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
850 (NextG)
2100
1800
900 (planned)
700 (planned)
2500 (planned)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
20 Mbps
50 Mbps
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

1800
2300 (Optus Plus)
700 (planned)
2500 (planned)

HSPA+
LTE
21 Mbps
87 Mbps
Vodafone
900
1800
850
900
2100
1800

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 September 2012

       
     
    Latest Network News


Telstra prepares to shut down 2G network

23 July, 2014

Telstra will close down its 2G network before the end of 2016, and is expected to reuse the spectrum for 4G technology once the network's existing customers are migrated onto 3G and 4G
Vodafone still bleeding mobile customers

23 July, 2014

Vodafone Australia has not yet been able to stem the tide of mobile user losses despite a dedicated turnaround effort, losing a further 137,000 mobile subscribers in the six months to June
Optus gets ACMA nod for early 700MHz 4G launch in Darwin and Perth

21 July, 2014

The central business districts (CBDs) of Darwin and Perth have gained a head start in commercial access to Optus’ 700MHz-based 4G, with the telecommunications provider having switched on the network today.
 
Telstra, Optus gain early access to 700MHz 4G spectrum

21 July, 2014

Telstra and Optus have secured early access to the 700MHz spectrum auctioned off by the Government last year, and will switch on the first 4G services in the band in a number of areas around the country over the coming weeks.
Mobile and internet woes frustrate farmers

15 July, 2014

NSW farmers are being forced to climb trees, on top of sheds or drive kilometres from home to get a decent mobile phone signal.
NSW prison extends trial to jam phones

9 July, 2014

A PHONE-JAMMING trial at a central west NSW jail will be extended for three months.
Telstra to hyper-connect Adelaide Oval

9 July, 2014

Telstra is set to pump millions into making Adelaide Oval one of the most connected stadiums in Australia, with the telco to beef up the mobile capacity available for fans.
Vodafone marks the end of Crazy John’s

9 July, 2014

Iconic Australian mobile phone retailer, Crazy John’s, will cease to exist on September 30 after more than 23 years of business. The decision is at the hands of Vodafone, which began to reform the subsidiary under its own brand in January 2013
Turnbull brings Triple Zero emergency line into 21st century

8 July, 2014

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a review to improve Australia's emergency phone line service by making better use of mobile technologies.
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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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