In today’s connected world, reliable mobile phone coverage is essential to both business and home where a single phone call can make or break a deal or put a worrying mind at ease.
One of the great challenges of living in such a geographically dispersed country has always been keeping in touch. Mobile technology gives us the opportunity to instantly connect with friends, family, and colleagues anywhere in the country, so long as we have network coverage.
But a mobile network can only be built to cover so far. Many of us can find ourselves out west, behind hills, in the bush, or even a basement where phone signal can’t reach. True to the pioneering spirit that built this nation, Australians don’t give up – we innovate and overcome.
This is where mobile coverage boosting Solutions come in. Often called mobile boosters, a repeater is designed to detect and amplify a weak 3G, 4G, or 5G signal, allowing it to be rebroadcast at full strength throughout the building. It is the most effective way to improve mobile voice and data services.
What’s in a Telstra repeater kit?
A Repeater is also known as a Booster, Amplifier, or Smart Antenna, so if you see these terms used just remember there’s no difference. All repeater kits consist of three main components:
This is the antenna that connects to the Telstra base station. The base station provides a signal input to the repeater through the antenna. It’s important that the donor antenna is mounted high and clear of any metal obstructions so that it can pick up the best quality signal possible. For moving vehicles and vessels the donor antenna is omnidirectional which means it can receive signal in any orientation. For buildings and other stationary applications a directional antenna is used. Directional donor antennas can pick up signal from a much longer distance as they focus signal in a beam.