Gel problem quantified by Telstra

Tuesday 15 October 2002 | 00:00 CET | News
TELSTRA Corp has played down the corrosion damage to its network caused by a faulty weather-proofing sealant. In its submission to the Estens inquiry into telecom services in the bush, the Communications and Electrical Plumbers Union said problem was widespread. But Telstra spokesman Adam Redman has said the sealant problems only related to one type of gel, which was one of several types of sealant used. Redman said in the past seven years Telstra had spent about AUD 40 million on this product, and was only replacing "air core" cable areas where problems occurred due to moisture in the

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