The APT700 band plan, which was developed by the Asia Pacific Telecommunity and produced in 2010, is the most efficient arrangement of the 700 MHz band for mobile communications services, and arose as a Digital Dividend following the migration by TV broadcasters from analogue to digital transmissions. The FDD configuration has to date attracted total support from industry and regulators in markets addressing approaching 4 billion people.
Adoption of the APT700 MHz band plan by a growing number of countries across the APAC and Latin America regions, boosted by policy makers in Europe throughout ITU Region 1 aligning with the lower duplexer frequencies, confirms the strong momentum and represents a major opportunity for near-global spectrum harmonization for LTE systems, paving the way for ensuring the greatest economies of scale for devices, the capacity for mobile broadband, and for roaming.
APT700 MHz band plan (698-806 MHz)
FDD band plan (2 x 45 MHz and 10 MHz guard band)
3GPP Band 28
703-748 MHz for the uplink
10 MHz guard band
758-803 MHz for the downlink
TDD band plan
3GPP Band 44
The FDD configuration has to date attracted total support from industry and regulators in markets addressing approaching 4 billion people.