Klaus Landefeld (EN)

Klaus Landefeld (EN)
Vice Chairman of the Management Board, Director Infrastructure & Network
eco - Association of the Internet Industry e.V.
Cologne Office
Lichtstrasse 43h
50825 Cologne
Telephone Number: +49 (221) 7000 48 - 0
e-mail address: klaus.landefeld(at)eco.de


● Electrical Engineering/Data Technology studies at TU Darmstadt

Professional Career
● 1984: First freelance work in the development of mailbox systems and LAN infrastructure
● 1987: Founding of “Compatible Computer Systems” as LAN, WAN, and BBS specialist; as of 1990, offering commercial Internet services under the brand name “Nacamar” in addition to X.25 and BBS services
● 1992: Founding of “Landefeld Datenkommunikation” as an IP network operator in the Rhine-Main district
● 1995: Foundation and management of “Nacamar Data Communications GmbH” as a Germany-wide Internet service provider with pan-European ambitions. Establishment and management of subsidiaries in Great Britain, Austria, France, Luxembourg, and Ireland
● 1998: With AS 3257 (today’s GTT), Nacamar becomes the first German Tier1 provider
● 1999: Sale and integration of the Nacamar Group to/into World Online N.V.
● 1999: CTO of “World Online N.V.”, Head of Pan-European Technology and responsibility for 1,500 technicians in 17 national subsidiaries
● 2000: Support and organization of the World-Online IPO, the then largest European access provider with more than 8 million customers
● 2001: Merger World Online/Tiscali, CTO of “Tiscali S.p.a.”
● 2004: Establishment and operation of Mega Access GmbH as a broadband provider in Hessen
● Since 2013: Management for nGENn GmbH as an independent consultant

Specialist Knowledge
● Planning, development, and operation of WLAN and broadband networks (Funk, DSL, FTTx)
● Planning, development, and operation of data centers
● Planning and implementation of IP-based services
● Telecommunications law, related activity in the acquisition of carrier and voice licenses in 17 European countries
● Conceptual design, financing, and assessment of technology companies
● Expert in the fields of Internet neutrality, data retention, telecommunications surveillance, WLAN, IT security
● Data protection and security officer for diverse carriers

Memberships, Mandates, and Committees
● Director Infrastructure & Networks with eco e.V. since 1997
● Supervisory Board DE-CIX International AG since 2013G
● Member of the ATRT (Committee for Technical Regulation in Telecommunications) of the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) since 2006
● First international member of London LINX and Japan JPIX
● Founding member of DENIC eG, AMS-IX, MINX, and other IP exchanges worldwide