Fire, Flood and Phones

2013 has got off to one hell of a start, with major fires and floods across eastern Australia. This week on CrossTalk we look at how the telecommunications industry coped – and helped – with these significant weather events.

Grant Nicholson, Director Network Assurance Operations at Telstra talks about how his Major Incident Management team swings into action when disaster strikes.
Gary Starr, Managing Director ANZ for Motorola Solutions, talks about how the networks used by emergency services are maintained and how more could be done if more dedicated bandwidth was available.

We also look ahead to the NBN – how will it withstand what mother nature can chuck at it. Gary McClaren, Chief Technology Officer at NBNCo says fibre optic has some natural advantages.

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