Wobble drags on through Thursday
- Telstra deployment of Cell on Wheels temporary facilities to support emergency services operations and communities in affected areas.
- Optus deployment of Satellite Small Cells (SatCats) and Cells on Wheels to support emergency services and provide coverage to impacted communities
- Vodafone deployment of new transmission links and generators to restore services along the NSW South Coast
- Telstra enabling its national payphone network for free calls and the use of its Telstra Air payphones as free Wi-Fi hotspots in bushfire-affected regions.
- Distribution of Telstra satellite phones to emergency services and communities.
- NBN Co deployment of Road Muster trucks to several evacuation and relief centres, offering free Wi-Fi as well as news and weather updates. These included evacuation centres at Hanging Rock Sports Oval in Batemans Bay and Malua Bay Surf Club on the NSW South Coast.
- NBN Co installation of Sky Muster satellite dishes to provide free Wi-Fi hotspots and established mobile device charging facilities at 29 evacuation centres in NSW, Victoria and South Australia – at its peak supporting around 5,000 affected residents, business owners and support staff.
Impacting "multiple geographic areas".
- Up to 2,000 people were affected by a Telstra outage that lasted more than 48 hours
- Community members were forced to leave town because they could not buy food
- Telstra says the problem was due to a mains power outage as well as faulty hardware that had to be replaced