German ARFCN list

A mostly complete dataset of German mobile network data carriers by their NR/EARFCN.


An ARFCN is an acronym which stands for absolute radio frequency channel number. This is a unique number which can represent any valid radio frequency covered by the appropriate 3GPP radio access technology (RAT) specification.

ARFCN can be prefixed with characters to show which RAT they are representing. NR ARFCNs are for 5G/NR, EARFCNs are for EUTRA (4G/LTE), UARFCNs are for UMTS (3G) and ARFCNs are for GSM (2G).

In 4G LTE and previous generations of RAT, ARFCNs represented the centre of a carrier band, but with 5G NR this changed to the NR ARFCN representing any frequency within the network's carrier, and the centre point is often determined using an offset sent in the SIB1.

German ARFCN table

Radio access technology (RAT)


EARFCN Bandwidth Band Operator Description
10020 MHzB1Vodafone DEStandard B1 deployment
30010, 15, 20 MHzB1O2 DEStandard B1 deployment
50020 MHzB1TelekomStandard B1 deployment
130020 MHzB3TelekomStandard B3C1 deployment
144410 MHzB3TelekomStandard B3C2 deployment
16005, 10, 15, 20 MHzB3O2 DEStandard B3 deployment
180120 MHzB3Vodafone DEStandard B3 deployment
285020 MHzB7Vodafone DEStandard B7 deployment
305020 MHzB7TelekomStandard B7 deployment
320010 MHzB71&1Standard B7 deployment
335020 MHzB7O2 DEStandard B7 deployment
35005, 6.5 MHzB8O2 DEStandard B8 deployment. Old sites sometimes 6.5 MHz, signalled as 10 MHz (missing RBs)
36005 MHzB8Vodafone DEStandard B8 deployment
37495 MHzB8TelekomStandard B8 deployment
620010 MHzB20O2 DEStandard B20 deployment
630010 MHzB20Vodafone DEStandard B20 deployment
640010 MHzB20TelekomStandard B20 deployment
926010 MHzB28O2 DEB28 - mostly refarmed to N28
946010 MHzB28Vodafone DEStandard B28/n28 DSS deployment
1002020 MHzB32TelekomStandard B32 SDL deployment
1022020 MHzB32Vodafone DEStandard B32 SDL deployment
3797520 MHzB38Vodafone DEStandard B38 deployment