In telecommunications, 4G is the fourth generation of cell phone mobile communications standards. It is a successor of the third generation (3G) standards. A 4G system provides mobile "ultra-broadband" Internet access. Australian network are currently rolling out Nation wide 4G networks.
|Telstra||1800||3||4G FD-LTE||Currently operating in Australian capital cities and regional centres||15 to 20 MHz|
|Telstra||700||28||4G FD-LTE||31 December 2014||20 MHz|
|Telstra||2600||7||4G FD-LTE||available 1 October 2014||40 MHz|
|Telstra||900||8||4G FD-LTE||Announced 20 February to broaden scope of 4G network||5 MHz|
|Optus||2300||40||4G TD-LTE||First Deployment in Canberra with possible extensions to other capital cities||up to 98 MHz|
|Optus||2600||7||4G FD-LTE||available from 1 October 2014||20 MHz|
|Optus||1800||3||4G FD-LTE||Currently operating in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide||up to 15 MHz|
|Optus||700||28||4G FD-LTE||10 MHz available 31 December 2014||10 MHz|
|Vodafone||1800||3||4G FD-LTE||Currently operating in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and outer metro areas.||up to 30 MHz|
|TPG Telecom||2600||7||4G FD-LTE||Possible deployment from 1 October 2014||10 MHz|
- after analogue T.V is switched off and digital T.V is re-stacked
The 700 MHz band is currently used for analogue television and will be auctioned off in 2013 and then become operational with 4G in December 2014.
The 1800 MHz band is currently operated as a 2G network by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
Telstra was the first mobile phone network to operate 4G and 2G in the same band. Their 4G network covers capital cities and some regional areas.
Optus has now installed their 4G networks in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
The Vodafone 4G network is now live in selected metro areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. It’s also available in other outer metro areas like Wollongong, Gold Coast, Newcastle and Geelong.
Telstra and Vodafone have expressed interest in using the 2600 MHz band in Australia.
4G Sites (Base Stations)
Telstra- Telstra currently has 2500 4G towers active across Australia. (3500 Base Stations by the end of 2013)
Optus- Optus currently has over 750 4G Towers active across Australia. (1200-1250 Base Stations by the end of 2013)
Vodafone- Vodafone plans to have 2000 4G Base Stations active by 2014.
Information Accurate as of October 2013.
The following mobile virtual network operators offer 4G services in Australia:
Bendigo Bank Telco
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All the information here is accurate as of 12 August 2013