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News tagged with „Broadband telecommunications“

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October 2014

21.10.2014 – ZEW (ibe/joh/fkr/jpr)

Digital Agenda - Companies Need Fast and Secure Networks

The companies in the information economy are calling for a nationwide broadband infrastructure with a download speed of at least 50 Mbit/s as well as secure digital services. A fast and reliable broadband infrastructure should also be centre stage in the federal government's Digital Agenda, according to the companies in this economic sector. This is the result of a current study by ZEW. read more

September 2010

13.09.2010 – ZEW (ibe/ggr)

Broadband Internet Access Makes Firms More Innovative

The effective use of modern information and communication technologies requires a high-performance broadband infrastructure. The European Commission (EU 2020 strategy) and the German government (broadband strategy) call for a massive expansion of broadband internet access. A current ZEW study supported by Deutsche Telekom AG indicates that broadband internet access gives significant impulses to firms in Germany and makes them more innovative. In the early phase of the DSL expansion from 2001 to 2003, firms using broadband internet access were able to increase the probability of realizing product and process innovations by 25 percentage points on average. Broadband internet gave impulses for innovations particularly in the service sector. read more


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