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Old 07-15-2007, 08:56 AM
Jonathan Wilson
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Default What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS but
what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band are optus
and vodafone going for?

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Old 07-15-2007, 03:06 PM
Anthony Horan
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:56:00 +0800, Jonathan Wilson wrote:

> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS but
> what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band are optus
> and vodafone going for?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GSM#Radio_interface

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Old 07-15-2007, 09:52 PM
John Henderson
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

Jonathan Wilson wrote:

> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz
> for UMTS but what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also,
> what UMTS band are optus and vodafone going for?


900 MHz primarily for old GSM, with some 1800 MHz for infill. A
phone with 1800 MHz but no 900 MHz may not even be able to
register.

All non-Testra Australian UMTS is 2100 MHz.

See http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/cou_au.shtml

John

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:56:00 +0800 Jonathan Wilson may have written:
> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS but
> what GSM bands do the various carriers use?


900 primary, 1800 secondary.

> Also, what UMTS band are optus and vodafone going for?


900 supposedly, because it'd be cheaper to meet their GSM coverage with
900 than it would 2100. They obviously have their shared 2100
infrastructure at the moment.

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Old 07-15-2007, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

Jonathan Wilson wrote:
> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS
> but what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band are
> optus and vodafone going for?


Tel$tra actually share 3's 2100 MHz UMTS Network as well.



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Old 07-16-2007, 12:38 AM
Jonathan Wilson
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

Paul Day wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:56:00 +0800 Jonathan Wilson may have written:
>> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS but
>> what GSM bands do the various carriers use?

>
> 900 primary, 1800 secondary.
>
>> Also, what UMTS band are optus and vodafone going for?

>
> 900 supposedly, because it'd be cheaper to meet their GSM coverage with
> 900 than it would 2100. They obviously have their shared 2100
> infrastructure at the moment.

Gaah, that would mean we have YET ANOTHER UMTS frequency on this planet.
(along with the 850 and 2100 this country uses, 1900 is used elsewhere)

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:20 AM
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"> Gaah, that would mean we have YET ANOTHER UMTS frequency on this planet.
> (along with the 850 and 2100 this country uses, 1900 is used elsewhere)


No, 1900 is only used in the Americas. 2100 is the "standard" UMTS frequency
elsewhere.



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Old 07-16-2007, 01:36 AM
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On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:20:54 +1000 Frank may have written:
> No, 1900 is only used in the Americas. 2100 is the "standard" UMTS frequency
> elsewhere.


They're all part of the "standard". 2100 is just the most popular.

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:37 AM
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?

On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 08:38:59 +0800 Jonathan Wilson may have written:
> > 900 supposedly, because it'd be cheaper to meet their GSM coverage with
> > 900 than it would 2100. They obviously have their shared 2100
> > infrastructure at the moment.

> Gaah, that would mean we have YET ANOTHER UMTS frequency on this planet.
> (along with the 850 and 2100 this country uses, 1900 is used elsewhere)


Just wait for a "world phone". 850/900/1800/1900 GSM with EDGE and
850/900/1700/1900/2100 3G with HSDPA...

PD

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Old 07-16-2007, 01:42 AM
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"Paul Day" <pauls@enigma.id.au> wrote in message
news:1184549788.511509@colossus.enigma.id.au...
> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:20:54 +1000 Frank may have written:
>> No, 1900 is only used in the Americas. 2100 is the "standard" UMTS
>> frequency
>> elsewhere.

>
> They're all part of the "standard". 2100 is just the most popular.
>
> PD
>
> --
> Paul Day


Standard was a poor choice of word. 2100 would be the most popular.
Is 1900 used for UMTS anywhere ?



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Old 07-17-2007, 10:44 AM
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"Jonathan Wilson" <jfwfreo@tpgi.com.au> wrote in message
news:469abe24$1@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Paul Day wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:56:00 +0800 Jonathan Wilson may have written:
>>> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS
>>> but what GSM bands do the various carriers use?

>>
>> 900 primary, 1800 secondary.
>>
>>> Also, what UMTS band are optus and vodafone going for?

>>
>> 900 supposedly, because it'd be cheaper to meet their GSM coverage with
>> 900 than it would 2100. They obviously have their shared 2100
>> infrastructure at the moment.

> Gaah, that would mean we have YET ANOTHER UMTS frequency on this planet.
> (along with the 850 and 2100 this country uses, 1900 is used elsewhere)


Doesnt really make much difference nowadays



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Old 07-17-2007, 10:44 AM
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"Simon Templar" <usenet@vk3xem.net> wrote in message
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> Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS but
>> what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band are
>> optus and vodafone going for?

>
> Tel$tra actually share 3's 2100 MHz UMTS Network as well.


They dont "share" each.

It is owned by an entity, 3GIS, which Telstra and 3 jointly own



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Old 07-18-2007, 09:42 AM
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"Michael J" <michael@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Simon Templar" <usenet@vk3xem.net> wrote in message
> news:5fvps7F3ekhh8U1@mid.individual.net...
>> Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>>> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS
>>> but what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band are
>>> optus and vodafone going for?

>>
>> Tel$tra actually share 3's 2100 MHz UMTS Network as well.

>
> They dont "share" each.
>
> It is owned by an entity, 3GIS, which Telstra and 3 jointly own


Um... so it's used by 3 and Telstra, right?

Sounds like it's "shared" to me.



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Old 07-20-2007, 12:29 PM
Michael J
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Default Re: What GSM frequencies does Australia use?


"Steve" <invalid@invalid> wrote in message
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>
> "Michael J" <michael@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:G41ni.8425$4A1.6266@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>
>> "Simon Templar" <usenet@vk3xem.net> wrote in message
>> news:5fvps7F3ekhh8U1@mid.individual.net...
>>> Jonathan Wilson wrote:
>>>> I know 3 Mobile uses 2100MHz for UMTS and Telstra use 850MHz for UMTS
>>>> but what GSM bands do the various carriers use? Also, what UMTS band
>>>> are optus and vodafone going for?
>>>
>>> Tel$tra actually share 3's 2100 MHz UMTS Network as well.

>>
>> They dont "share" each.
>>
>> It is owned by an entity, 3GIS, which Telstra and 3 jointly own

>
> Um... so it's used by 3 and Telstra, right?
>
> Sounds like it's "shared" to me.


You missed the point.

The original OP wrote "Telstra shares 3's network"

This is not the cause. They both share an entity owned equally by both. That
is the difference
>
>




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