Digitization requires the necessary data to be transferred quickly, reliably and securely – an enormous challenge for global IP networks.
In the beginning there were just two letters: “L” and “o” – the first data ever transferred between two remote computers. In 1969, a student in Los Angeles wanted to log into the mainframe at the Stanford Research Institute near San Francisco, but the system crashed after the first two letters of the word “Log-in.”
Fit for the future
Global IP networks alone transfer 1.1 zettabytes of data a year; it would take 153 million years to watch an HD film of that size. That’s an enormous load on networks. Yet digitization requires the necessary data to be transferred quickly, reliably and securely. So that the communications networks for that remain powerful and flexible enough in the future, they need a new design. Telekom is presenting what that looks like at its booth at CeBIT.
All-rounder with a consistent base
IP conversion means that new digital business and communication processes are available faster and more flexibly. That’s because voice and data will use a consistent technology and network infrastructure in the future. That’s why Telekom continues to invest billions of euros in the further development and expansion of its networks. This is being done in accordance with an integrated network strategy that combines the best landline and mobile technologies. As a result, Telekom offers the right IP connections to enterprises large and small.
Large companies also benefit
Telekom’s experts will explain to you, for example, the Corporate SIP International offering, which lets you centralize your telephony infrastructure in several countries and obtain it from a cloud. Company networks must now become all-rounders: a virtual private network as the core to which sites, business travelers and cloud services connect up using the best technology.
In the Internet of Things
At the same time, more and more connected “things” need low-cost wireless modules that transmit a small amount of data over wide distances in an energy-efficient way (Narrowband IoT). Telekom will demonstrate how, for example, car drivers can find an empty place to park right away in the Internet of Things thanks to NarrowBand IoT.
5G will enable diversity and flexibility for the applications and requirements expected in 2020 and beyond. In the open innovation lab 5G-haus, Telekom is working with prestigious partners to evaluate the technologies suitable for 5G.
Network management is becoming simpler
Despite the wide range of different technologies, network management is becoming simpler, especially for international company networks: Smart SD-WAN powered by ngena is available as a globally consistent network almost at the touch of a button. And diverse clouds can dock on very simply thanks to a cloud connector. So CeBIT visitors can learn at Telekom’s booth not only how they benefit from digitization, but also how networks can be made fit enough for it.
Deutsche Telekom at CeBIT
We are presenting that and more at this year’s CeBIT under the slogan “Experience the Digital Transformation.” We look forward to seeing you there at booth C38 in hall 4 from March 20 to 24.