Telco T1 - Indoor/Outdoor Mountable CAT-6 LTE-A Wireless Modem Router

The first choice for cost effective, reliable remote and outdoor communications


What our customers are saying

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

  • "[After band locking to B1, B3, B40 and B7 on Optus] Spectacular! PING 28ms | DOWNLOAD 68.96Mbps | UPLOAD 47.81Mbps Thanks for the help!"
  • "[customer who runs an SD-WAN business] We have many different brands and models of routers all talking to our monitoring system. When you look at the graphs of these other devices you see the statuses going up and down over time, but with the T1 all you see is a nice flat line! ... It's the most reliable modem we have" 
  • "They are on a pole in the weather for 8 months at a time and never miss a beat!"
  • "Your device worked perfectly, it connected straight away!
  • "...the T1 has been a game changer for me"
  • "Just gotta say.  The Telco T1 is amazing So far, it has performed flawlessly.  The users are actually pleased! Going forward, I’ll be using these devices on all our remote sites.  The remote management is extremely helpful also."

Suited to the rough Australian environment, the Telco T1 is specifically designed to offer more value than competing devices in this category.  T1 is a highly advanced, easy to use, ruggedised wireless modem router delivering reliable CAT6 LTE-A (up to 300Mbps DL with carrier aggregation) data connections 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.  Now compatible with Telco Cloud Management System!
  • More security - An acclaimed operating system, TelcOS™ Melaleuca, delivering ease of setup and reliability along with the latest in security and VPN technology.
  • More flexibility - External antenna connectors, 3G/4G/4GX (LTE-A CAT6) support for the entire APAC region, and a versatile mounting system.

Key Features


CAT 6 LTE Advanced anywhere, rain or shine and on the go

  • Suitable for a moderate to fast connection in most areas, or where high mobility is required

  • Cost effective high speed connectivity

  • 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

  • Telco Cloud Management System compatible

  • Weather-resistant pole-mountable package

  • Stationary or mobile fully supported

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

  • PoE or USB powered (PoE adaptor is included)

    • Power the T1 on the go or during a power outage for hours or even days with a USB battery pack

  • Onboard SIM slot

  • Load balancing between 4G and WAN

  • Failover between 4G/Wired 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

  • Recommended for up to 100 clients simultaneously

  • Guest networks

  • Multiple SSID's with security and firewall profiles













Telco Cloud Management System

Compatible with Telco Cloud Management System for remote management and access to your fleet of Telco T1's.  Read more





Put the modem where the signal is

  • We recommend installing the T1 as high as possible to get the best signal

  • 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

  • Well suited for 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



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Protect Your Communications and Investment

Install surge protection to prevent electrical transients from harming or damaging your installation and reduce downtime.


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 (1m)

  • Quick start guide

Power adaptor (PoE, included)

  • Australian plug
  • Passive PoE (24V/0.5A)
  • 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 Ethernet cable
  • Ethernet pins: +(4,5), -(7,8)




RCM Certified





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

Product images are indicative only and may vary depending on firmware version.



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.

All trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Telco T1

Signal estimate: 



NETGEAR® Nighthawk® M1

Signal estimate: 


Comset CM210Q-W

Signal estimate: 



Performance can vary based on signal quality. While the modem is powerful, it cannot deliver exceptional speeds with extremely poor signal as input. Please check the reported signal strengh on device (go to > Mobile Status page) for personalised advice on how signal can be improved.  If you require a higher category of performance than the T1, consider our much more powerful Telco X1 Pro.

  • Limit of 40 per order
  • High Volume orders - please contact us
  • 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.


Configuration Examples

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TelcOS™ Melaleuca

Made right here in Brisbane, Australia.  Take a look under the hood of Melaleuca, our modified version of OpenWrt®* that powers every Telco Electronics device.  You will not find an ancient kernel or an outdated package on Melaleuca.  The advantages of running the latest stable Linux kernel and packages are numerous, but start with better performance, more features, and fixed security bugs.  That is why our devices are shipped with the KRACK wifi countermeasures and fixes for other kernel CVE's that can allow unauthorised remote root access.  We offer the first LTE router in Australia to specify our hardware using Device Tree, which allows us to only include kernel code relevant to our hardware, leading to a smaller kernel, allowing us to boot faster and perform better.  We are open source, meaning anyone can grab our source code and modify it to suit their exact requirements.  We endeavour to contribute our code upstream so that the improvements we make to Melaleuca can be utilised by the wider community and future IoT and networking products.


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 performing frequency bands in your area for faster data speeds
  • Tune the T1 to your antenna


Uncompromising features for IT Admins and Power Users




Real insights with Realtime Graphs


  • Wireless throughput
  • Per-interface traffic
  • System load
  • Network connections
  • and more




No waiting around

  • Boots up and connects you to the Internet in around a minute, given suitable service is available


Mobile Browser Support

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


Colour Coding (Melaleuca 1.3+)

Easily and intuitively understand signal quality at a glance.  Measuring wireless signals can be complex, so we have identified the key values and rated them with a colour coding scheme.  Values are automatically updated in real time and range from green, to orange to red so you can dial in to the sweet spot.  Your device performs best when all values stay green.

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



Tech Specifications


  • PoE powered - guaranteed 50m range over Cat 6 cable
  • Alternative USB Power: 5V/2A, micro USB
  • 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​ - 100Mbps

  • 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

  • 1x Micro-SIM slot
  • Quality Assured: ISO 9001
  • Power consumption: 
    • Idle: 1.9W
    • Peak (wired): 4.2W
    • Peak (wifi): 6W


  • Wifi

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps
  • 20MHz/40MHz channel width
  • Up to 398mW transmit power
  • Multiple Service Modes
    • Access Point
    • Client
    • Ad-hoc
    • IEEE 802.11s Mesh
    • Monitor
  • WDS - Wireless Distribution System
  • Encryption Support
    • 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

CAT6 LTE-Advanced modem

  • Peak Download Rate: 300Mbps with Carrier Aggregation

  • Peak Upload Rate: 50Mbps

  • Premium Sierra Wireless® Chipset

  • Carrier Aggregation

    • Maximum aggregated bandwidth: up to 40MHz (20MHz + 20MHz)

  • 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



Supported Frequency Bands - Entire APAC Region

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

Telco T1 supports Band Locking to any combination of the below bands:

  • 4G LTE/LTE Advanced Bands

    • B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B18, B19, B21, B28, B38, B39, B40, B41
  • 3G Bands

    • 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.




  • 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 Consumption 

We tested the Telco T1 at idle and while performing a typical speed test (70Mbps download, 40Mbps upload) over ethernet cable and WiFi.

  • Idle: 1.9W
  • Peak under load (wired): 4.2W
  • Peak under load (wifi): 6W


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.   If you have any questions about whether a particular power supply is compatible please Contact Us.

As is common with devices of this kind, the Telco T1 does not comply with the IEEE 802.3af-2003 standard: powering the device from an IEEE 802.3af-2003 power supply will damage the device as it is not rated for input voltages of the PoE standard. Instead, this device uses 24V/0.5A Passive PoE.

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


Be prepared for power outages, or take it on the go

Telco T1 can run for up to several days off of a standard USB power bank via the micro USB power port. (Power bank and USB cable not supplied).


Model # TEL-T1
Brand Telco Electronics
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.285m
Shipping Height 0.060m
Shipping Length 0.200m
Shipping Cubic 0.003420000m3
Type Modem Router
  • 1 Year


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