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After The Euros & The Olympics – Infrastructure for Live Broadcasting

Sport meets the Internet: Where analog and digital worlds collide

Preliminary agenda now online

Large international events broadcast live and directly to your mobile device, interactive real-time voting for competitions, streaming high-quality footage, uplinks in stadiums, traffic flows, smart TVs and social media commentary – the infrastructure requirements are huge, as are the variety of players involved.

Enjoy a fascinating view along the value chain of live Internet broadcasting, covering traffic management, satellite and terrestrial networks, CDNs, hardware, and interactive media, among other related topics. Continue reading

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eco International Meetup - "eco Goes North"

Finland Data Center Delegation

  • eco invites members to visit to Kotka-Hamina area 20 - 21 September 2016

  • Participation in eco Community Stand at Nordic Digital Business Summit, 22 September

The new high-capacity C-Lion1 cable connecting north Germany to Helsinki has brought Finland much closer to central Europe. This opens up new potential for data center operators to explore cost-efficient alternative locations for their redundancy and backup storage solutions. In conjunction with the Nordic Digital Business Summit in Helsinki on 22 September, eco is inviting DC operators to participate in a delegation to explore the data center landscape in the Kotka-Hamina region, on the south coast of Finland, on 20-21 September. Topics will include connectivity, planning and energy in Finland, and data protection in a European cross-border context. Delegates can also participate free of change in the summit, at the eco Community Stand, and network with the Finnish DC community. Participation is invitation only. If you would like to be invited, and for more information about the agenda, please contact cait.kinsella@eco.de or roland.broch@eco.de.

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Frankfurt Becoming Data Capital

Harald A. Summa: “Frankfurt can become the global super-center of the digital economy, if politics creates the right conditions.”

Frankfurt am Main is already the data capital of Germany, and will be able to further fortify this position in coming years. This is the assessment of eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V., which is itself based in Cologne, and the new C-Lion1 cable between Frankfurt and Helsinki is an example of this potential. This so-called Northern Digital Highway offers a capacity which corresponds to around one billion ISDN lines. “Our decision 20 years ago to establish the German Internet Exchange DE-CIX in Frankfurt has proven to be a lasting blessing for the German metropolis in the River Main,” says eco CEO Harald A. Summa confidently. Continue reading

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Acknowledging a Homeland: .ruhr

Not only was the German .ruhr the first new top-level domain to become generally available, on 27 March 2014, as part of ICANN’s “new gTLD Program”, it again took the lead with the announcement on 5 April 2016 by the telephone book publisher Sutter Telefonbuchverlag of it shifting its entire corporate communication to sutter.ruhr. Sutter Telefonbuchverlag GmbH is a local market leader in contact brokerage for small and medium-sized companies – not only in the Ruhr Area, but also in Brandenburg, large areas of Baden-Württemberg, and also in Lipperland, where Sutter is represented through the respective branch offices. The company, which is predominantly active the business of directory media under the multi-access brands “Gelbe Seiten”, “Das Telefonbuch” and “Das Örtliche”, recently expanded is range of offers in the area of digital and performance-based advertising forms. The change-over to the new regional Domain ending .ruhr only affects the headquarters of the company, based in Essen, in the heart of the Ruhr Area. Continue reading