Technical Writing for
Paul Budde Communications
consulting in Australia and for global markets.
Telecommunications resources, references and papers.
Robin Whittle January 2007
Paul Budde Communications - http://www.budde.com.au
is an Australian-based telecommunications consultancy and publishing
company which provides several thousand detailed, up-to-date reports on
a vast range of telecommunications subjects. These reports
are used by a large international customer base, including governments,
carriers, equipment suppliers, investment bankers and companies
who use telecommunications services.
Most of the reports focus on companies and countries, with highly
specialised information on particular aspects of specific
telecommunications markets. For instance, if you want to know
about telecommunications in Afghanistan, in Zimbabwe or about the
government telecoms market in Australia (Federal, Vic, ACT), there are
reports on these subjects. These reports are available for
purchase and download at the above
site. The full list of reports is: http://www.budde.com.au/documentlist.html
While most of the reports are of a commercial nature, some are
technical briefings on particular technologies.
I wrote the reports which constitute the Telecommunications
Technology Library. These technology
are not concerned with sales figures and projections etc. Their
purpose is to explain the technical principles and key implementation
details of particular
telecommunications technologies. These reports aim to:
There is a great deal of
material available on the Net about telecommunications technologies.
Sifting through it and making sense of it is a major undertaking.
Much of the material is out-of-date, hard to understand
(sometimes even for specialists) and overly-narrowly focused.
Quite a lot of it is written by people who have a direct
commercial interest in the technologies, so it is often a way of
boosting the perception of one company's technology. The
Budde.com.au reports are the work of researchers who are independent of
the technologies and companies they write about.
- Introduce the key
concepts of particular technologies, often including an historical
and a discussion of future prospects.
- Address the needs of non-technical
readers - though user familiarity with the Internet
is assumed, and explanations use basic concepts of bits, bytes, Hertz
per second) etc.
- Address the needs of technically
adept readers for whom the subject it outside their
field of experience, or which has changed and grown so much in recent
that they need an overview in order to re-orient themselves.
- Enable the reader to
understand the technologies and related market developments in order to
aid his or her ability to evaluate the prospects and understand the
of the investment, product development or service procurement project
are working on.
A special note to telecoms
Whether you are
considering buying shares in a listed companies, developing your own
project, or committing yourself financially to someone else's, these
reports are intended to help you make the right decisions. The
stock market is a casino and there is a long history of companies with
dodgy technology, trumping up their claims and impressing venture
capitalists sufficiently to part with millions of
dollars. A favourite ploy is to get a recognised columnist to
the potential of the new technology. A few years later,
not much left!
There are many potentially promising business proposals and
investments in telecommunications - people love to communicate and are
clearly prepared to pay to do so in an increasing variety of ways.
But there is a danger that the technically inexperienced investor
may be too-easily convinced of
the merits of a particular proposal.
While dedicated consulting services, such as from Paul Budde
Communications, other consultants or myself are the best way to
sanity-check any proposal you may be considering, these reports are
intended to enable you to understand the various technologies and their
applications. These reports won't make you an engineer, and they
are not written as investment advice - but they will enable you to
develop your own, well founded, critical perspectives on the projects
you are considering becoming involved in.
For instance, if you are considering investing in Broadband over
Powerlines (BPL - AKA Powerline Communications - PLC) you will find the
three BPL reports a good reality check on this technology.
The main page for these technology reports is:
I wrote the 63 reports
(January 2007) listed below. These reports are are available for
purchase. Larger biennial
reports, based on these
reports, are also available.
- Robin Whittle
To the telecommunications consulting and technical
consulting and technical writing page.
and Frame Relay
Networks Within Buildings
QoS, MPLS and VPLS
Broadcasting and Video Technologies
Audio-Visual Coding 1 - MPEG 1 and MP3
Audio-Visual Coding 2 - MPEG 2 AAC and Video
Audio-Visual Coding 3 - MPEG 4 Video and VRML
Digital Broadcasting 1 - Trends and Frequencies
Digital Broadcasting 2 - Television - DVB and ISDB
Digital Broadcasting 3 - Television - ATSC and Middleware
Digital Broadcasting 4 - Sound and Narrowband
Digital Broadcasting 5 - Mobile
and TCP/IP Technologies
Internet - several reports currently being updated
IP - IPv6, Multicasting and VoD - new material currently being
Web Development 1 - HTTP Basics
Web Development 2 - HTTP Proxies, Cookies, WebDAV &
Web Development 3 - HTML Basics
Web Development 4 - HTML 4-01 & XHTML
Web Development 5 - Cascading Style Sheets & DOM
Web Development 6 - Webfeed, Podcasting & Client Side
Web Development 7 - Ajax Pages & Applications
Web Development 8 - Server Programming
Web Development 9 - Frameworks & Content Management
Web Development 10 - File Formats, Web 2-0 & Futures
Mobile 1 - 2G - Introduction & IS-136 TDMA
Mobile 2 - 2G - IS-95 CDMA & GSM
Mobile 3 - 2G - GSM SIMs, SMS, CAMEL & HSCSD
Mobile 4 - 2-5G - MMS, WAP, GPRS, SAIC & EDGE
Mobile 5 - 3G WCDMA
Mobile 6 - 3G CDMA2000 & Fixed-Mobile Convergence
Infrastructure - Key Concepts
Infrastructure - Last Mile 1 - Twisted Pair, POTS, ISDN
Infrastructure - Last Mile 2 - Fibre - FTTP, Passive Optical
Infrastructure - Last Mile 3 - Fibre - Metro Ethernet, GPON
Infrastructure - Last Mile 4 - ADSL Principles
Infrastructure - Last Mile 5 - ADSL & ADSL2 Technical
Infrastructure - Last Mile 6 - Symmetrical SHDSL, VoDSL
Infrastructure - Last Mile 7 - FTTC, VDSL Principles
Infrastructure - Last Mile 8 - FTTC, VDSL2 Technical Standards
Infrastructure - Last Mile 9 - HFC - Principles, DOCSIS 1-x
Infrastructure - Last Mile 10 - HFC - DOCSIS 3-0, Switched
Infrastructure - Last Mile 11 - Free Space Optical
Infrastructure - Long Distance 1 - Fibre, WDM
Infrastructure - Long Distance 2 - Fibre, Modulation,
Amplification and 40Gbs
Infrastructure - Long Distance 3 - SDH SONET OTN RPR GMPLS
Infrastructure - Long Distance 4 - Microwave, Satellite
Broadband Power Line 1 - Architecture and Techniques
Broadband Power Line 2 - Standards and HomePlug PLC
Broadband Power Line 3 - OPERA, DS2 BPL and Co-Existence
Broadband Power Line 4 - BPL Access Systems
Broadband Power Line 5 - Interference and Challenges
Infrastructure - Networks - Network and Calls
Infrastructure - Networks - SS7 PABXs Centrex CTI Number
Wireless - Broadband 1 - RFID and 802-15 ZigBee
Wireless - Broadband 2 - Bluetooth
Wireless - Broadband 3 - Ultra-Wideband
Wireless - Broadband 4 - 802-11 & HiperLAN
Wireless - Broadband 5 - 802-11 QoS, MIMO & Propagation
Wireless - Broadband 6 - 802-11 Applications & VoWLAN
Wireless - Broadband 7 - 802-20, LMDS and Mesh Networks
Wireless - Broadband 8 - 802-16 WiMAX PHY
Wireless - Broadband 9 - 802-16 WiMAX MAC