[LINK] Cairns power and 3G wireless networks in recent cyclones

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Feb 9 08:51:17 AEDT 2011

Telstra roll out CoWs, MEoWs and SatCoWs as needed, according to their tweets. (Cell on Wheels, Mobile Exchange on Wheels, Satellite Cell on Wheels)

Telstra also have a '3 x 3' recovery plan which outlines three distinct phases aimed at restoring communication services:
• Immediate short term service: within first three days
• Temporary network restoration: within three weeks
• Final infrastructure build: three months

They also describe in detail how payphones can be switched to free local and STD calls in areas where telecoms are dire. They also offer loan mobile handsets, battery chargers and sat phones to evacuation centres and emergency services organisations, hand out a whole bunch of pre-paid mobiles, recharge cards, phoneaway cards and bill assistance certificates.


Ivan Trundle
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