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

Competition guided by Telstra's heavy hand

What if Shell, Caltex, Mobil and all the other petroleum giants decided tomorrow to stop selling unleaded, and announced that they would only manufacture and sell LPG from now on? Telstra's decision to introduce RIM equipment in its Deakin, ACT exchange will have the same effect for its competitors.

March 8, 2009 by

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From show pony to dead horse

Telstra's 21Mbps Next-G boost and Internode's new 100Mbps FttH networks may be both companies' show ponies, but when it comes to helping most of us, their need-for-speed posturing is just a box-and-dice distraction that we've all seen before.

March 1, 2009 by

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Why telcos should fear Twitter

SMS may have turned into a cash cow for the world's telcos, but Twitter's growing popularity gives customers an easier, cheaper option that may force carriers to come to the party or risk missing out.

February 8, 2009 by

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Et tu, Internode?

Is Hackett the Saruman — the once-good wizard who is seduced by the dark powers of Sauron — of my recent Lord of the Rings scenario? Is something rotten in Renmark — and elsewhere?

January 28, 2009 by

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NBN: Now we are Tolkien

Like the one ring of Sauron, the power of Telstra's copper loop twists the minds of its ever-scheming board, which hid in its Collins Street boardroom until it was wrenched from its grasp by the forces of deregulation and the undead armies of ACCC head Graeme Samuel.

January 14, 2009 by

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