The digital infrastructure has proven to be the backbone of society, education and the economy during the pandemic. But rapidly increasing data traffic requires a continuous expansion of the networks. According to the goals of the EU, investments of 300 billion euros are required by 2030. Fiber optics and 5G, the most modern network generations, already make a contribution to more sustainability and climate protection due to their higher efficiency. Nevertheless, constantly growing data traffic – the lion's share is accounted for by the large global Internet companies – are also drivers of energy consumption...
In the USA and South Korea there is currently a lively debate on how both more efficient use of network capacities and fairer financing of infrastructure investments can be achieved. How can it be possible in Europe to save energy, improve the CO2 balance and, at the same time, better balance the investment burden between those willing to expand and those who benefit from the network infrastructure?
We would like to discuss this with you via YouTube livestream at our Netzgeschichten TALK on the topic "Future of the Internet - green infrastructure and fair cost sharing" on Wednesday, January 12th, 2021, starting at 2 p.m.
All interested parties are cordially invited to follow the discussion via livestream using this link. Questions to the speakers through YouTube comments and on Twitter under the hashtag #netzgeschichten are very welcome – also beforehand.
About Netzgeschichten TALK
We live in a networked society. A society in which change has become the norm. Also for Telekom, which is a key enabler of digital transformation. Digitization is part of our everyday lives and constantly raises new questions. In our open debate series Netzgeschichten TALK we discuss these questions. With experts and everyone interested. Online (#netzgeschichten) and offline.