A week later: See inside the Telstra exchange as technicians work

Mobile technicians Des Ryan, Andrew Fiek and Craig Dorney inside the exchange.
Mobile technicians Des Ryan, Andrew Fiek and Craig Dorney inside the exchange.
New stacks inside the Telstra Exchange.

New stacks inside the Telstra Exchange.

Telstra Regional Manager Bill Mundy with new equipment that is going into the building.

Telstra Regional Manager Bill Mundy with new equipment that is going into the building.

Telstra Regional Manager Bill Mundy at doorway that stopped fire destroying Main Distribution Frame which is 30,000 connections.

Telstra Regional Manager Bill Mundy at doorway that stopped fire destroying Main Distribution Frame which is 30,000 connections.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame, which holds 30,000 connections.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame, which holds 30,000 connections.

A close-up of wires melted in last Thursday's fire.

A close-up of wires melted in last Thursday's fire.

A close-up of wires melted in last Thursday's fire.

A close-up of wires melted in last Thursday's fire.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

This wiry mess is part of what Telstra technicians are working around.

This wiry mess is part of what Telstra technicians are working around.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame.

Telstra technicians working the Main Distribution Frame.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians checking new wires into building.

Technicians feeding new wires into building.

Technicians feeding new wires into building.

Warrnambool's Telstra Exchange.

Warrnambool's Telstra Exchange.

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