Cyclone Gabrielle and the failure in communication(s)

Cyclone Gabrielle and the failure in communication(s)
People were stranded when networks collapsed – and there were people who saw it coming. (Image: Getty)
Ben Moore
The failure of a swathe of our communications infrastructure was inevitable, just most people didn’t know it.In the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle, the resilience of our communications network infrastructure is being questioned and for good reason – it failed, it left people stranded, and the preparations made weren’t enough.Fibre lines were cut and when the power went out mobile towers were cut as well.Telcos sent generators into the regions' main centres before the cyclone hit but roads and bridges were damaged way worse than...

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