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

Vodafone to undertake 5G trials

24 August, 2016

Vodafone will undertake lab trials of 5G technologies on its network towards the end of the year, just months after completing the bulk of its 4G rollout.
Telstra hits mobile blackspot milestone

18 August, 2016

Telstra has activated its 60th mobile base station as part of its commitment to the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, with residents in Woolomin in New South Wales set to receive better reception.
Has TPG started building its own 4G network?

15 August, 2016

TPG Telecom appears poised to step up work on its own 4G network, revealing plans over the weekend to design and implement a “LTE network rollout”.
Telstra spends big on networks as start-ups deliver mixed results

11 August, 2016

Telstra's chief executive admits "work still needs to be done" to improve network performance and customer service, and has launched a massive $3 billion spending program to "match our level of aspiration".
Optus delivers resilient Q1 results

11 August, 2016

Optus today reported a quarter of stable results as it continues to transform itsbusiness through compelling content, network investments, and plans that capitalise on thegrowing demand for mobile data.
Telstra amps up 4G speeds

22 July, 2016

Telstra’s mobile networks may have been a source of sorrow for some of the telco’s users but those in North Queensland and South Australia are set to receive a welcome boost in their 4G speeds.
Eye in the sky watches over our mobile network

13 July, 2016

With more than 8,300 mobile network sites around Australia, spanning 2.4million square kilometres, our mobile network is the largest in the country.
Residents vow to block Optus tower

4 July, 2016

A GROUP of Wooleweyah residents have vowed to block any prospect of an Optus tower being built in their community.
Telstra applies to re-locate Dereel base station

4 July, 2016

THE completion of an important mobile base station in Dereel could take place sooner than expected.
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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 on both the 3G and 4G networks.

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