Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

ABC journalists' ignorance of technology has been on display once again, with senior broadcaster Patricia Karvelas displaying an acute lack of knowledge during an interview with former senator Nick Xenophon, whose legal firm has been hired by Huawei to help correct misconceptions about its operations.

The 5G launches in Asia have gone well and there has been quick uptake in the few markets where the technology has been deployed, the credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says, adding however that in some markets 5G-related costs and spending could hit margins hard.

The Federal Government's response to the digital platforms inquiry report submitted to it by the competition watchdog in June is likely to be known only next year, despite promises at the time the report was released that a response would be forthcoming before the end of 2019.

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