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|Telcos splash $543m on 1800 MHz spectrum
5 February, 2016
Optus, Telstra, TPG and Vodafone have emerged as the winners of the Australian Communications and Media Authority's $543.5 million 1800 MHz spectrum auction.
|New telecom station to help boost reception in Jambin
1 February, 2016
The switch has been flicked at a new telecommunications mobile base station in the Banana Shire, boosting mobile phone coverage in the Jambin area.
|Australia’s three biggest carriers preparing for 5G
27 January, 2016
Australia has barely spent four years on utilising its 4G LTE services and yet its biggest carriers are now preparing for 5G, supposedly the next big thing in mobile phone network technology.
|Vodafone Hutchison TPG rollout
19 January, 2016
Mobile operator Vodafone Hutchison Australia's $1 billion deal to use TPG Telecom's telecommunications infrastructure is moving ahead of schedule.
|Vodafone's Inaki Berroeta gears up for next gen mobiles
13 January, 2016
Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Inaki Berroeta says improving customer satisfaction, launching tailored mobile plans and gearing up for the next generation of 5G mobile services will be top priorities for the year ahead.
|Dedicated public safety mobile network 'not worth $6bn price tag
12 January, 2016
The Productivity Commission has handed down its final verdict on a dedicated public safety LTE network, once again knocking back the spectrum demands of emergency services organisations.
|ACMA proposes IoT spectrum access changes
22 December, 2015
The ACMA has said it wants to encourage technological innovation by making access to radio-frequency spectrum easier for IoT and M2M operators..
|Vodafone activates first mobile blackspot cell tower
21 December, 2015
Vodafone Australia has announced the switch-on of its first cell tower as part of the Australian government's mobile blackspot program, bringing mobile coverage to White Rock Wind Farm near Glen Innes, in the New England region of New South Wales.
|Telstra activates first three mobile blackspot cell towers
18 December, 2015
Telstra has announced the switch-on of the first three cell towers as part of the Australian government's mobile blackspot program, with Cheepie and Marlborough in Queensland, and Deniliquin in New South Wales becoming the first areas to receive coverage.
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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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