4G was introduced into Australia in 2011/2012 as the successor to the third generation network, known in short as 3G.

There are few major Australian Telecommunications Companies, otherwise known as telcos, which have the infrastructure supporting 4G; all other telcos, known as MNVOs, rent the infrastructure from them.

The Major Players

  • Optus
  • Vodafone
  • Telstra
  • TPG

Current 4G LTE Bands In Australia

MHzNetwork BandProvider
700MHz (B28)Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
850MHz (B5)Vodafone
900MHz (B8)Telstra (a handful of sites, utilises spectrum previously used by 2G)
1800MHz (B3)Telstra, Optus, Vodafone
2100MHz (B1)Telstra (a handful of sites), Optus, Vodafone
2600MHz (B7)Telstra, Optus
2300MHz (B40)Optus (Fixed Wireless Only NBN

3G Frequencies Australia

See the 3G Frequencies in Australia