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
(shutdown end of 2016)
850 (NextG)
2100
1800
900 (planned)
700 (some areas)
2600 (planned)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
20 Mbps
90 Mbps
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

1800
2300 (Optus Plus)
700 (planned)
2600 (some areas)

HSPA+
LTE
21 Mbps
87 Mbps
Vodafone
900
1800
850 (phasing out)
900
2100
1800
850 (some areas)

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 October 2014
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Why 2G/3G networks won’t close en masse until 2020

5 May, 2015

LTE’s appeal and increased affordability means operators in developed markets have to refarm GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate this demand.
Mobile phone repeaters targeted by ACMA and Fair Trading

5 May, 2015

The Australian Communications and Media Authority and NSW Fair Trading have joined forces to crack down on the use of illegal signal boosters that are being used to improve patchy mobile phone reception.
Rio Tinto fears spectrum lockout by 4G telcos

29 April, 2015

Rio Tinto wants the federal government to limit the amount of 1800MHz spectrum to be auctioned to mobile telcos, spectrum the miner relies on to deploy microwave backhaul to remote mine sites.
 
Australia's telcos in early battle over regional 4G auction

29 April, 2015

Australia's second and third largest telcos Optus and Vodafone are arguing for the Government to restrict market leader Telstra from increasing its regional advantage in the upcoming 1800MHx spectrum auction.
Telstra’s faster 4G mobile evolution ‘12 months away’

23 April, 2015

Telstra is 12 months away from flicking the switch on the latest evolution of its 4G mobile network which will be capable of delivering download speeds of up to 600 megabits per second.
Big three telcos make their call on mobile black spots

20 April, 2015

The three big mobile network companies have all put in proposals under the federal government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme, which aims to improve mobile phone coverage in outer metropolitan, rural and regional Australia.
Vodafone extends network deal with Nokia Networks

25 March, 2015

Vodafone Hutchison Australia's mobile network will be run from India over the next four years by Nokia Networks as part of a deal worth around $200 million.
Australian govt eyes emergency mobile broadband network

25 March, 2015

The Australian government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct a cost-benefit analysis into a dedicated national mobile broadband network for emergency services.
TPG could buy out Vodafone by next year: iiNet founder

25 March, 2015

iiNet founder and former CEO Michael Malone has said that Vodafone Hutchison Australia could be acquired by TPG within the next year as Australia's telecommunications industry heads down a consolidation road that will lead to just three major players.
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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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