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If you live or are visiting a foreign country and are willing to shoot a few pictures of mobile phone equipment, then your photo and name credit could be on one of these pages.

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Australian/Oceania Mobile Equipment Pictures

One in every two Australians owns a mobile phone and as such the network coverage is very good both in urban centres and along the routes that connect them. There are three major service providers in Australia: Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone. All providers offer GSM services either in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands. In 1999 the 800 MHz AMPS (analog) services were discontinued and both Telstra and Optus are now using their 800 MHz spectrum allocation to provide 800 CDMA services in addition to their GSM services. Telstra claims to have the most extensive network covering 95% of the population (about 6% of the total land area).

>Cells are easy to spot regardless where in the world you are. These were spotted across the street from the Glebe Point YHA, Sydney, NSW.
VTo learn what cells each provider uses, a good guide is to find a building owned by a provider. Blake Crosby snapped these Telstra cells in Sydney.

Cells in Glebe, Sydney
Telstra building, Sydney Telstra building, Sydney
Assorted cells, Brisbane city hall Telstra cells, Byron Bay, NSW Telstra cells, Byron Bay, NSW
^Assorted cells across from the Brisbane city hall.
>Telstra CDMA cells in Bryon Bay, NSW.
>>A well-hidden Telstra cell on a water tower, Bryon Bay.
Assorted micro and picocells, Bondi Beach, Sydney Light standard-mounted micro and picocells are very popular in Australia. Often several providers will share one pole with their equipment. These setups are very common in congested areas, such as downtown, shopping centres, and tourist attractions.
All cellular antenna mounts in Australia are required to be marked underneath with a RF radiation sticker. These stickers are orange and either square or triangular in shape, making identification of cell sites relatively easy.

>Telstra pico, Optus micro, and Vodafone pico cells on a light standard, Bondi Beach, Sydney.

>Close up of Optus Microcell on this light standard. Identification of this cell was easy: the orange sticker says 'Optus Microcell'.
>Downtown Sydney microcell (large silver cylinder) and picocell (two small spikes above and to right of microcell).
>Brisbane microcell on light standard.

Optus Microcell, Bondi Beach, Sydney Sydney micro and pico cells on light standard Brisbane micro cells on light standard

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