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  1. 1. Following Australian Startups and Tech Trends Discovering the next generation of startups, innovation & tech trends in Australia Home Aussie Startups List Analysis Interviews Carnival 20008 Contact Find Go Site Sponsors: SubscribeVishal Monday, April 07, 2008 Subscribe via RSS FeedIn our ongoing series of interviews where we are interviewing CEOs, Work at Home - or, Subscribe via email:Media Personalities, Philanthropists and VC’s, today we bring our No Fee Enter your email Gointerview with Paul Budde, Managing Director of Paul Budde $37-$47/hr Real WorkCommunication (trading as BuddeComm). Budde Comm is a leading at home Jobs (Requirements: Mustglobal independent telecommunications research and consultancy Have Computer) Australian Startups Carnival 2008company, which includes 45 national and international researchers in Work at Home Summary - Australian Startups15 countries, and operates from Bucketty, in the Lower Hunter Jobs (2013)Valley, Australia. Carnival 2008 w Archive $47/hr Part-Time Job Openings.Paul is frequently interviewed on radio and television current affairs Requirements: Must June 2012 (2)and news programs, as well as by the leading national and Have Computer. April 2009 (5)international financial and business press. He is quoted in company prospectuses and his March 2009 (5)knowledge of the industry is a valuable resource at the governmental level. February 2009 (1) Rupesh Kapoor December 2008 (2) …He specialises in the strategic planning of converging markets and industries with Testing AdWords PillyChilly Inc October 2008 (1)services such as triple play business models, video media, nextgen networks and IP,digital media, smart grids and value-added networks. September 2008 (13) August 2008 (27) Government July 2008 (9)Let us explore what Paul has to say on the State of Telecom and Innovation in Australia. Auction CarsThis is what he has to say in his interview with me. w w w 2008 (14) … June Buy Used Cars at 70% May 2008 (3) Off. Only $1 to Access• 3G role in access: Vehicle Auction Listings! April 2008 (7)Q. Telstra has rolled out 3G broadband nationally via the NextG 3G 850 network. March 2008 (43)However, Vodafone and Optus have both announced their intention to complete 3 Bureau Credit February 2008 (9)competing network(s) using 3G 900 / 2100 technology before end 2008. Is this Report w w w April 2007 (1) …potentially more the shape of rural and remote broadband in future than, say, the Opel View Your Latest CreditWimax initiative? Scores from all 3 DownloadA. Mobile will follow a similar path to fixed telecom services. Over the next 5 –8 years bureaus in 60 Seconds for $0!90% of traffic over the mobile network will be data based for this you need bettertechnologies from 3G HSDPA we will move to LTE (2012-2015). The key here will be Copyrightaffordability and this is still not the case. Hopefully with more competition we will startseeing some changes. However, these developments are totally separate from the fixedbroadband developments. All homes do need very fast broadband connections and This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attributionseparately individuals will need mobile broadband for their personal mobility applications. 2.5 Australia License.• 3G 850 versus 3G 900:Q. At a very simple level, do you believe that the Vodafone/Optus plans to deploy 3G900 blunts Telstras NextG 850 to a significant degree? At an even simpler level, manyprospective consumers must be asking themselves whether a 3G 850 handset is more orless likely to become a "pretty brick" than, say, a 3G 900/2100 handset when they traveloverseas or wish to move carriers. Which way does the world seem tobe heading - 850/2100 or 900/2100?A. While that observation is true, Telstra will soon install a large base - so that’s theadvantage they have. However, if the competition can deliver more competitivehandsets with more and cheaper applications utilizing the far more standardized 900version than they will most certainly become the winner in metro areas. Telstra however,does also have handset that allows for both standards to be used, so the jury is stillout, It is highly unlikely that Telstra will sit still here.• Wimax:Q. With regard to Wimax and Opel, reports of the health of Opel as an initiative in thepress vary, yet ironically there are signs of promise in other Wimax-related areas firstwith Internodes successful use of it as a rural access technology, and also with KerryStokes acquisition of Unwired presumably in the belief that their metropolitan Wimaxspectrum can support a viable business model. Who (if anyone), is right? Will Wimax liveup to any of its hype in Australia at all? So far weve seen one successful application of converted by
  2. 2. Wimax - seemingly with 3G HSPA broadband coming on strong behind - will that beabout it?A. WiMAX is a niche applications in the fixed broadband market and companies such asInternode do a great job with that in regional areas and Clever and BigAir do have goodbusiness applications.Mobile WiMAX is still at least a year away in Australia and by that time it is again toolittle too late as 3G will than have been well entrenched and mobile data prices will havecome down.Once we start separating the mobile infrastructure from the services we will see newopportunities for WiMAX as their specific technological benefits can be embedded ininfrastructure platforms which would allow application providers to utilize them in the(niche) applications they will develop.• Reach-Extended (Annex L) DSL and FTTN:Q. There was much discussion at the time of Telstras decision not to proceed withreach-extended (Annex L)DSL. Recently Internode has announced their intention todeploy RE ADSL. Do you believe we can expect to see more of this? In light of thegovernments FTTN program, and keeping in mind the lengths of some of the non-metro(and even some metro) copper loops, can FTTN be fully effective without reachextendedDSL?A. There is no silver bullet and we can’t deploy FttN/FttH overnight therefore we doneed to take a stepping stone approach and we do need to use all availabletechnologies to progress us all to better and faster broadband The industry (FttH SIG)has urged the Minister to adopt this in his NBN plan. So Annex L needs to be consideredseriously together with wireless and any other technology that can assist in regionaldeployments.• FTTN, access technologies and competition mashup:Q. The government has stated the objective of starting FTTN rollout before end 2008,and completing in 2011. Given the rapid changes weve discussed above in accesstechnologies and competition, are we likely to finish in 2011 with a significantly alteredplan to what we start with in 2008? By this I mean, will/should the rollout "evolve" inorder to properly reflect and take advantage of the changes which seem certain to takeplace over that timeframe?(.. and are you willing to hazard any "crystal ball" guesses atthe type of changes that might take place!?)A. The end goal should be FttH and the Minister has accepted that (this could take 5-10 years in metro areas). FttN and other technologies can assist and the FttN step isfeasible to approx 90% of the population, beyond that other technologies are neededand/or a hell of lot more money to link the next 10% to FttN.• Kyoto, its effect and opportunities:Q. Given Australias signing of Kyoto and the seeming likelihood of requirements for quitesteep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in future, do you see telecommunicationshaving a key role once more in combating Australias transport "tyranny of distance" inlight of this new challenge? For example:Reducing the need for physical travel (some of us can remember how Telstras thenincredibly expensive teleconferencing facilities were booked out during the 1989 airlinepilots dispute). Are CO2 emission reductions a kind of "killer app" for telepresence thatthe field seems to have been waiting for?Optimized use of IT resources through "network computing" models. i.e. Its much moreefficient to manage compute demand and energy usage centrally (e.g. like Googles suiteof services, or more arguably MS Live hosting) rather than in individual little IT "islands"as we do today - provided the Internet is fast and reliable enough. There is the exampleof countries with cheap electricity and/or low cooling requirements (such as Iceland inrecent days) nominating themselves to host such operations.A. The Minister has asked the industry to look at opportunities to link the NBN initiativeto the developments smart utility grids. For that reason the industry has developed theSmart Grid Australia Alliance. This is a whole-of-government approach (bringing togetherthe Dept of Energy, Broadband, Environment and Climate Change0 and a whole-of-industry-approach (IT, telco, utilities, vendors). This initiative will be launched at aBuddeComm Roundtable in Sydney on April 24th.The key elements are how can the ICT industry assist in reducing CO2 emissions, saveenergy and provide an efficient and effective energy infrastructure in which also theend-user can play an interactive role (smart meters).• What do you think of the digital revolution that is breaking the conventional converted by
  3. 3. business model for media houses?It is the death to the old media, more customers will be attracted to new media, lessadvertising money for traditional media. Change or perish• What are your thoughts on Microsofts bid on Yahoo and if that succeeds whatchanges do you see in Australia. Esp. in context to Channel 7’s tie up with Yahooand Channel 9s ties with MSN?I can’t see synergy it is simply taking a competitor out. Seven doesn’t know what it isdoing with its hopscotch : Yahoo7, Engin, Unwired, Tivo, what the hell are they doing ??• Telstra has Sensis in its portfolio (dominant in local business search andclassified ads with the Trading Post) and with a 50% holding in Foxtel. Do youthink Telstra is similar to Google in Australia and is positioning itself as a mediacompany?No way, Telstra is an engineering company not a marketing company will never ever beable to challenge true marketing companies such as Google.• Do you think Telstra is the major player for the future growth of Australia in adigital economy?Absolutely they are the infrastructure providers for the digital revolution without themthere is ltiile we can do you can already see what impact they have by slowing thingsdown, they are a critical element. Currently they are using their monopoly to boycottprogress, but hopefully the Minister will change that.• How is the government trying to resolve the FTTN conflict between Telstra,ACCC and G9 consortium?We will wait and see (June 2008 we know more)• Why do you think that we have not created many world class companies intechnology based business except, medical science based) as compared to otherOECD countries?We are followers, no leaders, we are farmers and miners and no traders we don’t as anation have that business culture on top of that on the global scale we are small• Why do you think Australia has struggled to produce world class telecom andsoftware products in Australia? Why arent many companies developingIP/Product in Australia? How can that be remedied?Get rid of the monopoly and let those IT companies freely develop their services overthe infrastructure and innovation and competition will flow.• What do you think the government (federal and state) should do to improvethe culture of innovation and the telecom industry?Functional separation of Telstra and stimulating whole-of-government approach in e-health, education, smart grids , etcThanks Paul for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you in future. Allthe best.For coverage on other Australian startups, innovation, tech trends check this out andour coverage on interviews can be found here Digg! New Car Prices Buying a New Car? Find our Lowest Price on Any New 2013 Car First. New.CarPriceSecrets.comNo comments:Post a CommentLinks to this postCreate a Link Newer Home Older Post Post converted by
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