One of the hottest topics currently moving the digital industry is the roll-out of the fifth generation of mobile technologies (5G) and their application, for example in the area of Industry 4.0 or connected driving. And it goes without saying that a cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020 is not tantamount to a rejection of a secure Internet of Things. Through numerous events and industry debates, eco is supporting the exchange between players from business, politics, research, and civil society, and thereby is promoting framework conditions and markets for the Internet of Things.
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