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In Hong Kong, mobile services operate in certain frequency bands using various technical standards.  The table below shows the frequency bands assigned for mobile services and the technical standards adopted by the mobile operators as of 30 September 2020.

Frequency Bands


 

Technical Standards Adopted by Mobile Operators (Note)

Uplink

(Base Station Receive / Mobile Station or Mobile Phone Transmit)(MHz)

Downlink

(Base Station Transmit / Mobile Station or Mobile Phone Receive)(MHz)

825 - 832.5

870 - 877.5

cdma2000

832.5 - 837.5

877.5 - 882.5

UMTS

885 - 915

930 - 960

GSM, UMTS and FDD-LTE

1710.5 - 1784.9

1805.5 - 1879.9

GSM and FDD-LTE

1920.3 - 1979.7

2110.3 - 2169.7

UMTS, FDD-LTE and NR FDD

 2330 - 2390

TD-LTE

2500 - 2570

2620 - 2690

FDD-LTE

 3400 - 3600

NR TDD

 4840 - 4920

NR TDD

 26550 - 27750

NR TDD

Depending on the network designs of mobile operators, different operators may provide mobile services in the frequency bands assigned to them using different technical standards and their respective network coverage areas may also vary.  Consumers should contact individual mobile operators direct for details about the frequency bands and technical standards used by them for provision of mobile services. 

Note: GSM is 2G technology; UMTS and cdma2000 are 3G technologies; FDD-LTE and TD-LTE are 4G technologies; and NR FDD and NR TDD are 5G technologies.