This afternoon I spoke with Chris Taylor, Regional General Manager for Southern NSW, Telstra about the mobile phone network at Malua Bay.
Chris' team have been hard at work trying to access and restore all the damaged services in the area since the bushfires.
Chris has advised that the mobile cell tower at Malua Bay (along with others in the area) had been badly damaged and will need extensive repairs.
Thankfully, Telstra have sent a Mobile Cell on Wheels to be installed at the Malua Bay tower.
Telstra have planned to connect this CoW to the existing antennas on the tower and fibre lead-in cable. This means that all going well Telstra mobile signal coverage and Internet speed in Malua Bay should be pretty much back to normal.
Telstra are hoping to have the CoW installed and fully operational within a week.