The digital transformation has an impact on various aspects of sustainability, meaning that the new German traffic light coalition is closely interlinking the topics of digitalisation and sustainability. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany warmly welcomes this development and emphasises just how important the rapid roll-out of renewable energies in Germany is.
This year, it’s not just the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the threatening climate change which will continue to drive forward digital transformation in the economy and society. “Digitalisation is part of the solution to many challenges,” says eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme.
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”.
The world’s leading Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX has been honored in the Global Carrier Awards 2021 in the categories Best Internet Exchange operator and Best Marketing Campaign.
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...
DoH improves the privacy and security of users eco Discussion Paper on DoH explains complexities and provides recommendations Paper – first published in September 2020 – now available in Spanish Throughout the history of the Internet, traditional DNS traffic – for example, when a user types a website name...
A study published this month by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology shows that digital resilience in Cologne is high, but varies greatly across sectors. Supply chains, for example, are described by 82 percent of decision-makers as being efficient even in the pandemic.
The world’s leading Internet Exchange operator DE-CIX was honored at this year’s Global Carrier Awards in the category Best Internet Exchange & Best Internet Exchange Innovation 2020. DE-CIX has now earned this important industry award five times since its inception in 2015.
With large-scale Internet companies currently implementing DNS over HTTPS (DoH), Klaus Landefeld, Vice-Chair of the eco Association, explains the significance of the move, and why network operators and ISPs should be working on implementation themselves.
The DoH protocol, designed to improve user privacy and security, has both its upsides and downsides. A new eco Association paper sets out to clarify some of the complexities and provide recommendations for implementation and deployment.
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the latest draft of its security catalogue. eco welcomes the fact that the BNetzA has not succumbed to political pressure and has focused on appropriate criteria for the security of telecommunications networks.
The goals that the German federal government is pursuing with its National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency Strategy 2050 are certainly ambitious. As a member of the government’s Working Group on Digitalisation, eco too is participating in the dialogue process to bring life to these goals.
On Friday, 8 May 2020 leading industry experts from different layers of the Internet infrastructure - including Access Providers, Internet Exchange Points, Content Delivery Networks, Data Centers, and Cloud Service Providers – will discuss how they are maintaining the Internet during COVID-19. John Graham-Cumming,...
The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association, welcomes the decision of the energy ministers and senators of the German states to reduce electricity costs and thereby initiate a sustainable energy transition economic programme.
In times of the coronavirus crisis, the data volume is growing exponentially. And yet network operators in Germany are at a distinct competitive disadvantage, with electricity costs being four times higher than in other European countries. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany therefore calls for the EEG levy for data centers to now be lifted.
In the eco Association’s 25th anniversary year, Lars Steffen speaks to Thomas Rickert about the initiation of the eco Complaints Office, the CSA, and further initiatives for an Internet with Responsibility. Read more on dotmagazine.
Beyond, of course, the health consequences and the impact on public life, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 means that many people are now staying put at home. This also has an impact on Internet use: With 9.1 Terabit data per second, the Frankfurt Internet exchange DE-CIX set a new world record on 10 March. This shows that functioning digital infrastructures are indispensable for a functioning economic structure and social life and are needed more urgently than ever in Europe.
At the 66th ICANN meeting in Montréal in November, Wolf-Ulrich Knoben, Consultant at DE-CIX, will assume the position of Chair of the Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers (ISPCP). In interview, he provides an insight into the work of the ISPCP – and talks about what he expects to be the key topics in Montréal.
Under the leadership of Lorenz Grehlich, M-net Telekommunikations GmbH, experts from the area of network operations came together for the inaugural meeting of the eco Competence Group Networks. The objective of the working group is to create a platform where decision-makers can exchange ideas and experiences openly and honestly on diverse networks-related topics.
Dr. Christoph Dietzel from DE-CIX sheds light on interesting 5G use-cases from business and industry, and looks at to what extent 5G will revolutionize industry. Read more on dotmagazine.
Together with AMS-IX in Amsterdam and LINX in London, DE-CIX has developed an API that will simplify the provision and configuration of interconnection services in the future. The new standard offers benefits not only for Internet Exchanges, but will also make it easier for IX customers to manage their existing services themselves and to optimize their peering.
eco participates in consultation on the 3rd Amendment of the German Telemedia Act, with the core message: Website blocking without judicial decisions causes legal uncertainty for Wi-Fi operators and impedes Germany's international competitiveness.