At the 26th Broadband Forum of the German ict + medienakademie on 10.11.21 in Cologne’s MediaPark, the question was explored as to why Germany is finding it so difficult to tap the potential for growth and prosperity that lies in the “Smart Rural Areas”.
SmartHome is an integrated topical field in the multi-layered IoT world and is regarded as an important building block in the topic areas of Smart Neighbourhoods and Smart Cities. But how are devices and components of the SmartHome world technically linked to the Internet?
“Smart cities are inevitably the future in the long term. But what do we have to do to promote smart cities so that we as citizens can benefit faster and better?” With this question, eco board member Prof. Dr. Norbert Pohlmann gave the first important impulse in his welcoming speech.
The SmartHome Initiative Germany and eco Association are joining forces in promoting Smart Home innovations and markets. For the SmartHome Initiative, with its regional networks and more than 100 member companies, the Internet is an essential building block for smart building, living and working.
The safety test standard ETSI EN 303 645, which was already published in mid-2021, is intended to ensure more uniformity of safety standards for IoT devices, especially on the European market. The test standard is a recommendation to manufacturers and addresses all networked consumer IoT devices, especially in the Smart Home sector.
Digital technologies and services enable high CO2 savings in cities and metropolitan areas. In this way, they make a significant contribution to climate protection and are indispensable on the way to a carbon-neutral city, the Smart City study by eco and Arthur D. Little shows.
The future belongs to Smart Cities, as evidenced by the new joint study by eco Association and the management consultancy ADL. The study forecasts an average annual growth in Germany of over 17 percent, corresponding to an increase in revenues of over 46 billion Euro within five years.
Summa one of 24 new Gaia-X AISBL Board Members DE-CIX as a blueprint for other Internet Exchange operators Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX, the operator of the world’s leading Internet Exchange in Frankfurt am Main, was one of 24 people elected to the Gaia-X AISBL Board during the organisation’s first general assembly...
qbee AS helps customers to easily digitalise in the field of Industry 4.0 – with smart management and remote maintenance software for embedded Linux devices. In a short interview, Carsten Lehbrink, General Manager at qbee, reveals more about the Norwegian company, current challenges in the industry, and his expectations of eco.
The quintessential message of eco at the German federal government's Digital Summit, titled “More Sustainability by Means of Digitalisation”: Digitalisation holds enormous potential for sustainability and climate protection.
Logistics is the bottleneck in e-commerce: Eight out of ten online shoppers (85 percent) would like to see a delivery time before the last click when making a purchase. If this information is missing, one in three (32 percent) discontinue their purchase. A trend that is actually intensifying for frequent customers: 44 percent will not snap up an offer on the web if it remains unclear when products will arrive.
In this issue, dotmagazine looks at how the world has changed in recent decades, how the Corona crisis has turned our world upside-down, further changes that are still needed to make society and business more equitable, and how digital infrastructure is supporting us in mastering the challenges of this transformation.
From today forward, the AV-TEST Institute, in cooperation with the eco Association, will complement the extensive data spectrum of its AV-ATLAS Threat Intelligence with real-time monitoring data of IoT (Internet of Things) devices and services.
eco is celebrating its 25 years of existence this year under the motto of “Internet with Responsibility”. At the same time, the concept of digital sovereignty is being discussed increasingly in the media, politics, and parts of the Internet industry. But what does digital sovereignty actually mean and how does it relate to the anniversary motto? We asked Alexander Rabe, Managing Director of eco – Association of the Internet Industry, for his thoughts.
To fully harness AI’s potential, eco Chair of the Board Oliver J. Süme urges politicians to promote societal acceptance and to strengthen both digital infrastructures and research & development. Read more on dotmagazine.
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.
“The new Commission is committed to tackling our generational challenges such as climate change, digitalization and migration." With these words, last Wednesday Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, presented the EU Commission's Work Programme for 2020.
eco will once again be present at MWC Barcelona this year and will offer a guided tour on AI and IoT, as well as a presentation on connected mobility. Markus Schaffrin, Head of the eco Member Services division, explains in a short interview what awaits visitors, and which central topics will feature this year.
Chance for Europe: Study shows potential of AI in Germany alone to generate approx. 488 billion Euros in 2025 eco recommends that companies across the board should promptly introduce AI Alongside targeted research and development, politics must also support high-speed and sovereign digital infrastructures, as well...
At the end of February the technology world will be meeting up in Barcelona. More than 100,000 annual visitors and 2,000 exhibitors make MWC Barcelona the largest trade fair in Europe. The eco Association will be there on location, offering both a guided tour and a presentation.