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

The hangover

The creme de la creme of the Australian telecommunications industry is incredibly hung-over today in the wake of last night's annual Service Providers Association (SPAN) dinner in downtown Sydney. Bravely facing the waves and waves of drinks that just keep coming like an onslaught from the hands of smiling, yet deadly waiters, the nation's top telco execs braved the night and staggered home in the early hours of the morning.

August 31, 2006 by Renai LeMay


Optus boss cracks more Telstra jokes

Comedian and occasional Optus chief executive Paul O'Sullivan took up the microphone again last week as he continued his campaign of targeting Telstra with bad jokes.Speaking at an Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) event in Melbourne last Thursday, O'Sullivan said the business group was just one of the many it sponsors.

August 27, 2006 by Renai LeMay


Telstra vans get a makeover

Now there's no doubt Full Duplex has covered some cutting issues in its short six month history. From SingTel spam to chook raffles, from ATUG bloopers to Sol Trujillo's favourite beer, this blog has surely had its finger on the pulse of the serious issues facing the Australian telecommunications industry.

August 15, 2006 by Renai LeMay

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Spammed by SingTel

Walking into Singapore's Changi airport on Tuesday I wondered if my Australian mobile carrier would be up to the task ... did they correctly set up global roaming for me?

July 5, 2006 by Renai LeMay


Pizza and Trujillo: The perfect combo

When Telstra boss Sol Trujillo took up the microphone at the National Press Club in Canberra at lunchtime on Thursday he knew the next hour would be a bumpy ride. The executive hadn't spoken publicly in Australia since Telstra's mid-year results event in February.

July 2, 2006 by Renai LeMay


Zikou jumps into the fire

I can't imagine it would be all sugar and cookies selling Ericsson's services to countries in Europe's south-east corner ... particularly for an Aussie.

June 25, 2006 by Renai LeMay


World Cup fever hits the telco sector

It appears that employees of Australian telcos are not immune to the sweet, sweet lure of staying up till after midnight watching the soccer. While I'm personally not a fan (preferring to follow the Australian alternative known as Australian Rules), I can understand the pain of those who had to rock up to work this morning after watching the Socceroos thump Japan until 1am.

June 13, 2006 by Renai LeMay