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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It's time for Turnbull to swallow his NBN pride

It's time for Turnbull to swallow his NBN pride

It's not too late for Malcolm Turnbull to do the right thing – and not just the cheapest thing – for Australia. First, he'll have to accept the Strategic Review's damning indictment of Coalition NBN policy – and its suggestion that it will cost just $800m more per year to build a network that will last 100 years, not five.

December 12, 2013 by in NBN

FttN NBN would limit service provider options: NBN Co

FttN NBN would limit service provider options: NBN Co

Technical limitations of a fibre-to-the-node (FttN) network would hinder open-access arrangements by limiting NBN customers to just one service provider relationship, a confidential NBN Co assessment of the Coalition's alternative policy has warned.

December 10, 2013 by in NBN

This isn't what digital TV was supposed to be

This isn't what digital TV was supposed to be

The switchoff of analogue TV has been long coming — but with digital spectrum awash in home-shopping channels and the 'digital dividend' falling short of mobile expectations, is it really the success we were led to believe it would be?

December 10, 2013 by in Mobility

In-home FttN wiring testing needed, costly: NBN Co

In-home FttN wiring testing needed, costly: NBN Co

NBN Co needs to test and fix customers' in-home copper wiring to get the best speeds from VDSL2, but it's the most expensive and least preferred of three options for in-home connectivity, the company's advice to the Coalition government warns.

December 9, 2013 by in NBN

Coalition NBN must be a monopoly to survive: NBN Co

Coalition NBN must be a monopoly to survive: NBN Co

Universal price guarantees, ensuring equal prices for regional and urban Australians under Labor's NBN model, could disappear if the government's fibre-to-the-node (FttN) services tried to compete against existing HFC networks, NBN Co has warned.

December 4, 2013 by in NBN

Is Coalition's NBN endgame up in the air?

Is Coalition's NBN endgame up in the air?

It's still not clear just how the Coalition plans to meet its difficult FttN NBN goals. But as new information about its operating parameters continues to emerge, it's worth considering one way it might make everything work.

December 2, 2013 by in NBN

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