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)
2500 (planned)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
20 Mbps
90 Mbps
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

1800
2300 (Optus Plus)
700 (planned)
2500 (planned)

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

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 September 2012
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    Latest Network News


Vic 000 operator slams telcos over mobile location delays

19 September, 2014

Victoria’s central triple zero operator has criticised the country’s telcos for not moving fast enough to deliver critical location information about emergencies phoned in from a mobile device.
Telstra expands 700 MHz LTE network

11 September, 2014

Telstra has unveiled a $1.3 billion investment plan to expand coverage of its LTE (4G) network to 90 percent of the population and to exploit its recently acquired 700MHz spectrum by enabling compatible devices to use 700MHz and 1800MHz frequencies simultaneously to boost bandwidth
iPhone 6 to give Telstra $500 million lift

2 September, 2014

Surging demand for Apple's iPhone 6 will increase Telstra's domination of the mobile market and win it an extra $500 million in revenue, according to Morgan Stanley Research analysts
 
Vodafone quietly tests NBN Co fibre for tower backhaul

31 August, 2014

Vodafone is using National Broadband Network (NBN) fibre to supply backhaul to a number of towers in Australia, after years of lobbying the government-owned company for such a service.
Telstra trials 4G 700MHz services in Sydney, Adelaide

26 August, 2014

Telstra will add Sydney and Adelaide to its trial of 4G services on new blocks of 700MHz spectrum in mid September, ahead of the formal commencement of access licenses in early 2015.
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Telstra hits 16 million mobile users, reports $4.3bn profit

14 August, 2014

Australia’s largest telco Telstra today reported a 14.6 percent jump in net profit to $4.3 billion and an increase of 937,000 mobile customers, which pushed its total mobile base to 16 million for the full year to June 30.
Telstra hits 16 million mobile users, reports $4.3bn profit

14 August, 2014

Australia’s largest telco Telstra today reported a 14.6 percent jump in net profit to $4.3 billion and an increase of 937,000 mobile customers, which pushed its total mobile base to 16 million for the full year to June 30.
Optus restructuring drags down net profit

14 August, 2014

A $24 million price tag for Optus’ last three months of workforce restructuring dragged down the net profit of both the telco and its parent SingTel in the last quarter.
Vodafone bets on billion-dollar boost to network

4 August, 2014

Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Inaki Berroetta says his company has spent almost $1 billion on its network alone over the past 12 months as part of its plan to fix the business and catch its rivals, Telstra and SingTel-Optus.
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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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