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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    Latest Network News


Singtel-Optus chief pledges to break Telstra's stronghold

27 January, 2015

SingTel-Optus' new chief executive Allen Lew has pledged to break Telstra's mobile service dominance and build the nation's leading network in a move that could trigger a multibillion-dollar construction arms race between the telco giants
Canberra 4G mobile coverage expanded as Telstra upgrades

6 January, 2015

Mobile coverage for Canberrans has had another boost with both major telcommunication companies now offering a higher speed 4G service.
Vodafone CEO puts data and content first in comeback plans

6 January, 2015

Vodafone Australia could be known as the company that cried 'growth', but CEO Inaki Berroeta is confident that the company's long-awaited return is well under way.
 
Australia has more phones than people

1 January, 2015

Mobile-phone accounts outnumber Australians, the latest report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says.
Optus Launches 700Mhz 4G LTE

1 January, 2015

It’s the 1st of January — happy new year — and with it, the 700Mhz spectrum that used to be used for analogue TV broadcasts is now open for carriers to utilise. Optus has announced the rollout of more than 270 700Mhz sites across Australia.
Telstra's 700Mhz LTE Hits 600 New Towns Tomorrow

1 January, 2015

With the calendar rolling over to 2015, the 700Mhz spectrum split up between Optus, TPG and Telstra is fully available for carriers to use. We’ve already seen Optus’ plans roll out overnight, and now Telstra’s released a fuller picture of its 700Mhz “4GX” plans.
Optus: SMS and voice up, pumps ‘mocial’, data and NYE predictions

29 December, 2014

Optus has finally released voice and SMS stats for Christmas to Boxing Day 2014, rising from 2013 by 3%, voice calls by 5% and a huge rise in data.
New technology to zero in on emergency calls

18 December, 2014

Callers in emergency situations will now have their locations automatically sent to 000 as part of new capabilities from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and emergency services.
Australia gets poor marks for connectivity satisfaction

11 December, 2014

Australians are the least satisfied mobile customers among nine developed and emerging countries surveyed in a Juniper Networks report.
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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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