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The Bondi site had to have a special plastic cover placed over the tower in order to make it blend into the rest of the building. Spiclin said the plastic had been especially designed so that telcos could shape it and colour it as required, but still be able to get signal through it unhindered.
For the Rose Bay site, he said, Telstra will examine how it interacts with the towers around it in North Bondi, Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, and an exchange in Rose Bay.
Once an antenna is installed, Spiclin said that Telstra can spend weeks or months fine tuning the antennas and the rest of the network to ensure optimal coverage. This can be done one of two ways: Either physically changing the position of the antenna at the site, or shifting it, using a device built into the antenna, that allows Telstra technicians to shift its position remotely.