In this edition of Twisted Wire we look into the user-pays model. We might pay for content if it satisfies our specialist interests, but are the major news publishers geared up to provide such a wealth of content?
Tune in weekly for Twisted Wire, Phil Dobbie's weekly podcast on the tangled mess that is Australia's telecommunications industry.
Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.
In this week's Twisted Wire podcast, Tasmanian NBN chair Doug Campbell talks about the roll-out of the National Broadband Network in that state, as well as its economic viability and the path ahead.
Telephone call cards — how dodgy are they, despite recent court actions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission?
What's next for AAPT? Australia's number three telco refused to join Twisted Wire this week, so we decided to cover them anyway, guerrilla-style.
In today's Twisted Wire, Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett explains his vision for a broadband enabled Tasmania, that will "leapfrog every other nation on earth".
So how did Twisted Wire suddenly change into a game show, albeit for just one episode? It's engineers vs. marketeers at 20 paces.
This week on Twisted Wire we look at how internet usage is changing in Australia and around the world. How are we meeting this demand and how is the cost structure changing for the service provider?
WiMax could be the standard that drives the next phase of mobile broadband, it provides an opportunity for players wanting to establish a pure IP network to carry voice and data effectively — but is this what operators want?
Will WiMax ever get a stronghold in Australia? The answer, it seems, depends on who you ask. This week's Twisted Wire puts the question to those in the know.
In this edition of Twisted Wire, Senator Nick Minchin, Maha Krishnapillai and Ian Birks discuss with Phil Dobbie the economic viability of the new National Broadband Network.