Aust telcos study fire tragedy lessons

Telstra and Optus will conduct internal reviews and work closely with a royal commission investigating the Victorian bushfires to understand how telcos can improve the resilience of their networks when disaster strikes.Little survived the blast-furnace fires that devoured bushland, houses and lives across regional Victoria 10 days ago, and communications infrastructure was not spared as the flames roared through large areas.Victorian Premier John Brumby has called for a royal commission on the bushfires and mentioned the inadequacy of communications infrastructure.To read this report in full in Australian IT, see:,24897,25065269-5013041,00.html

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