The 5G Standard

LTE device certification for 450 MHz bands

Jun 06,2024

Source: GCF Press release. 

The GCF has announced that manufacturers can now certify device compliance with the requirements in the 400 to 450 MHz spectrum range, for LTE bands B31 and B72, seen as particularly relevant for industrial automation, utilitiy and critical communication applications.

“Cellular bands in this spectrum range are becoming the preferred choice for many industrial, mission-critical and IoT applications around the world, including smart meters and smart grids. The 450 MHz ecosystem includes device and technology vendors, network operator mission critical services (MCS) operators, utilities and industrial companies.” Says the GCF press release.

The GCF has been working closely with the 450MHz Alliance, an industry body working to improve the usage and attractiveness of the 450 MHz band.

The GCF will soon extend their certification programme to additional bands and on other access technologies, such as LTE Cat-M and 5G NR RedCap, for 400 to 450 MHz.

See the GCF Press Release: