We've built a small library of resources to help you understand the Australian telecommunications industry better. You'll find information about the companies which operate mobile networks, along with technical details about each network type that can be found in Australia. We also have information about the different geographic environments that you may find yourself using equipment in.

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Mobile Network Operators (MNO's) are companies who have built and operate their own network infrastructure. This is contrasted to Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), which are far greater in numbers, who rebrand and sell access to another company's network.

There are three types of mobile networks that remain in Australia today. In this section we'll cover off the practical differences between 3G, 4G, and 5G network technologies.

The Internet of Things is a blanket term that refers to the sharing of data between a network of electronic devices for the purposes of recording, reporting, and decision making. IoT is becoming an increasingly prominent technology that has the potential to radically alter our world like almost no other wireless technology that is currently undergoing commercial development.

Information on the RF bands used for wireless communication can be found here. While bands tend to be harmonised across countries, most information in this section is specific to Australia.