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
Downlink Data Speed*

The AMTA provides an up to date list of mobile phone towers searchable by town or city.
850 (NextG)
900 (planned)
700 (planned)
2500 (planned
20 Mbps
40 Mbps

2300 (Optus Plus)
700 (planned)
2500 (planned)

21 Mbps
87 Mbps


7.2 Mbps
16 Mbps
 * This is the peak network speed, download speeds will vary according to your location, modem type, network status and signal level. Current as of September 2012

    Latest Network News

Vodafone customers return as earnings beat estimates

10 April, 2014

Customers are returning to Vodafone after it lost over 1.2 million customers over 2013 at a time when Telstra substantially grew its subscriber base.
Telstra pressures Vodafone to disclose your 4G mileage may vary

10 April, 2014

Fresh from a victory over Optus for ads for its population coverage, Telstra has now set its sights on forcing Vodafone to disclose that 4G speeds may vary on ads claiming the crown for 4G speeds in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australian internet speeding up

8 April, 2014

Australian internet is speeding up and people are downloading more than ever before, new figures show.

Telstra admits competition will slow subscriber growth

7 April, 2014

Telstra chief executive David Thodey has admitted the company's meteoric mobile subscriber growth will start to drop off over the next 12 months amid rising competition from rivals SingTel-Optus and Vodafone Australia.
Turnbull eyes private spectrum market

7 April, 2014

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated he is open to the possibility of responsibility for management of spectrum allocation in Australia being taken from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and handed to the private sector.
State government announces mobile coverage upgrade for rail lines

3 April, 2014

Mobile coverage for tunnels on Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs railway line was switched on this week, NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced.
Vodafone 4G now in Tasmania

21 March, 2014

Vodafone Australia has switched on its 4G network in parts of Tasmania. The coverage is limited, but there are plans for a major expansion in the coming months.

Aldi mobile service suffers data outage

19 March, 2014

fault that temporarily prevented Aldi Mobile some customers from using cellular data services has been resolved according to a spokesperson for the MVNO.

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    New Product Review

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.

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