Managed Fire Alarm Service
Telstra in consultation with the SA Country Fire Service (CFS) and the SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) has developed the Managed Fire Alarm Service (MFAS).
The MFAS addresses the decommissioning of the copper telephone line network, which is being replaced by the fibre-optic based National Broadband Network (NBN).
The MFAS incorporates technology, which utilises the mobile networks of two separate carriers to offer choices for alarm monitoring. This removes the reliance on copper services due to be removed as part of the NBN rollout and minimises the reliance on NBN services.
(In a small number of areas where dual mobile network coverage may not be available, a dual monitoring path will be engineered using one mobile network, and an alternative NBN fibre or wireless connection)