It can't be easy being a Telstra spokesperson presenting to a conference composed of rival telcos, regulators and government officials -- not to mention disgruntled customers. Especially if you're speaking before lunch.
A view from the trenches of Australian telecommunications. As the name implies, it’s a two-way conversation and we ask you not to pull any punches ... we won’t.
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.
As part of my strategy of ... well talking to people (you can see the life of a journalist is very complicated), I had coffee yesterday with current Tangler and former Dot Communications boss Marty Wells.
It's no secret that shadow communications minister Senator Stephen Conroy didn't have a good day on Wednesday. Full Duplex doesn't know whether -- like many high-flyers from Australia's telco community -- the politician was suffering a hangover after ATUG's annual awards on Tuesday night.
Those of us who've spent a bit of time attending conferences around Australia will know that every event has its bloopers. This week's Australian Telecommunications Users Group (ATUG) conference held in Sydney was certainly no exception.
If there is one thing that the growing blogging phenomenon makes clear, it is that the Internet is not a single-user publishing medium. Online publishing is all about the conversations that develop between professional and, increasingly, amateur writers who are interested in publicly discussing the issues that matter to them.
When I heard last week that global carrier AT&T had signed up local telco People Telecom to provide wholesale co-location and domestic voice services, I wasn't surprised. It probably wasn't too hard to organise meetings between the two given that AT&T has offices in People Telecom's North Sydney building.
Does the term 'LPB' mean anything to people out there? No?
The last time I used a payphone was back in the summer of 2001. I remember it being a cool summer filled with constant rain, a summer in which seeing clear sky was a rarity and it was tough to get the mould out of your clothes.
Sitting in Telstra's half-yearly financial results briefing recently I couldn't help but wonder how the company's chief executive Sol Trujillo kept his cool for so long. Sol Trujillo a beer drinker?
"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." These lines were famously uttered at the conclusion of the 1974 noir film Chinatown.