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|Vodafone to kill 2G network
30 September, 2016
Vodafone will switch off its 23 year-old 2G network in exactly one year's time to reallocate spectrum to data traffic and reduce the load on its 4G network.
|Vodafail returns with seven-hour Vodafone outage
26 September, 2016
A seven-hour outage to Vodafone's 4G network last night sparked the re-emergence of the nightmare 'Vodafail' movement the telco has been working aggressively to distance itself from in recent years.
|Telstra showcases 5G in live trial
21 September, 2016
Telstra has deepened its commitment to 5G mobile networking, demonstrating its first trial of the technology publicly at its network operations centre in Melbourne yesterday.
|Telstra triples uplink speeds and hits gigabit downlink speeds in live network demonstration
9 September, 2016
Ericsson today announced the achievement of another commercial milestone in the delivery of high speed mobile broadband data, by being the first to deliver LTE speeds of up to 1Gbps LTE on the downlink and up to 150 Mbps on the uplink using a single device on Telstra’s live network.
|Vodafone buys MVNO partner
7 September, 2016
Vodafone will take over the local operations of its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partner Lebara Mobile and its 130,000 customers, for an undisclosed acquisition fee.
|Regional Australia needs roaming
7 September, 2016
Regional Australia is missing out. If you live in cities, you can take your pick of world class 4G networks. But if you live in regional Australia, you either haven’t had service or haven’t had a choice.
|Telstra could be forced to open up regional mobile network
5 September, 2016
Telcos could be forced to open up their mobile networks to rivals for roaming services in regional areas following a new ACCC inquiry that has already raised the ire of the carrier with the largest regional network.
|Coverage, oversight flaws found in mobile blackspot program
2 September, 2016
Australia's national auditor has criticised the federal government’s mobile blackspot program for duplicating existing coverage, inadequately assessing tower proposals, and failing to properly monitor the program's performance.
|Govt wants better location tracking for 000 mobile calls
29 August, 2016
Calls from mobile phones to Australia's emergency services might soon automatically provide location information for people in distress, if a government initiative reaches fruition..
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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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