Which frequency bands are used in Denmark?

If you are going to Denmark you might need to know which frequency bands are being used for cell phones and mobile broadband.

In general Denmark uses the same bands as most of Europe, and most equipment designed for Europa will work perfectly with a Danish subscription or roaming through your normal subscription.

In Denmark the ISP’s has acces to the same frequency bands for both 2G and 3G, but there are small differences for LTE.

Frequency bands for 2G, 3G and 4G

2G(Edge/GSM) is used for calls and SMS – it’s not too suitable for internet access but it can be used with very slow speed. In Denmark the 1800 and 900 MHz bands are both used for 2G.

3G(UMTS, HSPA+, Turbo 3G) is used for calls, SMS and is also suitable for most internet activities. In Denmark the 2100 MHz band is by far the most used, but the 900 MHz band has recently been opened as well, and there will be more and more 3G on this band in the future.

Three bands are used for 4G(LTE) in Denmark. TDC has access to the 800 and 2600 MHz bands. Telia/Telenor shares network and has access to 800, 1800 and 2600 MHz bands. 3 (Hi3G) has access to 1800 and 2600 MHz bands.

Should I worry about being able to get access?

Most phones works in most of the world. Even though eg. USA uses different frequencies for telecommunication you shouldn’t normally experience any trouble using your phone in Denmark.

However now and then the phones only works in certain bands. If you have bought your phone or equipment in Europe it should work in Denmark as well. Most of Asia uses the same bands as Europe, but there are some countries or ISP’s using other bands, and especially Japan differs. In the rest of the world other frequencies are more common, and America and Europe only rarely uses the same frequency bands.

In the specification for your equipment you should be able to see which bands are supported.

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