U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
2120 - 2180 MHz

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 6 (Multipoint/Multichannel Distribution Services), $216,239,603
Auction 66 (Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1)), $13,700,267,150
Auction 97 (AWS-3), $41,329,673,325
 Total net auction bids: $55,246,180,078

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
2120 - 2200 MHz

ITU Region 1 Allocations
2120 - 2170 MHz
MOBILE 5.388A 5.388B

ITU Region 2 Allocations
2120 - 2160 MHz
MOBILE 5.388A 5.388B
Mobile-satellite (space-to-Earth)

ITU Region 3 Allocations
2120 - 2170 MHz
MOBILE 5.388A 5.388B



5.388 The bands 1885-2025 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz are intended for use, on a worldwide basis, by administrations wishing to implement International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000). Such use does not preclude the use of these bands by other services to which they are allocated. The bands should be made available for IMT-2000 in accordance with Resolution 212 (Rev.WRC-07). (See also Resolution 223 (Rev.WRC-07).) (FCC)

5.388A In Regions 1 and 3, the bands 1885-1980 MHz, 2010-2025 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz and, in Region 2, the bands 1885-1980 MHz and 2110-2160 MHz may be used by high altitude platform stations as base stations to provide International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 (IMT-2000), in accordance with Resolution 221 (Rev.WRC-07). Their use by IMT-2000 applications using high altitude platform stations as base stations does not preclude the use of these bands by any station in the services to which they are allocated and does not establish priority in the Radio Regulations. (FCC)

5.388B In Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria, Oman, Uganda, Qatar, the Syrian Arab Republic, Senegal, Singapore, Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe, for the purpose of protecting fixed and mobile services, including IMT-2000 mobile stations, in their territories from co-channel interference, a high altitude platform station (HAPS) operating as an IMT-2000 base station in neighbouring countries, in the bands referred to in No. 5.388A, shall not exceed a co-channel power flux-density of −127 dB(W/(m² · MHz)) at the Earth’s surface outside a country’s borders unless explicit agreement of the affected administration is provided at the time of the notification of HAPS.

NG41 Frequencies in the bands 3700-4200 MHz and 5925-6425 MHz, may also be assigned to stations in the international fixed public and international control services located in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Navassa Island.


Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) Band
DISH Network acquisition of TerreStar and DBSD satellite & ATC spectrum
European Union 3G & 4G (LTE) Band
NASA Deep Space Network (DSN)
DISH AWS-4 Terrestrial Authority & FCC AWS-4 Report and Order
Standard LTE Bands
NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)
High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)

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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 2120 MHz 2160 MHz 2200 MHz
Wavelength 14.1 cm 13.9 cm 13.6 cm
Band designator(s) UHF; S-band (IEEE) UHF; S-band (IEEE) UHF; S-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 15.9 cm2 15.3 cm2 14.8 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 39.0 dB 39.1 dB 39.2 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 99.0 dB 99.1 dB 99.2 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 119.0 dB 119.1 dB 119.2 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 139.0 dB 139.1 dB 139.2 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 159.0 dB 159.1 dB 159.2 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
190.1 dB 190.2 dB 190.3 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 210.5 dB 210.7 dB 210.7 dB