Policy & Law
New Member of the eco Alliance: Three Questions for Andreas Herden from Green Mountain AS
In this three-question interview, Andreas Herden, Senior Vice President Germany and Continental Europe, talks about opportunities and challenges for Germany as a digital location and what he believes should be at the top of the political agenda.
Digital Infrastructure as the Basis for Smart Home Applications
At the cross-competence group event titled to “IoT Competence Group/Networks CG: Digital Infrastructure as the Basis for Smart Home Applications”, jointly organised with Huawei Germany, eco engaged in discussions with various experts from the IoT and network fields, regarding the importance of digital infrastructure and its necessity for the smart home.
Dr Michael Lipka, Huawei Germany, on the Event: Digital Infrastructures as the Basis for Smart Home Applications
We spoke to Dr. Michael Lipka, Senior Manager Technology Strategy, Huawei Technologies Germany, about the crucial role of digital infrastructures and wireless technologies for Smart Home use cases. On 12 September 2023, the eco Networks and IoT Competence Groups will meet at the Huawei OpenLab in Ismaning to discuss groundbreaking topics of current and future Smart Home applications under the motto "Digital Infrastructure as the Basis of Smart Home Applications" (a German-language event).
Policy & Law
Urgent Appeal to the German Federal Government: Associations Demand a Change of Course in Digital Policy
The coalition agreement and the digitalisation strategy adopted by the German federal government a year ago not only promised nationwide broadband coverage via the 5G mobile network and fibre optic lines. However, implementation continues to lag behind. eco and other associations from the digital industry call on the government to “decisively drive forward digitalisation” in Germany.
88.1 Per Cent of Germans Would Like to See Better Digital Education in Schools
There is a lot of room for improvement in the teaching of digital skills in German schools: 88.1 per cent of Germans would like to see better digital education in schools, but a breakthrough is not to be expected with the start of the new school year 2023/2024.
eco Survey: Germans See No Progress in Digital Education
According to a representative survey conducted by the opinion research institute Civey on behalf of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, 23.9 per cent of respondents say that the teaching of digital skills in schools has actually deteriorated over the last three years.