Month: March 2010

iiNet’s Malone on Netspace and beyond

The hot topic on the internet industry this week is the $40m acquisition of Netspace by iiNet. On today’s Twisted Wire Michael Malone, CEO of iiNet, says we can expect more acquisitions down the track, but not in the very near future.

The NBN stalemate explained

Things are not going smoothly for Senator Conroy. He had hoped for a smooth passage of his telecommunications reform bill that would see Telstra’s power divided and the creation of a wholesale only network that could be vended in to the new NBN.

Are mobile phones killing our grandchildren?

On last week’s program we asked whether exposure to your mobile phone is increasing your risk of contracting cancer or having a brain tumour. The jury is out on that question, with the scientific community divided and no conclusive proof either way.

Is your mobile phone killing you?

Enrico Grani was a little under 40 when he collapsed at home in Adelaide. He assumed he was having a stroke. Two weeks later doctors found a massive tumour in his brain. Enrico is convinced it was caused by mobile phone use.

NBN could increase digital divide

Most people would describe the digital divide as the discrepancy in the availability of new technologies, particularly broadband. On that basis, the roll-out of the NBN (extending broadband to almost every household in Australia) should be good news as it will lessen the divide.

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