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
 


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
700
1800
900 (planned)
2600 (some areas)
DC-HSPA+
LTE
Optus
900
1800
900
2100

700
1800
2300 (ACT)
2600 (some areas)

HSPA+
LTE
Vodafone
900
1800
850 (phasing out)
900
2100
1800
850

HSDPA
DC-HSPA+
LTE

 
    Mobile University

    Our mission is to educate you on any topic to do with the mobile networks. In this section we offer information, downloadable guides and handy reference charts in an easy to     understand way.... Enter Mobile University



Learn how to improve your mobile signal, what causes poor signal and solutions to fix. Download your free copy today.

Guide to Improving Mobile Signal



Learn the different ways to increase your mobile internet speeds using MIMO antennas and smart repeaters.

Guide to Improving Internet Speeds

LTE GUIDE FOR 2015

Learn what the current situation is with LTE in Australia, the expected developments in 2015, and the range of antennas that can be used to take advantage of the expected changes.

LTE Guide for 2015


Handy Downloads

 Mobile Networks Frequency Chart

 RF Connector Identification Chart

 iPhone Field Test Mode

 Samsung Service Mode


       
     
    Latest Network News


Telstra labels Vodafone a "freeloader"

1 December, 2016

Telstra has accused Vodafone of showing its “true colours” as an infrastructure “freeloader” as the war of words over a potential regulated opening of part of Telstra’s regional mobile network intensifies.
Vodafone wins mobile blackspot funds for only four towers

1 December, 2016

Vodafone has secured funding for just four base stations in the second round of the federal mobile blackspots program, as Optus reversed its first round fortunes.
Telstra says goodbye to 2G

1 December, 2016

Telstra this morning closed the curtains on its 23-year-old 2G GSM mobile phone network, marking the end of an era in Australian telecommunications.
 
Govt quashes dedicated public safety mobile network proposal

24 November, 2016

The federal government has quashed calls from public safety agencies for a dedicated LTE network, today saying it would adopt the recommendations of a Productivity Commission report that suggested using existing telco networks.
Telstra claims regulated roaming would negate $1bn regional spend

18 November, 2016

Telstra's plan to invest almost $1 billion into mobile coverage in remote and rural areas over the next five years would be "uneconomical" if the government decides to regulate domestic mobile roaming, the telco claims.
Vodafone demonstrates 5G with robots, VR streaming

12 October, 2016

Vodafone has publicly shown off trial uses for 5G technology at the University of Technology Sydney today, including robotics and virtual reality streaming.
Govt rejects Vodafone's $594m bid for spectrum

7 October, 2016

Vodafone's half a billion dollar offer for a slice of the 700 MHz spectrum it declined to bid for in the Commonwealth's 2013 spectrum auction has been knocked back by the government, which will take the unsold spectrum to auction instead.
Optus joins Australian 5G race

6 October, 2016

Singtel-owned telco Optus has joined rivals Telstra and Vodafone to announce trials for 5G services, using its 3.5GHz radio-frequency spectrum.
Vodafone to kill 2G network

30 September, 2016

Vodafone will switch off its 23 year-old 2G network in exactly one year's time to reallocate spectrum to data traffic and reduce the load on its 4G network.
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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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