
2655
2400 : 2655
2690
2563 : 2687.6
70 2500
2012 : 2502.4
2535
2175 : 2535
2570
2338 : 2567.6
120
8 900 GSM 925
2937 : 927.4
942.5
3013 : 942.6
960
3088 : 957.6
35 880
2712 : 882.4
897.5
2788 : 897.6
915
2863 : 912.6
45 E-GSM 900
9 1800 Japan 1845
9237 : 1847.4
1862.4
9312 : 1862.4
1879.8
9387 : 1877.4
34.8 1750
8762 : 1752.4
1767.4
8837 : 1767.4
1784.8
8912 : 1782.4
95
10 AWS-1+ 2110
3112 : 2112.4
2140
3250 : 2140
2170
3388 : 2167.6
60 1710
2887 : 1712.4
1740
3025 : 1740
1770
3163 : 1767.6
400
11 1500 Lower 1476
3712 : 1478.4
1485.9
3750 : 1486
1495.8
3787 : 1493.4
19.8 1428
3487 : 1430.4
1437.9
3525 : 1438
1447.8
3562 : 1445.4
48
12 700 a 729
3842 : 731.4
737.5
3873 : 737.6
746
3903 : 743.6
17 699
3617 : 701.4
707.5
3648 : 707.6
716
3678 : 713.6
30
13 700 c 746
4017 : 748.4
751
4030 : 751
756
4043 : 753.6
10 777
3792 : 779.4
782
3805 : 782
787
3818 : 784.6
-31
14 700 PS 758
4117 : 760.4
763
4130 : 763
768
4143 : 765.6
10 788
3892 : 790.4
793
3905 : 793
798
3918 : 795.6
-30
19 800 Japan 875
712 : 877.4
882.5
738 : 882.6
890
763 : 887.6
15 830
312 : 832.4
837.5
338 : 837.6
845
363 : 842.6
45
20 800 DD 791
4512 : 793.4
806
4575 : 806
821
4638 : 818.6
30 832
4287 : 834.4
847
4350 : 847
862
4413 : 859.6
-41
21 1500 Upper 1496
862 : 1498.4
1503.4
887 : 1503.4
1510.8
912 : 1508.4
14.8 1448
462 : 1450.4
1455.4
487 : 1455.4
1462.8
512 : 1460.4
48
22 3500 3510
4662 : 3512.4
3550
4850 : 3550
3590
5038 : 3587.6
80 3410
4437 : 3412.4
3450
4625 : 3450
3490
4813 : 3487.6
100
25 1900+ 1930
5112 : 1932.4
1962.5
5263 : 1962.6
1995
5413 : 1992.6
65 1850
4887 : 1852.4
1882.5
5038 : 1882.6
1915
5188 : 1912.6
80
26 850+ 859
5762 : 861.4
876.5
5838 : 876.6
894
5913 : 891.6
35 814
5537 : 816.4
831.5
5613 : 831.6
849
5688 : 846.6
45
32 1500 L-band 1452
6617 : 1454.4
1474
6715 : 1474
1496
6813 : 1493.6
44 Downlink only
TDD Comment
33 TD 1900 1900
9500
1910
9550
1920
9600
20 A(lo)
34 TD 2000 2010
10050
2017.5
10088
2025
10125
15 A(hi)
35 TD PCS Lower 1850
9250
1880
9400
1910
9550
60 B(lo)
36 TD PCS Upper 1930
9650
1960
9800
1990
9950
60 B(hi)
37 TD PCS Center gap 1910
9550
1920
9600
1930
9650
20 C
38 TD 2600 2570
12850
2595
12975
2620
13100
50 D
39 TD 1900+ 1880
9400
1900
9500
1920
9600
40 F
40 TD 2300 2300
11500
2350
11750
2400
12000
100 E

DD
Digital Dividend
PS
Public Safety
+
Extended band

(¹) : channel numbers that designate carrier frequencies up to 2.5MHz close to the operating band edges shall not be used,
so that the 5MHz carrier does not extend beyond the operating band edge

UTRA additional UARFCN channels

Band Formula
offset
Uarfcn Frequency (MHz)
2  Downlink 1850.1 412  437  462  487  512  537  
562  587  612  637  662  687  
1932.5  1937.5  1942.5  1947.5  1952.5  1957.5  
1962.5  1967.5  1972.5  1977.5  1982.5  1987.5  
 Uplink 1850.1 12  37  62  87  112  137  
162  187  212  237  262  287  
1852.5  1857.5  1862.5  1867.5  1872.5  1877.5  
1882.5  1887.5  1892.5  1897.5  1902.5  1907.5  
4  Downlink 1735.1 1887  1912  1937  1962  1987  2012  
2037  2062  2087  
2112.5  2117.5  2122.5  2127.5  2132.5  2137.5  
2142.5  2147.5  2152.5  
 Uplink 1380.1 1662  1687  1712  1737  1762  1787  
1812  1837  1862  
1712.5  1717.5  1722.5  1727.5  1732.5  1737.5  
1742.5  1747.5  1752.5  
5  Downlink 670.1 1007  1012  1032  1037  1062  1087  
871.5  872.5  876.5  877.5  882.5  887.5  
 Uplink 670.1 782  787  807  812  837  862  
826.5  827.5  831.5  832.5  837.5  842.5  
6  Downlink 670.1 1037  1062   877.5  882.5  
 Uplink 670.1 812  837   832.5  837.5  
7  Downlink 2105.1 2587  2612  2637  2662  2687  2712  
2737  2762  2787  2812  2837  2862  
2887  2912  
2622.5  2627.5  2632.5  2637.5  2642.5  2647.5  
2652.5  2657.5  2662.5  2667.5  2672.5  2677.5  
2682.5  2687.5  
 Uplink 2030.1 2362  2387  2412  2437  2462  2487  
2512  2537  2562  2587  2612  2637  
2662  2687  
2502.5  2507.5  2512.5  2517.5  2522.5  2527.5  
2532.5  2537.5  2542.5  2547.5  2552.5  2557.5  
2562.5  2567.5  
10  Downlink 1430.1 3412  3437  3462  3487  3512  3537  
3562  3587  3612  3637  3662  3687  
2112.5  2117.5  2122.5  2127.5  2132.5  2137.5  
2142.5  2147.5  2152.5  2157.5  2162.5  2167.5  
 Uplink 1075.1 3187  3212  3237  3262  3287  3312  
3337  3362  3387  3412  3437  3462  
1712.5  1717.5  1722.5  1727.5  1732.5  1737.5  
1742.5  1747.5  1752.5  1757.5  1762.5  1767.5  
12  Downlink -54.9 3932  3957  3962  3987  3992   731.5  736.5  737.5  742.5  743.5  
 Uplink -39.9 3707  3732  3737  3762  3767   701.5  706.5  707.5  712.5  713.5  
13  Downlink -64.9 4067  4092   748.5  753.5  
 Uplink 11.1 3842  3867   779.5  784.5  
14  Downlink -72.9 4167  4192   760.5  765.5  
 Uplink 2.1 3942  3967   790.5  795.5  
19  Downlink 720.1 787  812  837   877.5  882.5  887.5  
 Uplink 755.1 387  412  437   832.5  837.5  842.5  
25  Downlink 674.1 6292  6317  6342  6367  6392  6417  
6442  6467  6492  6517  6542  6567  
6592  
1932.5  1937.5  1942.5  1947.5  1952.5  1957.5  
1962.5  1967.5  1972.5  1977.5  1982.5  1987.5  
1992.5  
 Uplink 639.1 6067  6092  6117  6142  6167  6192  
6217  6242  6267  6292  6317  6342  
6367  
1852.5  1857.5  1862.5  1867.5  1872.5  1877.5  
1882.5  1887.5  1892.5  1897.5  1902.5  1907.5  
1912.5  
26  Downlink -325.9 5937  5962  5987  5992  6012  6017  
6037  6042  6062  6067  6087  
861.5  866.5  871.5  872.5  876.5  877.5  
881.5  882.5  886.5  887.5  891.5  
 Uplink -325.9 5712  5737  5762  5767  5787  5792  
5812  5817  5837  5842  5862  
816.5  821.5  826.5  827.5  831.5  832.5  
836.5  837.5  841.5  842.5  846.5  
32  Downlink 87.1 6837  6862  6887  6912  6937  6962  
6987  7012  
1454.5  1459.5  1464.5  1469.5  1474.5  1479.5  
1484.5  1489.5  
 Uplink 0

UTRA spectrum

UMTS spectrum

UTRA band overlap

Band Name Band overlap
Full (MFBI) Partial
FDD
1 2100 2,4,10,25
2 1900 PCS 25 1,3,9
3 1800 DCS 9 2,4,10,25
4 AWS-1 10 1,3,9
5 850 6,19,26 8,20
6 850 Japan 5,19,26 8,20
7 2600
8 900 GSM 5,6,19,26
9 1800 Japan 3 2,4,10,25
10 AWS-1+ 4 1,3,9
11 1500 Lower 32
12 700 a
13 700 c
14 700 PS 20
19 800 Japan 5,6,26 8,20
20 800 DD 5,6,14,19,26
21 1500 Upper 32
22 3500
25 1900+ 2 1,3,9
26 850+ 5,6,19 8,20
32 1500 L-band 21
TDD
33, A(lo) TD 1900 39 35,37
34, A(hi) TD 2000
35, B(lo) TD PCS Lower 33,37,39
36, B(hi) TD PCS Upper 37
37, C TD PCS Center gap 33,35,36,39
38, D TD 2600
39, F TD 1900+ 33 35,37
40, E TD 2300

Carrier frequency and UARFCN range

Band Downlink Uplink Range
FFDL_Offset (MHz) Range of NDL FFUL_Offset (MHz) Range of NUL
FDD
1 0 10562 .. 10838 0 9612 .. 9888 276
2 0 9662 .. 9938 0 9262 .. 9538 276
3 1575 1162 .. 1513 1525 937 .. 1288 351
4 1805 1537 .. 1738 1450 1312 .. 1513 201
5 0 4357 .. 4458 0 4132 .. 4233 101
6 0 4387 .. 4413 0 4162 .. 4188 26
7 2175 2237 .. 2563 2100 2012 .. 2338 326
8 340 2937 .. 3088 340 2712 .. 2863 151
9 0 9237 .. 9387 0 8762 .. 8912 150
10 1490 3112 .. 3388 1135 2887 .. 3163 276
11 736 3712 .. 3787 733 3487 .. 3562 75
12 -37 3842 .. 3903 -22 3617 .. 3678 61
13 -55 4017 .. 4043 21 3792 .. 3818 26
14 -63 4117 .. 4143 12 3892 .. 3918 26
19 735 712 .. 763 770 312 .. 363 51
20 -109 4512 .. 4638 -23 4287 .. 4413 126
21 1326 862 .. 912 1358 462 .. 512 50
22 2580 4662 .. 5038 2525 4437 .. 4813 376
25 910 5112 .. 5413 875 4887 .. 5188 301
26 -291 5762 .. 5913 -291 5537 .. 5688 151
32 131 6617 .. 6813 196
TDD
33 0 9500 .. 9600 100
34 0 10050 .. 10125 75
35 0 9250 .. 9550 300
36 0 9650 .. 9950 300
37 0 9550 .. 9650 100
38 0 12850 .. 13100 250
39 0 9400 .. 9600 200
40 0 11500 .. 12000 500

50 units equals 10MHz

Example 1 : band 3, downlink frequency 1842.6 MHz

NDL = 5(FDL - FDL_Offset)

NDL = 5(1842.6 – 1575) = 1338

FDL = FDL_Offset + (NDL)/5

FDL = 1575 + 1338/5 = 1842.6 MHz

Example 2 : band 8, uplink frequency 942.6 MHz

NUL = 5(FUL - FUL_Offset)

NUL = 5(942.6 – 340) = 3013

FUL = FUL_Offset + (NUL)/5

FUL = 340 + 3013/5 = 942.6 MHz

Example 3 : UARFCN additional = 1987, band 4

FDL = (NDL)/5 + FDL_Offset

FDL = 1987/5 + 1735.1 = 2132.5 MHz