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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Economics guru wanted, must like colour red

Economics guru wanted, must like colour red

I don't normally read the job ads in the morning papers, but this one caught my eye:A rare and exciting role has arisen with Vodafone Australia for a talented individual to join its established Public Policy group at a managerial level.Working within a collaborative team environment you will be responsible for providing economic thought leadership together with leading and advocating Vodafone's economic policies.

published March 30, 2006 by

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Competition still matters

Competition still matters

Interesting reading in Om Malik's article for Business 2.0 magazine that some parties are expecting a wave of mergers and buyouts to ensue in the ranks of networking equipment vendors if Alcatel and Lucent jump into bed together.

published March 28, 2006 by

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Facing the microphone

Facing the microphone

It can't be easy being a Telstra spokesperson presenting to a conference composed of rival telcos, regulators and government officials -- not to mention disgruntled customers. Especially if you're speaking before lunch.

published March 22, 2006 by

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Quit your job

Quit your job

As part of my strategy of ... well talking to people (you can see the life of a journalist is very complicated), I had coffee yesterday with current Tangler and former Dot Communications boss Marty Wells.

published March 15, 2006 by

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The hangover

The hangover

It's no secret that shadow communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy didn't have a good day on Wednesday. Full Duplex doesn't know whether -- like many high-flyers from Australia's telco community -- the politician was suffering a hangover after ATUG's annual awards on Tuesday night.

published March 9, 2006 by

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Confessions of an ATUG conference

Confessions of an ATUG conference

Those of us who've spent a bit of time attending conferences around Australia will know that every event has its bloopers. This week's Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) conference held in Sydney was certainly no exception.

published March 7, 2006 by

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Calling all Aussie telecomms bloggers

Calling all Aussie telecomms bloggers

If there is one thing that the growing blogging phenomenon makes clear, it is that the Internet is not a single-user publishing medium. Online publishing is all about the conversations that develop between professional and, increasingly, amateur writers who are interested in publicly discussing the issues that matter to them.

published March 1, 2006 by

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Small Pond

Small Pond

When I heard last week that global carrier AT&T had signed up local telco People Telecom to provide wholesale co-location and domestic voice services, I wasn't surprised. It probably wasn't too hard to organise meetings between the two given that AT&T has offices in People Telecom's North Sydney building.

published February 26, 2006 by

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Payphones in Costa Rica

Payphones in Costa Rica

The last time I used a payphone was back in the summer of 2001. I remember it being a cool summer filled with constant rain, a summer in which seeing clear sky was a rarity and it was tough to get the mould out of your clothes.

published February 20, 2006 by

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Sol Trujillo's favourite beer

Sol Trujillo's favourite beer

Sitting in Telstra's half-yearly financial results briefing recently I couldn't help but wonder how the company's chief executive Sol Trujillo kept his cool for so long. Sol Trujillo a beer drinker?

published February 19, 2006 by

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