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.
(shutdown end of 2016)
850 (NextG)
900 (planned)
700 (some areas)
2600 (planned)
20 Mbps
90 Mbps

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

21 Mbps
87 Mbps
850 (phasing out)
850 (some areas)


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 October 2014
    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

Telstra Cat 9 network: for the magic you need all the pipelines

25 August, 2015

Testing a superfast 450 megabit per second data superhighway for mobile phones can have its issues. It’s what I discovered when I tried Telstra’s new 4GX Cat 9 network with one of the first two phones designed to access it.
Telstra lands multi-million dollar Australian Rail Track deal

25 August, 2015

Telstra has landed a multi-million dollar, ten-year telecommunications contract with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).


INSIGHT: 5G is coming, but what does it mean?

21 August, 2015

There are many operators, vendors, industry bodies, academic and research institutions investing in 5G, with research and development activities, planned network trials and commitments.
Optus launches 4G+ carrier aggregation with FDD, TDD

17 August, 2015

Optus has combined one frequency-division duplex (FDD) and two time-division duplex (TDD) 4G LTE spectrum bands in Newcastle to offer significantly higher-speed mobile data downloads that have so far reached 317Mbps.
Telstra's Category 9 4G will service new Samsung devices

14 August, 2015

Telstra has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5, launched in New York on Thursday, will be the first devices to work across the telco's Category 9 4G network.
Optus reaches 9.38 million mobile subscribers

13 August, 2015

Optus has seen its first quarter EBITDA and net profit grow, reflecting higher mobile customer acquisitions and retention as well as a higher take up of its device repayment plans.
Mobile phone hotspots planned for remote parts of Central Australia

11 August, 2015

More than 30 mobile phone hotspots, developed by an Aboriginal organisation in Alice Springs, will be set up in remote locations in Central Australia.
Optus launches WiFi Talk app

11 August, 2015

Optus customers are now able to make calls and send text messages over Wi-Fi. The Australian telco claims it is the first in the industry to offer the service via an app, WiFi Talk.
After NBN waste, mobile black spot scheme shows benefits of planning

10 August, 2015

The Commonwealth government has put in $100 million to eradicate mobile black spots. With other funding, the total invested under the program is $385 million
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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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