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|Turnbull commits extra $60m to fix mobile blackspots
24 May, 2016
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised a future coalition government would spend $60 million filling mobile coverage gaps under a third round of the mobile blackspot program.
|Macquarie 4G upgrade offer to mobile customers
11 May, 2016
Macquarie Telecom is upgrading all of its mobile phone customers to 4G if they already have plans that use Telstra’s mobile network.
|Optus VoLTE goes live in capital cities
9 May, 2016
Optus has followed in the footsteps of Telstra and Vodafone by launching voice over LTE (VoLTE) services to select post-paid consumer and small business customers in capital cities.
|Vodafone offers govt $594m for 700 MHz
9 May, 2016
Vodafone has offered the Australian government more than half a billion dollars for a slice of the 700 MHz spectrum it declined to bid for in the Commonwealth's 2013 spectrum auction
|Mobile phone use not causing brain cancer, University of Sydney study claims
6 May, 2016
Despite the near complete uptake of mobile phones among Australians over the past 29 years, the communications devices, which emit electromagnetic radiation, are not correlated to incidences of brain cancer, the authors claim
|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.
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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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