Mobile Network Guide
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The Mobile Network Guide is a resource for those seeking up to date information on the mobile phone networks in Australia. Here you will find a variety of information relating to mobile network terminology, mobile service providers, how to improve your mobile coverage, latest news and further resources.

Australian Mobile Networks

Mobile Carrier
GSM Frequency
3G Frequency
LTE Frequency
Data
Downlink Data Speed*
 


The AMTA provides an up to date list of mobile phone towers searchable by town or city.
Telstra
900
(shutdown end of 2016)
850 (NextG)
2100
1800
900 (planned)
700 (some areas)
2600 (planned)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
20 Mbps
90 Mbps
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

1800
2300 (Optus Plus)
700 (planned)
2600 (some areas)

HSPA+
LTE
21 Mbps
87 Mbps
Vodafone
900
1800
850 (phasing out)
900
2100
1800
850 (some areas)

HSDPA
DC-HSPA+
LTE

7.2 Mbps
16 Mbps
40Mbps
* This is the peak network speed, download speeds will vary according to your location, modem type, network status and signal level. Current as of October 2014
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    Latest Network News


Optus misses out on mobile blackspot funding

25 June, 2015

Australia’s second largest mobile network provider Optus has failed to secure any funding to build new mobile towers in regional blackspots under a $385 million infrastructure program co-funded by the Commonwealth, states and telcos.
Optus considers future of 2G mobile services

17 June, 2015

Optus is reviewing the future of its 2G GSM mobile services after parent Singtel opted to shut down its Singapore 2G network
GSM switch off good news for phone users, not for connected devices

15 June, 2015

Carriers around the world are converging on 2017 as the year to turn off their GSM networks, with three operators in Singapore announcing Monday their plans to reuse their GSM spectrum for other services.
 
Australia's phone and internet market could become duopoly, says Optus chief

29 May, 2015

Singtel-Optus chief executive Allen Lew has detailed how the company will turn up the heat on Telstra, while telling investors that, much like the supermarket and airline industries, Australia's telecommunications market could end up as a duopoly.
Australian government to auction regional 1800MHz spectrum

29 May, 2015

The government is planning to auction off key 1800MHz spectrum in regional Australia that will likely lead to improved 4G services outside of the major cities of Australia.
ACMA opts for limits in upcoming 1800MHz auction

29 May, 2015

The federal government will offer key 1800MHz spectrum in regional Australia to interested buyers in a move that will provide a boost to regional 4G services
Woolworths to become Telstra MVNO

28 May, 2015

Supermarket giant Woolworths has signed a deal with Telstra to become a wholesale provider of the telco's 3G mobile network
Australian government proposes spectrum sharing and trading

22 May, 2015

The Australian government has proposed a massive overhaul of spectrum legislation, with an eye to allow telcos to share and trade spectrum amongst themselves.
Why 2G/3G networks won’t close en masse until 2020

5 May, 2015

LTE’s appeal and increased affordability means operators in developed markets have to refarm GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate this demand.
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Nextivity Cel-Fi Smart Repeater


Finally there is an approved consumer repeater available in Australia for use on Telstra's Next G® Network

If you have ever suffered from poor mobile reception in your home or office, you will understand the frustration of slow internet browsing, poor call quality and moving to a certain spot to get reception.

Nextivity’s Cel-Fi Repeater is a great solution for those wanting to improve indoor 3G coverage for their smart phones or mobile broadband devices. The system works by grabbing the 3G signal from outside or at a window, boosting the signal and then rebroadcasting it inside.

Generally you can expect a coverage area of around 600m², enough for the average home or small office. The Cel-Fi system can handle multiple mobile devices, including smart phones and mobile data modems. It will only support a 3G signal, not 2G or 4G.

                                                                                                     UPDATED: Cel-Fi is now available for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

                           
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