Band 20 (LTE 800MHz-Digital Dividend) – Operators and UEs

LTE 800MHz is also called Digital Dividend spectrum and 4G LTE Band 20. FDD LTE Band 20 is paired to allow simultaneous transmission on two frequencies. The Uplink frequency is 832-862MHz and downlink frequency is 791-821 MHz. The Width of the band is 30MHz, duplexing spacing is -40MHz and band gap is 71MHz. The duplex configuration is reversed from the standard, having the uplink higher in frequency than the downlink.


LTE Band 20 has been chosen by many operators as their 4G LTE Spectrum, expecially in Europe areas and now many 4G LTE USB Dongle/modem/Surfstick, 4G LTE CPE for band 20, and you could check below the 4G LTE Mobile router and 4G LTE Module for band 20.



Operators that has deployed LTE Band 20:


  1. Germany, Telekom Deutschland (TD)
  2. Germany, Telefonica O2
  3. Germany, Vodafone Germany
  4. Moldova, InterDnestCom
  5. Qatar, Oredoo (Qtel)
  6. Russia, MTS
  7. Switzerland, Swisscom
  8. Tanzania, Smile
  9. Uganda, Smile Communications
  10. Croatia, Vipnet
  11. Denmark, TDC
  12. Denmark, TT-Netvaerket
  13. France, FT/Orange, won band 20 spectrum, 2012.01.17
  14. France, SFR, deployment 2012.09, plan to launch – early 2013
  15. Italy, Telecom Italia , has spectrum
  16. Italy, Vodafone Italy, has spectrum 2×10 MHz
  17. Latvia, Triatel, some tests ..2012.09-2012.10..
  18. Netherlands, KPN Mobile, plan to start from 2013.03
  19. Norway, auction planned in 2013
  20. Poland, tender in 2012 exp.
  21. Russia, Beeline
  22. Russia, Megafon
  23. Russia, MTS
  24. Russia, Rostelecom
  25. South Africa, will free band 800 MHz for LTE 800
  26. Sweden, Tele2, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  27. Sweden, TeliaSonera, as Net4Mobility joint project, from 2010
  28. UK, DMS Ltd. (Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited),




4G LTE USB dongles/Modem/Surfstick for Band 20 DD800MHz:


  1. Alcatel L100V, 2012.10
  2. Alcatel L800, 2013.01
  3. Huawei E3276, 2012.11
  4. Huawei E398u-15, 2012.10
  5. Huawei K5005 (Vodafone Surfstick), 2012.10
  6. Megafon M150-1 (Huawei E3276), 2012.11
  7. Samsung GT-B3740, 2012.06
  8. ZTE MF821D ..2012.06..
  9. ZTE MF880 4G LTE TDD/FDD USB Surfstick
  10. HUAWEI E392u-12
  11. Option Beemo 4G LTE USB Modem
  12. ZTE K5006Z 4G LTE Surfstick(Vodafone)
  13. ZTE MF822 4G LTE Surfstick
  14. Vodafone K5007 Connect Pen (Huawei E3276)





4G mobile routers / Mobile hotspots for Band 20:

  1. Huawei R210 LTE MiFi (Vodfaone 4G Hotspot), 2012.10
  2. Modacom URoad-LTE  ..2013.02..
  3. ZyHEL WAH7130, 2013.02
  4. ZTE MF910 4G LTE mobile Hotspot
  5. HUAWEI E589u-12 4G Pocket WiFi Router
  6. HUAWEI E5776s-32 4G LTE Cat4 Mobile WiFi Hotspot
  7. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102z
  8. Ultra WiFi 4G Softbank 102HW
  9. Sierra 762s 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
  10. Samsung GT-BT3800 4G LTE Router
  11. BandLuxe PR51 4G Mobile Hotspot Router



4G LTE CPE Router for Band 20:


  1. AVM Fritz!box 6810 LTE, 2012.09
  2. AVM Fritz!box 6840 LTE, 2012.12
  3. AVM Fritz!box 6842 LTE, 2012.09
  4. Huawei B390s-2(Telecom Speedport LTE), ..2011..
  5. Huawei B593u-12, 2012.06
  6. Netcomm 4G100W ..2012.08..
  7. Netcomm 4G100WV, ..2012.08..
  8. Netgear MBR1517,  b1,b3,b7,b8,b20 +fallback to 3G, 2012.06
  9. Netgear MVBR1517, VoiP/VoLTE, (b1,b3,b7,b8,b20) 2012.11
  10. ZTE MF28G 4G LTE CPE Router
  11. ZTE MF28D 4G LTE CPE Router
  12. Vodafone B2000 4G LTE Router
  13. Vodafone B1000 4G LTE Router
  14. BandLuxe R501 4G LTE VoIP WiFi Router




4G LTE Module for Band 20:


  1. ZTE MF290 4G LTE module, 2012.10
  2. ZTE ZM8510 Mini PCIe 4G LTE Module
  3. Sierra MC7710 Wireless AirPrime
  4. HUAWEI ME936 4G LTE M.2 Module
  5. HUAWEI ME909 Mini PCIe Express 4G LTE Module
  6. HUAWEI ME906E 4G LTE NGFF Module
  7. Anydata DTP-970WK 4G LTE Module




4G LTE Smartphones for Band 20:


1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      HTC One XL, 2012.09

3.      Huawei Ascend P2, Android, 2013.02

4.      Nokia Lumia 920.1, 2012.09





4G LTE Tablets for Band 20:


1.      Asus PadFone 2, 2012.10

2.      Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL. 2012.10

3.      Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL, 2012.10

4.      Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, 2012




Digital Dividend

The switchover to digital terrestrial television wide frequency ranges were free, the so-called digital dividend.


Only ten per cent of the original required frequencies are now claimed by the television. The rest can now be used for other functional areas such as mobile communications. The frequency bands 790-862 MHz was auctioned in May 2010 by the Federal Network Agency to reach the rural area with high speed internet. Since the development of the wired broadband in many sparsely populated areas unprofitable for network operators, the frequencies are now used as the digital dividend as so to reach all citizens.


Greater Range of 800 MHz Bands


The Federal government has to set up a broadband initiative, to every Germany citizen to enable broadband access to the Internet. Only when the rural areas are supplied in this manner, may the expansion of LTE in major cities and metropolitan areas begin.


The digital dividend frequencies are extremely popular with the network operators. Transmitters in the frequency range to 800 MHz have a longer range than the sender, for example, 2600 Mhz range. According to experts, an LTE radio cell operating at 800 MHz has an average diameter of six kilometers, an LTE radio cell with 2600 MHz average diameter 600 meters. This is due to the physical propagation characteristics of radio waves.


The Expansion can Begin


The Federal Network Agency auctioned in May 2010, the digital dividend spectrum. The three major German network operators German Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica O2 were able to bid on two blocks. End of August 2010 until the blocks assigned to concrete. In the spectrum auction in May, the operators had only offered on capacities.


Only a concrete black was auctioned. The first black, which lies in close proximity to TV channels, was acquired by Telefonica O2. Now the company is the nearest black was released. Telekom and Vodafone both received two blacks assigned by lottery.


Now that all of auctioned spectrum blacks are assigned to fast broadband is also on the land now in the hands of the company. Network operators can now have a more focused network planning and expand their networks quickly and on, “said Matthias Kurth, President of the Federal Network Agency over the Internet magazine.


Fast Mobile Internet In Europe


The exploitation of the digital dividend is not only a concern of the Federal Government. The European Union sees this as an important step towards the universal coverage of broadband internet. Not only access for all Europeans to fast, mobile Internet will be achieved through the coordinated use of the digital dividend. In this way, even a single European market will be created. Currently, the European market is still fragmented and crisscrossed by borders. If it is possible to synchronize the wireless networks, EU citizens in coming year’s cross-border access mobile media content and mobile services.


Broadband – A European Issue

Fast broadband is digital oxygen, essential for Europe’s prosperity, said Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda.


It’s already published in a paper by the European Commission. The strategy “Europe 2020 for smart, suitable and inclusive growth” states that broadband infrastructure for growth and jobs in Europe are essential. The digital dividend could be estimated that the European economic are gain an additional market value of 63 to 165 billion Euros.


Following the economic and financial crisis, the EU sees the expansion of fast Internet connection is one of the growth areas that will be important for the economic recovery of Europe. The cross-linking of the 27 EU member states has proved itself in the financial crisis. It also shows that no nation-state in Europe deal with problems and challenges alone.


Outwardly, the EU is more and more with one device. With the Treaty of Lisbon 2009, there is a European foreign minister who represents the interests of the EU in the world. With this strong external effect to the will of the EU must e accompanied by improved internal coordination.


Europe is to Fragmented


The temptation to lapse after the crisis in economic nationalism wants to counter the EU to the European growth on its feet by world. But a strong internal market is necessary. It exists at the moments, although legally, but EU companies and workers often reach practical limits it comes to act across national boundaries. While you have to struggle with a fragmented market in Europe, they can be competitors from the USA, and china, which rely on their large domestic markets.


The strategy paper of the European commission stresses the willingness of the EU to express to create an open service market. Through the implementation of the EU Services Guidelines, trade in private service could increase by 45% while direct investment increased by 25%, thus leading to a rise in GDP of between 0.5% and 1.5%. It is the strategy “Europe 2020”.



Smart Growth Thanks to Broadband Technology


The three pillars, which should be on the recovery of the European Economic Area, smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, include goals such as climate change and employment. Smart growth is also part of the digital society, which target the EU: initiative” A digital Agenda for Europe”.


The above-described internal market should be supported among others by the strong digital networking. For this purpose, the 800 MHz frequency band to be used in all EU countries for the development of mobile broadband connections. By 2013, all Europeans have access to broadband Internet. By 2020, every EU citizen can surf with at least 30Mbit/s. Half of Europeans should be able to go at this time of up to 100Mbit/s online.


To avoid interference, it is the will of the EU, the member states in the development closely. The Only way to ensure is that you can surf in Europe limitless. This is an important requirement for online services, which are offered as part of a single European market. To get closer to this goal, the EU aims to create improved conditions. These include the promotion of multi-territorial licenses, adequate protection and fair compensation for rights holders and active support for the digitization of Europe-s rich cultural heritage, as well as refinement of the global governance of the Internet — the strategy “Europe 2020”. Specially, the European investment Bank (EIB) increase loans, which it presents annually for the development of broadband available. Currently, there are two billion euros annually.