The goals that the German federal government is pursuing with its National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency Strategy 2050 are certainly ambitious. By 2030, the consumption of primary and final energy is intended to be reduced by 30%, while by 2050, the government wants to have halved primary energy consumption compared to 2008. 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 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.
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."