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
 


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
700
1800
900 (planned)
2600 (some areas)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

700
1800
2300 (ACT)
2600 (some areas)

HSPA+
LTE
Vodafone
900
1800
850 (phasing out)
900
2100
1800
850

HSDPA
DC-HSPA+
LTE

 
    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

LTE GUIDE FOR 2015

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 outage as telco commits $50m to fix network

2 May, 2016

Telstra's east coast customers reported disruptions to their internet services this morning while the telco was announcing a $50 million investment to improve its mobile network after recent outages.
Vodafone AU loses market share as Telstra, Optus rise: Kantar

28 April, 2016

Market research company Kantar has published the latest statistics on mobile market share in Australia, revealing that Vodafone Australia, Virgin Mobile, and TPG have all lost customers while Optus and Telstra have grown subscriber numbers.
Telstra opens its 4G network to MVNOs

28 April, 2016

Telstra has begun wholesaling 4G mobile services to its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners, but speeds will be capped below those available to the carrier’s retail customers.
 
Vodafone expands 4G services to now reach 23 million Aussies

5 April, 2016

The telco says that under its national spectrum refarm project it has converted its entire holding of 850 MHz spectrum to increase its 4G network by more than 20%, with its 4G footprint now extending to more than 95% of the Australian population.
Vodafone releases Mobile Black Spot Programme schedule

5 April, 2016

Vodafone has released the rollout schedule for its 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria under the first round of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.
Inside Telstra's network woes: what happened

4 April, 2016

Telstra executives have opened up about the causes of three major outages that hit Telstra users in the past two months in an effort to regain the trust of the telco's vast customer base
Optus customers on hold as Home Zone blackspot base stations abandoned

24 March, 2016

Optus is refusing to back down on plans to scrap its Home Zone indoor mobile base stations at the end of March, despite growing customer complaints regarding the telco's replacement mobile VoIP app
Optus customers on hold as Home Zone blackspot base stations abandoned

24 March, 2016

Optus is refusing to back down on plans to scrap its Home Zone indoor mobile base stations at the end of March, despite growing customer complaints regarding the telco's replacement mobile VoIP app
Telstra risks exodus unless it repairs its severed connection with customers

24 March, 2016

Pressure is mounting on Telstra to ensure the outages that have blighted its network in recent weeks do not become a permanent fixture.
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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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