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Low-Band 5G
What is low-band 5G?
One of the 3 bands of 5G, low-band 4G refers to the <1 GHz spectrum. Together with the 1-6 GHz mid band, it is part of the “sub-6Ghz” band, which is where 4G also operates. Because 5G in the sub-6Ghz band has to share more congested lanes, which can have a negative impact on speed, low-band 5G is often not much faster than 4G (e.g. 30-80 Mbps) and sometimes slower, though it can go up to 300 Mbps. It has a large practical range, however, since one low-band tower can cover hundreds of square miles.