BuddeComm is an independent research and consultancy company, focusing on the telecommunications market and its role within the digital economy. The research offered by BuddeComm’s worldwide network of senior analysts encompasses 190 countries, 500 companies and 200 discrete technologies and applications.


Australia – Netherlands

The company specialises in the strategic planning of government and business innovation and transformation around converging markets, aimed at building smart cities and smart communities – e-health, e-education, smart grids, e-media and e-entertainment. The company’s founder and CEO Paul Budde has been involved as an advisor in discussions on this national interest concept during meetings in the White House and with the FCC, the United Nations and the governments of the Netherlands, Australia, Britain, Qatar, Ireland and New Zealand.

He has assisted the UN in setting up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development of which he is now the is a special advisor and was the lead author of a report that was presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

He is also the founder and executive director of Smart Grid Australia and a founding board member of the Global Smart Grid Federation.

He assisted the Dutch government in organising a broadband mission from the Netherlands to Australia and also organised a government-led mission from Australia to the Netherlands. This has been followed up with a visit from the previous Australian minister for communication to smart city and smart grid projects in the Netherlands and a high level meeting between Dutch and Australian organisations involved in smart energy policies in Australia. Paul is looking for any opportunities to create government and business contacts in relation to broadband, smart cities, smart grids and other digital developments between both countries.


Paul_sydney_print-WEBPaul Budde, Managing Director – BuddeComm



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