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

Grant Denyer loves speed

Telstra obviously doesn't feel that ADSL2+ broadband is a very exciting concept on its own. That's probably why at last week's launch of the high-speed service, the telco trotted out celebrities left, right and centre to get the press excited.

November 14, 2006 by Renai LeMay

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Best Telstra YouTube videos

Your intrepid reporter braves the horde of user-generated videos on YouTube to find the best (and most amusing) content related to the nation's biggest telco, Telstra. Be prepared for infantile humour.

October 26, 2006 by Renai LeMay

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Unscripted shower rattled Trujillo

Like many reporters engaged in the shady business of covering the Australian telecommunications sector, I spent Friday, 6 October, at Telstra's mammoth eight hour investor briefing in Sydney. While the day saw the debut of Telstra's shiny new national 3G mobile network, it will no doubt go down in history more for the sprinkler malfunction that doused a bunch of high-profile executives during the morning, narrowly missing Telstra's own captain, Sol Trujillo.

October 16, 2006 by Renai LeMay

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How to fix broadband blackspots

Not everyone takes "no" for an answer when told they're stuck in a broadband blackspot.One ZDNet Australia reader wrote in this week to detail his personal remedy for the situation ...

September 18, 2006 by Renai LeMay

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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

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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

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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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