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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Rogers Cell Band Explanation for Rural Booster Selection

 

I have a rural property that I am planning on purchasing a Cell Signal Booster for. I have determined that there is a tower within 11km that lists broadcast at 850MHz and 2100MHz. It would seem obvious that the ideal booster would have dual band 850MHz and 2100MHz support.

However, when I researched Rogers frequencies I found the following (shortened listing):

Frequency range          Band number     Protocol                                Class     Status                           
850 MHz CLR                         5                   UMTS/HSPA+ 21Mbit/s      3G         Active[13]     
1900 MHz PCS                       2                  UMTS/HSPA+ 21Mbit/s      3G         Active[13]     
700 MHz Lower A/B/C        12/17/13     LTE                                          4G         Currently Being Deployed[14]  
1700/2100 MHz AWS          4                   LTE                                          4G         Active[13]                       
2600 MHz IMT-E                   7                    LTE                                          4G         Active[13]   

Can anyone explain what "1700/2100MHz" refers to? Does this mean that Rogers Band 4 requires both or conversly either 1700 and 2100MHz to operate properly?                 

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Good morning @djschaef!

 

Welcome to our Community!

 

That's a good question you have there. If you have fully confirmed that tower only broadcasts on those two frequencies, then you should be fine with a booster that only supports those two bands.

 

1700/2100 are two other frequencies that we operate LTE on. Just make sure whomever you purchase from has a good return policy in case you do run into troubles!

 

Regards,

RogersCorey

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

The details I have for the tower are:

Rogers transceivers at
N49.7569 W95.2333

Freq    BW    Power    Azm Hgt    Elev
(MHz)    (Hz)        (°)    (m)    (m)
850        5M    1339.66    250    46    337
850        5M    1339.66    130    46    337
850        5M    1339.66    25    46    337
850        5M    1339.66    250    46    337
850        5M    1339.66    130    46    337
850        5M    1339.66    25    46    337
2100    20M    3458.32    30    46    337
2100    20M    3458.32    125    46    337
2100    20M    3458.32    270    46    337 

The booster I have supports 850MHz and 1700MHz uplink / 2100Mhz downlink (which matches normal Rogers Band 4 LTE) and I get great 3G/HSPA service.

I read in this forum that 850MHz supports both 3G/HSPA and 4G/LTE in Manitoba. How does the 4G/LTE data travel with this tower configuration?

IAW, I know 2100MHz is downlink, what frequency is uplink data?

Ultimately I believe I probably need to work on fine tuning alignment but want to make sure the booster has the technical capabilities first.

 

 

Retired Moderator RogersCilio
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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hey @djschaef,

 

I don't totally follow your question, but to clarify, both the downlink and uplink are 2100MHz. Theoretically, as long as the tower supports the band, it should work. You can also double check your LTE coverage in your area here.

 

As @RogersCorey mentioned, in case you run into hiccups with the booster, that they have a solid return policy, as we won't be able to support the device. 

 

I'll tag a couple of our wireless gurus as well, for further input! @Meowmix @gp-se

 

Cheers,

RogersCilio

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Re: Rogers Frequencies

From the map provided LTE is available at the location I am setting up. The question is what frequencies do I need to support via a booster.

 

This was published earlier in this thread by Rogers:

 

4G / LTE Network

Band        Uplink (MHz)    Downlink (MHz)    Band Name
2*            1850-1910        1930-1990        PCS1900
4            1710-1755        2100-2155        AWS
5**            824-849            869-894            Cellular850
7            2500-2570        2620-2690        IMT-E2600
12            698-716            728-746            700 SMH A/B/C
17            704-716            734-746            700 SMH B/C

*    Certain areas only
**   Manitoba only

The tower in question lists 850MHz and 2100MHz transmitters. How does LTE travel to and from this tower ..

Uplink Frequency(s) = ?

Downlink Frequency(s) = ?

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Re: Rogers Frequencies


@djschaef wrote:

From the map provided LTE is available at the location I am setting up. The question is what frequencies do I need to support via a booster.

 

This was published earlier in this thread by Rogers:

 

4G / LTE Network

Band        Uplink (MHz)    Downlink (MHz)    Band Name
2*            1850-1910        1930-1990        PCS1900
4            1710-1755        2100-2155        AWS
5**            824-849            869-894            Cellular850
7            2500-2570        2620-2690        IMT-E2600
12            698-716            728-746            700 SMH A/B/C
17            704-716            734-746            700 SMH B/C

*    Certain areas only
**   Manitoba only

The tower in question lists 850MHz and 2100MHz transmitters. How does LTE travel to and from this tower ..

Uplink Frequency(s) = ?

Downlink Frequency(s) = ?


@djschaef

The main LTE band is band 4, which is 2100mhz and 1700mhz. So if you purchase a booster it *should* work. However as everyone said, be sure the company has a good return policy incase things don't work out. 

 

But before you spend money on a booster, try wifi calling:

https://www.rogers.com/customer/support/article/wi-fi-calling-everything-you-need-to-know



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Re: Rogers Frequencies

How would I make a wifi call without any internet or cell service ?
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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hey everyone. Anyone know what Rogers' plans are with Band 2 deployment because I'm still stuck in a 3CA area (Peterborough County) 4, 7, 12. B2 has been deployed in the GTA @15mhz and I'm just curious where it's deployed and when it'll be available to me in Peterborough, ON. If anyone knows i'd love to know!
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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hi, could anyone help me to check if this phone use Rogers LTE?
2G GSM:850/900/1800/1900MHz;
3G TD-SCDMA:B34/B39;
3G CDMA:BC0;
3G WCDMA:B1/B2/B4/B5/B8;
4G TD-LTE:B34/B38/B39/B40/B41;
4G FDD-LTE:B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8;
4G+ TD-LTE:B38C/B39C/B40C/B41C/B39A+B41A;
4G+ FDD-LTE:B1C/B3C/B1A+B3A

Thanks
Retired Moderator RogersAli
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Re: Rogers Frequencies

Hello @Kellyly 

 

Welcome to the community Smiley Happy

 

Knowing the right frequencies for your device is important. 


At Rogers, we are using 2G (GSM/EDGE) on the 850, 1900 MHz frequencies. 

 

We also run our  3G (UMTS/HSPA) networks on the 850, 1900 MHz frequencies. Out LTE network is deployed on 700 MHz (B12, B17),  1900 MHz (B2), 1700/2100 MHz (AWS, B4) and 2600 MHz (B7). 

 

Please note, not all bands are deployed in all areas. 

 

Thanks, 

 

RogersAli