LTE Band 28 (700 MHz) Operators and LTE Devices for B28

LTE is used by the network providers in various frequency ranges. In the future, the area around 700 MHz(LTE Band 28) will be increasingly used. There are already some end devices such as 4G USB modems, LTE mobile hotspot, wireless routers, smartphones and tablets, which support LTE Band 28 and thus future-proof. The frequency bands around 700 MHz have so far been used for mobile communications worldwide by many carriers, see below the list of the operators who had deployed the LTE Band 28 below.

 

Country Network Provider/Operator Launch Date
Bhutan Tashicell April 2016
Japan KDDI Oct 2015
Japan NTT DoCoMo Jan 2015
Japan SoftBank Jan 2015
Maldives Ooredoo Apr 2013
Mongolia Unitel Nov 2016
Philippines Globe Jun 2016
Philippines Smart Jun 2016
Taiwan Ambit May 2015
Taiwan APT Dec 2014
Taiwan FarEasTone Jun 2014
Taiwan Taiwan Mobile Jun 2014
Finland DNA Feb 2017
France Free Sep 2016
Nigeria Glo Mobile Oct 2016
Argentina Personal Dec 2016
Brazil Algar Nov 2016
Brazil Claro Jun 2016
Brazil TIM Jun 2016
Brazil Vivo Apr 2017
Chile Claro Oct 2016
Chile Entel May 2016
Chile Movistar May 2016
Panama +Movil Mar 2015
Panama Claro Aug 2015
Panama Movistar Mar 2015
Peru Claro Sep 2016
Peru Movistar Jul 2016
Suriname Telesur Jan 2016

   

LTE Band 28(700MHz)

The frequency range between 703 and 733 megahertz (uplink) or between 758 and 788 megahertz (downlink) is defined as band 28. It is therefore an FDD LTE band (frequency division duplex, uplink and downlink are handled over separate frequency ranges). Globally speaking, the frequency range around 700 MHz is very popular for mobile applications, the band 28 is part of “APT700” and is seamlessly integrated into the LTE band 20 (800 MHz). Mobile broadband networks benefit from the additional usable radio spectrum. The advantages of the 700 MHz frequency range or band 28 are obvious: the spectrum allows a very good range and a comparatively very good indoor supply. 

 

Network operators can offer a basic broadband supply in the country simply and cost-effectively and optimize the supply in buildings in cities. The disadvantage is the comparatively low radio spectrum per provider, the achievable speeds should be quite low with around 50-75 MBit/s in the downlink. In combination with other frequency bands (carrier aggregation with 800, 900, 1500 MHz, etc.), the data rates then increase rapidly, so that band 28 is an ideal complement to the already existing radio spectrum.

 

LTE devices for LTE Band 28 (700MHz)

Since many network providers had deployed the LTE band 28 for more than 2 years, many terminals are suitable for band 28, and more are added as time goes. Among them, many popular devices are from large manufacturers, for example the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as the Apple iPhone models from the iPhone 6. Some users may want to know more details about the LTE user devices, please check below the LTE USB Modem for band 28, LTE Module for Band 28, LTE Mobile Hotspots for band 28, LTE Wireless router for band 28 and LTE Smartphone for Band 28:  

 

LTE USB Modem for Band 28:

  1. Huawei E3372h-607
  2. ZTE MF833
  3. Huawei E8372h-607
  4. Huawei E8372h-608
  5. Huawei E8372h-510
  6. ZTE MF79

 

LTE Module for Band 28:  

  1. Sierra AirPrime MC7430
  2. Sierra AirPrime EM7430
  3. Huawei ME906s-158
  4. Huawei ME916S

     

LTE Mobile Hotspot for Band 28:  

  1. Huawei E5786s-62a
  2. Huawei E5786s-63a
  3. Huawei E5573s-606
  4. ZTE MF970
  5. ZTE MF980
  6. ZTE MF903
  7. ZTE MF905
  8. ZTE MF910
  9. Netgear Nighthawk M1
  10. Netgear Aircard 810s
  11. Netgear Aircard 790s
  12. Netgear Aircard 785s

 

LTE Wireless Router/Gateway for Band 28:  

  1. Huawei B315s-607
  2. Huawei E5186s-61a

 

LTE Smartphone for Band 28:  

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9200
  2. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9209
  3. Samsung Galaxy S6 G9208
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 N9200
  5. Sony Xperia X
  6. Sony Xperia Z5
  7. Sony Xperia M4
  8. Huawei Mate 9
  9. Huawei Mate 9 pro
  10. Huawei Honor Magic
  11. HTC 10
  12. HTC One X9
  13. HTC One M9+
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