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.
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
A bulletin board troll in the 1980s, David Braue has been online long enough to remember using the text-based Lynx browser to visit www.ibm.com, one of around 100 Web sites available back then. Telecoms has remained an obsession as he developed ever more complicated schemes to stay in touch with family overseas without going broke. After more than a decade covering Australia's ICT industry - and watching our telcos stumble time and again - he's eager to call them to task.
So there I was, craving a pizza and dialling my local Domino's for a BBQ Meat Lover's special.
What's the first thing you look at when you check into a hotel room? The bed? The view? The minibar?
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.
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.
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.
Australian telecoms is increasingly resembling the US during Prohibition, with Telstra as Al Capone and the ACCC as Eliot Ness.
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.
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.
The men running Telstra have been accused of a lot of things, but lack of conviction is definitely not one of them.