David Braue

Australia’s first-world economy relies on first-rate IT and telecommunications innovation. David Braue, an award-winning IT journalist and former Macworld editor, covers its challenges, successes and lessons learned as it uses ICT to assert its leadership in the developing Asia-Pacific region – and strengthen its reputation on the world stage.

Latest Posts

US shows what OPEL could have been

Sprint's WiMAX roll-out in Baltimore will prove the Australian government's decision to worm its way out of the Opel WiMAX contract was a short-sighted, and ultimately damaging, political stunt that has benefited nobody.

October 5, 2008 by

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Weighing the price of separation

A reader suggested a key test to structural separation to compare shareholder return for BT with that of Telstra, providing a presumptive analysis of whether separation was a Good Thing or a Bad Thing. This was a great idea that I had to try.

September 25, 2008 by

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Telstra's BT coat doesn't fit

The vision of the future BT portrayed this week at an Australian conference was so far removed from how Telstra's David Quilty has described the British telco that I wonder if they were talking about the same UK.

September 3, 2008 by

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NBN tender turns into bloodsport

Fair is not what the National Broadband Network tender is about; it's bloodsport, and a fight for survival, and a challenge of the wills, and all the other sorts of superlatives you might expect from an Olympics announcer.

August 31, 2008 by

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Apple has killed the video store; will ISPs be next?

The Olympics are nearly over, and the Australian team deserves kudos for an excellent performance all around. Yet even as the Olympic sun sets on the Bird's Nest for the last time this weekend, millions of spectators around the world will be scanning their dials in the hope of finding something else to fill their viewing hours.

August 20, 2008 by

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How Seven blew the internet Olympics

If there ever was an opportunity for a broadcaster to showcase the potential of internet video, this was it, and Seven has blown it. Perhaps its executives should have rung their mates at NBC in the US and gotten some pointers on online coverage.

August 12, 2008 by

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NBN a lose-lose deal for Telstra

Labor's policy of socialised broadband has certainly proved much harder than the party believed it would be back when it was in Opposition, but it is Telstra that stands to lose the most from the NBN - and that applies whether it loses the NBN contract or wins it.

July 30, 2008 by

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