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

The AMTA provides an up to date list of mobile phone towers searchable by town or city.
Shut Down
850 (NextG)
900 (planned)
Shut down
1 April 2017

2300 (ACT)

Shut Down Date:
30 September 2017


    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


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 preps nationwide LTE broadcast service

28 February, 2017

Telstra plans to launch LTE-B broadcast services on a commercial basis this year, with an aim to provide nationwide coverage in 2018.
Telstra to upgrade optical network, trial 5G and IoT

27 February, 2017

Telstra and technology partner Ericsson will embark on an upgrade for the telco's long-haul, regional, metro and national optical networks to achieve more capacity ahead of an expected increase in demand.
Optus switches on 1Gbps '4.5G' network in Sydney

22 February, 2017

Optus has rolled out what it's calling a 4.5G network in Macquarie Park in northern Sydney capable of 1Gbps theoretical speeds, in what it describes as “a step toward 5G”.
Vodafone first to sign up for NBN mobile backhaul

3 February, 2017

Vodafone has emerged as the first commercial customer for an NBN product that enables carriers to take advantage of NBN’s transit network for backhaul.
Telstra to boost CBD 4G speeds to 1Gbps

31 January, 2017

Telstra is switching on capabilities in its 4G network that will bring gigabit peak speeds to five CBD zones across Australia.
Telstra to boost CBD 4G speeds to 1Gbps

31 January, 2017

Telstra is switching on capabilities in its 4G network that will bring gigabit peak speeds to five CBD zones across Australia.
TPG seeks Telstra piggyback into mobile market

15 December, 2016

TPG Telecom is hoping to gain access to Telstra’s regional mobile network to bolster the reach of its planned mobile network.
Telstra banned from 700 MHz auction

14 December, 2016

Telstra has been barred from buying any more 700 MHz spectrum for its 4G network at an auction next year, after the government heeded advice from the competition watchdog.
Nokia, Vodafone on the cusp of LTE deal for Melbourne trains

7 December, 2016

Nokia and Vodafone have entered the final stages of negotiation to ink a deal with the Victorian government for the deployment of LTE networks through the metro rail 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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