Podcasts and other audio content from Phil Dobbie

Tasmanian Premier Bartlett talks NBN

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”.

Twisted Quiz: Engineers vs. marketeers

So how did Twisted Wire suddenly change into a game show, albeit for just one episode? It’s engineers vs. marketeers at 20 paces.

A third of the way to a zettabyte

A 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 in Australia: Part two

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?

WiMax in Australia: Part one

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.

The economics of the NBN

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.

NBN – tackling the questions

Hot on the heals of the release of a new Communications Alliance discussion paper, Phil Dobbie spoke to four industry players to tackle some of the fundamental questions that the industry, and hopefully the government, are asking.

When will teleworking take off?

Why do we insist on going into the office every day? The technology is there for us to work from home for part of the week.

Mobile, VoIP and geographic phone numbers

Will we see mass adoption of VoIP calling on our mobile phones? Does VoIP over 3G provide the quality of voice call that we’ve grown to expect? Can we expect the mobile carriers to fight its adoption and control access on their networks?

The portals’ battle for the start

Will ninemsn and Yahoo7 maintain their dominance in the fight for the share of our internet time?

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