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

The AMTA provides an up to date list of mobile phone towers searchable by town or city.
(shutdown end of 2016)
850 (NextG)
900 (planned)
2600 (some areas)

2300 (ACT)
2600 (some areas)

850 (phasing out)


    Mobile University

    Our mission is to educate you on any topic to do with the mobile networks. In this section we offer information, downloadable guides and handy reference charts in an easy to     understand way.... Enter Mobile University

Learn how to improve your mobile signal, what causes poor signal and solutions to fix. Download your free copy today.

Guide to Improving Mobile Signal

Learn the different ways to increase your mobile internet speeds using MIMO antennas and smart repeaters.

Guide to Improving Internet Speeds


Learn what the current situation is with LTE in Australia, the expected developments in 2015, and the range of antennas that can be used to take advantage of the expected changes.

LTE Guide for 2015

Handy Downloads

 Mobile Networks Frequency Chart

 RF Connector Identification Chart

 iPhone Field Test Mode

 Samsung Service Mode

    Latest Network News

Telcos splash $543m on 1800 MHz spectrum

5 February, 2016

Optus, Telstra, TPG and Vodafone have emerged as the winners of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's $543.5 million 1800 MHz spectrum auction.
New telecom station to help boost reception in Jambin

1 February, 2016

The switch has been flicked at a new telecommunications mobile base station in the Banana Shire, boosting mobile phone coverage in the Jambin area.
Australia’s three biggest carriers preparing for 5G

27 January, 2016

Australia has barely spent four years on utilising its 4G LTE services and yet its biggest carriers are now preparing for 5G, supposedly the next big thing in mobile phone network technology.
Vodafone Hutchison TPG rollout

19 January, 2016

Mobile operator Vodafone Hutchison Australia's $1 billion deal to use TPG Telecom's telecommunications infrastructure is moving ahead of schedule.
Vodafone's Inaki Berroeta gears up for next gen mobiles

13 January, 2016

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Inaki Berroeta says improving customer satisfaction, launching tailored mobile plans and gearing up for the next generation of 5G mobile services will be top priorities for the year ahead.
Dedicated public safety mobile network 'not worth $6bn price tag

12 January, 2016

The Productivity Commission has handed down its final verdict on a dedicated public safety LTE network, once again knocking back the spectrum demands of emergency services organisations.
ACMA proposes IoT spectrum access changes

22 December, 2015

The ACMA has said it wants to encourage technological innovation by making access to radio-frequency spectrum easier for IoT and M2M operators.
Vodafone activates first mobile blackspot cell tower

21 December, 2015

Vodafone Australia has announced the switch-on of its first cell tower as part of the Australian government's mobile blackspot program, bringing mobile coverage to White Rock Wind Farm near Glen Innes, in the New England region of New South Wales.
Telstra activates first three mobile blackspot cell towers

18 December, 2015

Telstra has announced the switch-on of the first three cell towers as part of the Australian government's mobile blackspot program, with Cheepie and Marlborough in Queensland, and Deniliquin in New South Wales becoming the first areas to receive coverage.
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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.

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

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