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Signal Jammer Frequenies for United Kingdom

14.09.2017
Signal Jammer Frequenies for  United Kingdom

Cell phones were originally developed as mobile communication devices   for business purposes. With the development of technologies they became   more popular and nowadays it is hard for anyone to imagine life without   cell phones, and United Kingdom is not an exception. While there are   many different frequencies and technologies used in the world of mobile  communications, not all of them are used in UK. So let me explicate all   things one after another.

 

There are four main cell phone operators in United Kingdom which use  two GSM frequency bands as their main ones and 3G band for additional  services:

 

 - O2 uses GSM900 and GSM1800 for communications, 2100MHz as 3G band

 - T-Mobile uses GSM1800 as cell phone band and 2100MHz for 3G services

 - Vodafone uses GSM900, GSM1800 and 2100MHz, just like O2

 - Orange uses GSM 1800 and 2100MHz, like T-Mobile does

 

Apart from those famous national UK mobile service operators there are also regional companies:

 

 - Sure, that belongs to Cable & Wireless and operates at Jersey,   Isle of Man and Guernsey (they were formerly known as States   Telecommunications) – mobile phone and 3G communications

 - Manx Telecom that operates at Isle of Man – cell phone and 3G services

 - Three that belongs to Hutchison 3G Limited – 3G network operator that works in most parts of UK

 

And now let’s look closer at every frequency band used in United Kingdom.

 

GSM900

 

This frequency range is commonly used by many European countries for  mobile phone communications. This band uses 880-915MHz to send signals   from mobile phone to cell phone tower (uplink) and 925-960MHz to   transmit signal from mobile phone tower to cell phone (downlink). The   duplex spacing used for this frequency band is 45MHz. Maximum distance   from cell phone tower to your mobile phone within GSM900 standard is 35   kilometers.

 

GSM1800

 

This frequency range is even more popular in United Kingdom than   GSM900, and it is also called DCS. It is also used in most European   countries to provide cell phone network communications. To transmit   signal from cell phone to base tower this band uses 1710-1785MHz and to  send signals from tower to mobile phone it uses 1805-1880MHz   frequencies. The duplex spacing of this frequency range is 95MHz.

 

2100MHz

 

This frequency band is used by UK mobile communication providers for  3G services. In general, it is also known as UMTS and is used for third   generation communications in all parts of the world. This band uses   1920-1980MHz as an uplink signal from mobile devices to the tower and   2110-2170MHz as the downlink signal from tower to mobile phones and   gadgets. It also has additional frequency range of 1900-1920MHz used as   Time Division Duplex (TDD) signal. 3G works within 8 kilometers from the   base tower.

 

4G

 

As for 4G frequency band, Ofcom recently announced plans to make an   auction of 4G spectrum for mobile communication operators to be able to   provide these modern services to their customers. Technologies like   WiMAX and LTE would probably be used in addition. It is already   confirmed that 800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands will be auctioned for  sure. It is expected that this auction will come to a close at the   beginning of 2013, and until the middle of the next year 4G network will   be fully rolled out in UK.

 

Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile and Orange) is already interested in  Ofcom’s auction and in bringing 4G technology to their subscribers,   though they also wish to use their own GSM1800 band for 4G   communications. O2 is also interested in 4G yet they have some technical   and legislative disagreements with Ofcom. Vodafone remains silent on  this matter.

 

Bottom Line

 

United Kingdom has four main mobile telecommunications operators –   O2, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone, and in addition few regional mobile   service and communication network providers. They use GSM900, GSM1800   and 2100MHz frequency bands for cell phone communications of 2G and 3G  level. Most of them are planning to provide 4G services starting from  middle of 2013, so if you live in UK or planning to visit it – get ready   to use 4G-enabled devices.