News

17.08.2017

Gigabit networks for the digital society and economy!

A high-performance and nationwide broadband infrastructure is indispensable for the realisation of the gigabit society. While the supply of companies in cities is usually already quite good, there is still considerable need for improvement in rural regions. Urgent action is needed here, as around 70 percent of industrial employees work in rural areas.

The ZVEI demands that the connection to rural industrial areas should become one of the most urgent tasks of economic policy. "Broadband expansion must be in the focus of politics; it should be equivalent with energy and water supply or road construction," emphasizes Herbert Strobel, Chairman of the ZVEI Satellite & Cable division. An industrial broadband infrastructure is not only of great relevance for industry. The digitalised healthcare industry, intelligent power grids, networked mobility and smart buildings also require a powerful Internet connection. "The international competitiveness of German companies therefore depends crucially on the expansion of broadband networks," says Strobel.

The ZVEI represents both the manufacturers of components for the broadband infrastructure, such as the manufacturers organised by the Satellite & Cable divison, as well as potential user industries. These include industrial manufacturing (Industry 4.0), energy technology (Smart Grids), medical technology (eHealth), building technology (Smart Building), networked mobility and consumer electronics.

The ZVEI position paper "Future-proof broadband expansion" describes the requirements from the point of view of both manufacturers and users.

You may also be interested in:

Further

Most visited pages

Publications

Read more

Industrie 4.0

Read more

Subjects

Read more

Mobility

Read more

Energy

Read more

NOA - Mastering the complexity of connectivity | ZVEI

NAMUR Open Architecture enables a secure second channel for collecting vital data which are necessary for monitoring and…

MTP - The Age of Modular Production | ZVEI

Module Type Package is the core of modular production. Modular automation enables particularly fast and efficient engineering of…

Demonstrator Drive System 4.0 | ZVEI

This project explains the implementation of the electric drive as an Industrie 4.0 component. The uniform,…

DC-INDUSTRIE at the Hannover Fair 2020

In the DC-INDUSTRIE2 project and the predecessor project DC-INDUSTTRIE, research has been conducted since 2016 with companies from…

DC-INDUSTRIE

DC-INDUSTRIE: Hannover Messe 2019

Together with its partners in the DC-INDUSTRIE project, ZVEI is developing network management options for the future. The motto:…