5G repeater frequencies
We have recently added some 5G repeaters to our range, called ZLE and ZE. These repeaters feature both 5G signal frequency (700 MHz) and 2G signal frequency (900 MHz). In addition, the ZLE 5G repeater also contemplate the 800 MHz (4G) frequency.
On a technical level, it was not easy, regarding the 5G ZLE repeater, to put the 700 and 800 MHz frequencies on the same repeater, because the frequencies are very close to each other. However, we succeeded in our intent so that we could offer both 4G and 5G signal amplification on one repeater.
National 5G coverage is currently being implemented for all the different providers. New 5G transmission towers will be added and/or 5G will be added to existing cellular towers. You can also check where 5G service is already being offered. Curious about where 5G is currently supported? Providers have created a coverage map to check it out, take a look here.
In addition, some requirements have been set regarding the coverage of different telephone operators. For example, no operator will be allowed to own more than 40 percent of the total frequency space. Finally, speed requirements for the network have also been set. From 2022 all providers must guarantee a minimum speed of 8 Mbit/s and in 2026 that of 10 Mbit/s.
As mentioned, the frequency to be used for 5G is the 700 MHz band; the 2100 MHz band has also been auctioned, but this is a frequency belonging to the 3G signal.
Launch at 3.5 and 26 GHz in 2022
Regarding the 700 MHz frequency, this has a long range, but the speed is lower than the higher frequencies, which, however, have the disadvantage of not reaching as wide a range as 700 MHz. For now, 5G is available, but not yet with the advantages that are talked about in the future perspective, such as more speed, more network capacity and better security options.
To obtain these benefits, band 1 (2100 MHz), 3.5 GHz, and 26 GHz must be used, but this is not yet possible.
The disadvantage of higher frequencies is that they have a shorter range, which means they reach less far. These frequencies also result in less penetration through walls and other obstacles.
Please feel free to contact us for appropriate advice.