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 (planned)
2500 (planned)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
20 Mbps
50 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

       
     
    Latest Network News


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.
 
Mobile broadband boosts Australian economy by $34bn

31 July, 2014

MOBILE broadband boosted Australia’s economic activity by $34 billion last year, with app development employing 140,000 workers as Australia recorded a surge in smartphone use.
New market share data shows rise of MVNOs

30 July, 2014

A new analyst group has entered the Australian mobile phone research market. The firm’s first lot of data shows a sharp rise in usage of mobile virtual network operators MVNOs).
Vodafone refarms spectrum to boost 4G network

29 July, 2014

Vodafone will re-allocate the 850MHz spectrum used for its 3G network to expand its 4G coverage, joining the race against Telstra and Optus as Australia's biggest telcos look to beef up their 4G offerings.
Telstra and Optus force customers to upgrade phones or miss out on new 4G networks

29 July, 2014

AUSTRALIA’S two biggest telcos will force customers to upgrade their phones and tablets to use new 4G networks as the network additions do not support most smartphones, including Apple iPhones and flagship smartphones from Sony and Nokia.
Telstra prepares to shut down 2G network

23 July, 2014

Telstra will close down its 2G network before the end of 2016, and is expected to reuse the spectrum for 4G technology once the network's existing customers are migrated onto 3G and 4G
Vodafone still bleeding mobile customers

23 July, 2014

Vodafone Australia has not yet been able to stem the tide of mobile user losses despite a dedicated turnaround effort, losing a further 137,000 mobile subscribers in the six months to June
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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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