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

Heads in the cloud

Could the spread of the cloud force Australian ISPs to step away from usage-based models and finally offer real, unlimited broadband packages with no hard limits? Not very likely.

November 23, 2008 by


NBN needs workers on board

Without consensus on labour issues, the eventual winner of the NBN may end up as little more than a lame duck and a cashed-up symbol of the conflict between the desire for progress and the lack of mechanisms to deliver it.

November 6, 2008 by


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


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


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