Podcasts and other audio content from Phil Dobbie

Wired Brown Land: The podcast

Paul Fletcher has seen two sides of the telecommunications industry. First as an advisor to Senator Alston, the communications minister under the Howard Government, then he headed Regulatory Affairs for Optus. So what insights can he provide on the industry over the last decade?

What can we do with 100Mbps?

Australia is hurtling slowly towards one of the fastest broadband networks in the world, but what are we going to do with it?

Will internet kill the digital radio star?

Next month digital radio will be rolled out in most Australian capital cities. But is it too little, too late? Is the real future for radio moving online?

Kev the Broadband Builder

Is the NBN announcement a good thing? The industry at large seems to say yes. The Opposition is less sold on the idea, as you’ll hear from Nick Minchin.

And the NBN winner is…

Next week the government will announce the winning bidder for the build of the National Broadband Network. The announcement is expected when Kevin Rudd returns from the G20 in London.

Telstra: We hear separation rumours

Is the government manoeuvring towards a structural separation of Telstra?

The Sol Trujillo report card

Sol Trujillo is leaving Telstra at the end of the tax year. So what is his legacy? On this week’s Twisted Wire we give the report card on his performance at Telstra and look at some of his recent overseas history as well.

Broadband hearing unplugged (day 2)

The second day of hearings last week (4 March) for the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

Broadband hearing unplugged (day 1)

Earlier this week (Tuesday 3 March) a number of telecommunications industry heavyweights fronted up to the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network.

I want my IPTV

Are vested interests, competing commercial models and a struggle to find the right business model holding back the progress of IPTV in Australia?

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