n74 is the term for a 5G Frequency Band used for Fifth Generation Mobile Networks and is defined by the 3GPP
n74: 5G Band Name
FD 1500+ (L-band)
Operating Band (MHz)
1427 to 1470 MHz
1475 to 1518 MHz
285400 to 294000
295000 to 303600
Supported Channel Bandwidths
5 10 15 20 MHz
n74: Overview of Band
n74 (FD 1500 MHz, L-band ) is a 5G frequency band.
n74 coverage is moderate to long due to the propagation characteristics of the mid band frequencies.
5G Equipment for Band n74
High quality equipment for this band is available from numerous vendors. An example of a Remote Radio Head (RRH) for this band is shown here:
Here is a chart of 5G frequency bands
General Information about 5G Bands
5G NR (New Radio) has been developed to operate in two distinct bands; sub-6 GHz (3GPP 38.104-5.2.1 FR1), and mmWave (3GPP 38.104-5.2.2 FR2). Despite actually running into the 7 GHz band, FR1 continues to be commonly referred to as the “Sub-6 GHz” band.
- FR1: 410 to 7125 MHz
- FR2: 24250 to 52600 MHz
Each band may operate in either FDD or TDD duplex mode. A band may be a supplementary downlink-only (SDL) or uplink-only (SUL) band used to provide additional capacity in the respective direction.
5G Bands are also classified as SA – (Stand Alone), meaning they can operate totally independent on 4G LTE networks, or NSA (Non Stand Alone), which requires the data call to be established over 4G LTE with the 5G carrier then added as a secondary layer.
5G NR uses four different Subcarrier Spacing (SCS) modes; 15, 30, and 60 kHz for sub-6 GHz (FR1) bands; 60 and 120 kHz for mmWave (FR2) bands. Channel bandwidths vary based on SCS, with many only supporting a 5 MHz channel width with an SCS of 15 kHz.
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