Telco T1 - Indoor/Outdoor Mountable Wireless Modem Router

Developed by Telco Antennas in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Latest Firmware - TelcOS Melaleuca Current version: 1.2
  • What's new: Improved, dynamically updated Mobile Data Status page, display modem temperature, fixes certificate issue affecting Google Chrome on macOS Catalina, automatic annual regeneration of SSL HTTPS certificate.


"I was absolutely wrapped and blown away with the results of the T1 it fried every other modem that I put up against it..."

Suited to the rough Australian environment, we specifically designed the Telco T1 to give you more.  T1 is a highly advanced, easy to use, ruggedised wireless modem router delivering 300Mbps Cat6 LTE-A reliability for mission critical services.   

  • More possibilities - A wireless modem router powered by PoE over only a single ethernet cable and able to withstand the elements.
  • More security - A refined new operating system, TelcOS™ Melaleuca, delivering reliability and ease of setup along with the latest in security and VPN technology.
  • More flexibility - External antenna connectors, 3G/4G/4GX support for the entire APAC region, and a versatile mounting system.

Key Features


300Mbps Cat6 LTE Advanced anywhere, rain or shine and on the go

  • Provides full 4G/4GX/4G+ (LTE Advanced) internet service over Wifi and LAN with 3G fallback

  • Mobile Data with WAN faliover or WAN with Mobile Data failover modes

  • Up to 300Mbps/50Mbps (download/upload) internet speeds - LTE Advanced technology

    • Built with industry leading, premium Sierra Wireless modem module

  • Covers Telstra 4GX, Optus 4G+, Vodafone 4G networks with 3G fallback

  • Weather-resistant pole-mountable package

  • Stationary or mobile fully supported

  • Supports frequency bands used in Australia, New Zealand, APAC and Oceania

  • PoE powered (PoE adaptor is included)

  • Onboard SIM slot

  • Load balancing between 4G and WAN

  • Band Locking


Wifi where you want it

  • Long range, secure Wifi using reliable Qualcomm-Atheros wireless chip

  • Up to 100m radius Wifi coverage area (clear line of sight)

    • Up to 100m unobstructed, up to 30m indoors

  • Services up to 100 clients simultaneously

  • Guest networks

  • Multiple SSID's with security and firewall profiles




Put the modem where the signal is

  • Save cost with the unique pole mountable design

  • Self-contained all-in-one: modem, switch, router, wireless AP and VPN client/server

  • Provides full 3G/4G/4GX/4G+ internet service as a standalone all-in-one, or can effortlessly integrate into an existing network

  • Small office or home office applications

  • Permanent, semi-permanent, or temporary installations

  • Unique built-in bracket mounts in a variety of applications and is ideal for pole or wall mounting - straps and screws included in the box

  • Being a Cat-6 LTE-A modem, in areas with poor signal the T1 works better and is much more reliable than Cat-4 LTE modems



  • mining
  • construction
  • field research
  • clubs
  • parklands
  • WISPs
  • outdoor events
  • mobile vendors
  • hospitality
  • marine
  • transportation
  • sport
  • emergency services
  • agriculture
  • retreats
  • digital signs
  • vending machines
  • and more


Performance Comparisons

In rural New South Wales on the Telstra network, an experienced networking professional benchmarked the T1 against several other modem routers.  All devices were connected using a Telco 700-2700MHz Omni antenna. 

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TelcOS™ Melaleuca


Designed and developed by Telco Antennas in Brisbane, Australia. 

Made with trusted, industry standard technology, and it's open source

  • Powerful, yet easy and secure embedded OS designed and developed by Telco Antennas
  • Direct support for Australian mobile networks
  • Reliable Wifi with options including: guest networks, scheduling, client isolation
  • Secure firewall with support for port forwarding, traffic rules and more
  • Download backups, or clone a configuration to multiple T1's with a single file
  • Latest security patches applied
  • Incorporates KRACK Wifi vulnerability countermeasures
  • Mobile browser support
  • Dark theme + Light theme
  • DHCP server including address reservations
  • Wake on Lan (WoL) - wake up other computers attached to the T1 remotely
  • Ping reboot - reboot if a host is unavailable for too long
  • Remote logging - send logs to a logging server
  • Built with a rock-solid Linux® core based on the latest stable OpenWrt® *
  • Includes the latest in VPN technology: WireGuard®

Band Locking

  • Lock on to the best frequency bands in your area (available from TelcOS Melaleuca 1.0.10)
  • Tune the T1 to your antenna


Uncompromising features for IT Admins and Power Users

  • Full CLI access
  • BusyBox environment
  • Writable file system
  • Scripting support: Lua, Shell script
  • Two powerful text editors: vi and GNU nano

Real insights with Realtime Graphs



Mobile Browser Support

  • Easily log in over wifi and make quick changes or perform full administrative tasks
  • Responsive design web UI




Specifications / Frequency



  • PoE powered - guaranteed 50m range over Cat6 cable

  • IEEE 802.11/b/g/n

  • Antenna connectors

    • Mobile data: SMA Female antenna connector

    • Wifi: RP-SMA Female

  • 2.4GHz WiFi
    • up to 300Mbps capacity

    • up 100m radius outdoor coverage area 30m indoor

    • Recommended for up to 100 clients

  • Two ports - 1 x LAN - 1 x WAN

    • WAN Port

      • Can be changed to extra LAN

    • LAN Port

      • Can share 4G with a multi-port switch or a single computer

  • Full SOHO (small office/home office) router capabilities

    • Can be used as a standalone device, or provide 4G to an existing network setup:

      • DHCP

      • Firewall

      • VPN - server and client

  • Cat6 LTE Advanced modem

    • Peak Download Rate: 300Mbps

    • Peak Upload Rate: 50Mbps

    • Transmit Power (max)

      • LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 18, 19, 21, 28, 39: +23 dBm +/- 1dB

      • LTE Band 7, 38, 40, 41: +22 dBm +/- 1dB

      • UMTS Band 1, 5, 6, 8, 9 ,19: +23 dBm +/- 1dB

      • TD-SCDMA Band 39: +23 dBm +/- 1dB 

    • Receive Sensitivity (RSSI, 10MHz bandwidth)
      • LTE Band 1 -97.5 dBm
      • LTE Band 3: -97.1 dBm
      • LTE Band 5: -99.3 dBm
      • LTE Band 7: -96.4 dBm
      • LTE Band 8: -99.3 dBm
      • LTE Band 18: -98.9 dBm
      • LTE Band 19: -99.3 dBm
      • LTE Band 21: -98.2 dBm
      • LTE Band 28: -97.3 dBm
      • LTE Band 38: -97.2 dBm
      • LTE Band 39: -98.4 dBm
      • LTE Band 40: -96.0 dBm
      • LTE Band 41: -97.0 dBm
      • UMTS Band 1 -110.1 dBm
      • UMTS Band 5: -111.4 dBm
      • UMTS Band 6: -112.0 dBm
      • UMTS Band 8: -112.0 dBm
      • UMTS Band 9: -110.2 dBm
      • UMTS Band 19: -111.7 dBm
  • 1x Micro-SIM slot
  • Quality Assured: ISO 9001
  • Power consumption: <12W
    • Ask us about our compatible solar kit


Supported Frequency Bands - Entire APAC Region

Full support for frequency bands used in Australia, New Zealand, APAC and Oceania.

  • 4G LTE/LTE Advanced
    • B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B18, B19, B21, B28, B38, B39, B40, B41
  • 3G
    • TD-SCDMA
      • B39
    • WCDMA
      • B1, B5, B6, B8, B9, B19
Network Service Compatibility
Telstra 4GX Band 28 (700 MHz)
Optus 4G+ Band 28 (700 MHz)
Telstra Next-G™ Band 5 (850 MHz)
Vodafone 4G+ Band 5 (850 MHz)* *Please check Vodafone Coverage Map
Optus Regional 3G Band 8 (900 MHz)* *Please check Optus Coverage Map.
Vodafone Regional 3G Band 8 (900 MHz)* *Please check Vodafone Coverage Map.
Telstra/Optus/Vodafone 4G Band 3 (1800 MHz)
All Carriers - Urban/Metro 3G Band 1 (2100 MHz)
Optus 4G TDD Band 40 (2300 MHz)
Telstra 4G Band 8 (900MHz)
Telstra 4GX Band 7 (2600 MHz)


Attention Optus Fixed Wireless Customers

Optus is not allowing third party devices to access their Fixed Wireless network which uses the APN LTEBROADBAND.  Only Optus branded devices can access the LTEBROADBAND network.  Unfortunately this means you cannot use a Telco T1 to access this closed network.  The Optus Mobile Data network, however, does allow third party devices, so the Telco T1 can be used on that network.  For details please see the Optus Critical Information Summary under Equipment Needs.



  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps
  • 20MHz/40MHz channel width
  • Up to 398mW transmit power
  • Modes
    • Access Point
    • Client
    • Ad-hoc
    • IEEE 802.11s Mesh
    • Monitor
  • WDS - Wireless Distribution System
  • Encryption
    • WPA2-PSK
    • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Mixed mode
    • WPA-PSK
    • WEP Shared Key
    • WEP Open System
    • No encryption
  • MAC Address Filter
  • Supports up to 4 SSID's with unique security and firewall profiles
  • Guest SSIDs
  • Isolate Clients - prevents client-to-client communication
  • Hide SSID



  • Height: 163mm

    • With antenna: add 190mm to height

  • Width: 85mm

  • Depth: 44mm

  • Weight: 200g

  • Material: UV stabilised ABS

  • Operating temperature: -10° to +55° C

  • Operating humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

  • Pole-mountable installation - stainless straps included

  • Screw-mountable installation - stainless countersunk screws included

  • Self-contained and weather-resistant for indoor or outdoor use

  • Various mounting options - including screw, and pole mounts, i.e. Aluminium Fascia J pole - stainless mounting straps and screws are included

  • Small form factor for versatile installation


Mounting hardware options

These are some of the best mounting options to consider when sizing up the location for your T1 - remembering that this versatile device can be mounted using a variety of options - your imagination is your only limitation!


Power adaptor (PoE, included)

  • Australian plug
  • Passive PoE
  • 1x PoE port
  • 1x network port (works with LAN or WAN port on T1)
  • Input: 100~240V 50/60Hz 0.5A
  • Output: 24V/0.5A
  • Guaranteed 50m range over Cat6 cable
  • Ethernet pins: +(4,5), -(7,8)


Package contents

  • Outdoor 4G LTE Advanced Wireless Router (Telco Electronics T1)

  • Power adaptor (Australian plug PoE adaptor)

  • 2x antennas - 1x LTE and 1x WiFi

  • 2x stainless straps

  • 2x stainless screws (6mm length)

  • Ethernet cable

  • Quick start guide


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Compatible Power Supplies

The Telco T1 comes with a power supply, but if you require a different one, the following have been tested to be compatible.

Notice: Use of a power supply, including PoE switches, operating outside of the following specifications may damage the device and can void the warranty.  Please use extreme care, and if you have questions about a particular power supply please Contact Us.

  • Output: DC 24V/0.5A
  • Pins: +4,5, -7,8





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* Telco Antennas is not affiliated with OpenWrt. OpenWrt is a registered trademark owned by Software in the Public Interest, Inc.


Brand Telco Electronics
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.285m
Shipping Height 0.060m
Shipping Length 0.200m
Shipping Cubic 0.003420000m3