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.
As part of the international networking for the “Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany”, eco Managing Director Alexander Rabe participated in a German-Swedish exchange on artificial intelligence.
Dr. Béla Waldhauser from the eco Association and the Alliance for Strengthening Digital Infrastructure in Germany looks at the digital infrastructure requirements for Europe to remain competitive in the global digital economy. Read more on dotmagazine.
Without data centers, network operators, and connectivity, there can be no digital revolution. dotmagazine explores digital infrastructure as the basis for value creation in the digital economy, and offers advice for companies facing infrastructure decisions in their digital transformation.
The German Federal Network Agency has declared the 5G spectrum auction closed. According to eco Board Member Klaus Landefeld: “The end of the 5G spectrum auction marks a fundamental milestone on Germany's path to becoming a networked industry location and society."
On 28th November in Cologne, the eco Association will present one of the Internet industry’s most prestigious awards. In seven award categories, a jury of experts comprising of representatives from industry, academia, research, and politics has selected the three most promising submissions of 2018 and nominated them for the eco://award.
The first-ever DNS root key-signing key (KSK) rollover on 11 October may leave some users unable to get online - All operators of validating resolvers need to ensure that their trust anchors are updated before it’s too late.
Call for contributions from eco member companies and specialists on overcoming the hurdles of digital transformation, the evolution of digital communications, and innovative approaches to digital services.
The deadline for submission of texts is Friday, 21 September 2018.
“The Gigabit Society must become a reality by 2025. To achieve this, we need the digital cabinet to adopt a concerted strategy for the expansion of all networks, because the clock is ticking loudly".
The BMVI has just published its new funding policy for Germany’s broadband development program. From the point of view of eco, the reconfiguration of the funding program is an important, but by no means major, step on the road to implementing gigabit networks. An urgent need for action nonetheless remains.