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|Vodafone switches on 4G in regional Queensland
19 November, 2015
Vodafone Australia is continuing its bid to extend mobile coverage to areas outside of its metropolitan footprint, with the telecommunications carrier rolling out 4G to regional and metro Queensland.
|Optus, Vodafone outline network expansion plans in preparation for 5G
17 November, 2015
Optus and Vodafone are both eyeing a gradual transition to 5G in 2020 by continually expanding their current 3G and 4G capabilities and networks, including rolling out voice over LTE (VoLTE), voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi), and leveraging and combining spectrum bands.
|Telstra, Ericsson achieve five-carrier LTE aggregation
9 November, 2015
Telstra and its technology supplier Ericsson claim to have achieved a world-first with a test that used four separate radio frequency spectrum bands with five carriers for very high long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) bit rates
|Satellite coverage through SatSleeve gives Optus 100% mobile coverage
5 November, 2015
Optus has laid claim to providing 100 percent of the Australian population with mobile coverage after the launch of its SatSleeve satellite service.
|Telstra losing post-paid customers as no-contract market grows
5 November, 2015
Market research company Kantar has revealed that while Telstra has grown in no-contract and prepaid, it has fallen overall due to a drop in its post-paid customers
|Optus reseller Yatango Mobile Australia could owe millions
29 October, 2015
Optus reseller Yatango Mobile Australia could owe as much as $7.7 million, as two related Yatango companies also fall into administration
|Telstra 4G network to reach 99 percent by mid-2017
26 October, 2015
Telstra CEO Andrew Penn has committed to rolling out Telstra's 4G network to 99 percent of the Australian population by June 2017, with continuing deployment of its voice over LTE (VoLTE) capability and investment in its national network a priority.
|Australians in regional areas could be left behind: Vodafone
21 October, 2015
Australia risks missing out on the full benefits of the technological revolution unless its telecommunications policy is overhauled, according to Vodafone chief executive, Inaki Berroeta,
|Kogan, Coles revamp mobile plans
19 October, 2015
Aussie online retail heavyweight Ruslan Kogan has made a dramatic re-entrance into the Australian mobile market, signing a partnership with Vodafone to relaunch Kogan Mobile with cheap prepaid plans offering unlimited calls and texts.
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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.
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