David Braue

As large as the US mainland but with a smaller population than Texas, Australia relies on ICT innovation to maintain its position as a first-world democracy and a role model for the developing Asia-Pacific region. Award-winning journalist David Braue has covered Australia’s IT and telecoms sectors since 1995 – and he’s as quick to draw lessons from their failures as to laud their successes.

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Just how fast is fast, anyway?

Just how fast is fast, anyway?

There's something immensely gratifying about accomplishing the seemingly impossible -- particularly in IT, where pundits regularly proclaim that a particular technology has hit its physical limits.

published November 7, 2007 by

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Labor or Liberal, it's Telstra's election

Labor or Liberal, it's Telstra's election

If there was ever evidence that the stoush over broadband had gotten personal, it came when Telstra's sour-grapes mentality led it to sue Helen Coonan, personally, for claimed procedural flaws in the OPEL contract.

published October 17, 2007 by

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Seven: The new Telstra?

Seven: The new Telstra?

A good merger always gets the pulse racing -- and Seven's takeover of Unwired could be shaping up to be one of the most interesting for a while.

published October 10, 2007 by

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Remember the Ala-MIMO

Remember the Ala-MIMO

As CSIRO stands firm on its refusal to freely license key patents relating to WLANs, I'm reminded of the joke: what do you get when you grab a man by the testicles? The answer: his full attention.

published October 2, 2007 by

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Labor: Clueless on wireless?

Labor: Clueless on wireless?

If there ever were concrete evidence that Labor is blowing smoke up the proverbials of the Australian population, it came earlier this month as Senator Stephen Conroy, the man charged with promoting Labor's fibre-everywhere policy while simultaneously taking potshots at his counterpart Senator Helen Coonan, put his foot squarely in his mouth.

published September 13, 2007 by

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You got your VoIP on my broadband!

You got your VoIP on my broadband!

Life may be like a box of chocolates -- but telecoms right now is gearing up to be a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, as service providers seek increasingly novel ways to blend their offerings.

published September 4, 2007 by

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Telstra's newest product ... groundhogs

Telstra's newest product ... groundhogs

Bill Murray's weeks spent in the purgatory of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania -- depicted in the amusing movie Groundhog Day -- have become a cultural sounding point, mentioned in passing to describe a situation where someone is stuck in the same painful, unresolvable situation day after day.

published August 9, 2007 by

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