Group 4 Created with Sketch. Strong and high-performance data centres constitute the backbone of digitalisation and thus one of the most important location factors for digital transformation. We are an enabler, growth engine, innovation driver and multiplier for diverse industries and sectors as well as for disruptive technologies such as AI or IoT. As operators of digital infrastructures, we are dedicated to a functioning digital economy ecosystem and the future viability of Germany as a digital location.
Digital infrastructure operators are enablers of the digital transformation and must be accordingly recognised and promoted.
The nationwide rollout of broadband is one of the key prerequisites for the digital transformation.
Electricity costs are an essential competitive factor for data centres. Electricity costs in Germany are sometimes twice as high compared to the EU.
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Strong statements from digital infrastructures experts

slide1 en Germany’s future lies in its digital infrastructure – and therefore not least in the hands of policymakers, who are in a position to strengthen it via targeted support for the rollout of mobile and fixed networks, not to mention by approaching data centres as integral components of a digital ecosystem. This will create new business models. It will create jobs. It will create prosperity. Hannes Ametsreiter
CEO, Vodafone Deutschland
Slide 2 en Connected cars and vehicles, autonomous driving, shared and mobility services, as well as electric motors: these will all shape the future of mobility. Competitive and high-performance digital infrastructures are the foundation for this. For this reason, as Director of the Digital Foundation of Daimer AG, I very much welcome the Alliance for Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany! Dr. Jörg Sommer
Director Digital Foundation, Daimler AG
slide 3 en Depending on the company or organisation, digital transformation can be interpreted and applied in different ways. It can cover everything from artificial intelligence and machine learning to connected digital platforms, the Internet of Things or intelligent robotic process automation. Hartmut Thomsen
President Middle & Eastern Europe, SAP
Slide 4 en In multiple ways, digital technologies support, streamline and enrich almost all walks of life. Until now, only a fraction of their enormous potential has been harnessed. In order to leverage the multitude of opportunities, high-performance digital infrastructures are a prerequisite. Timo von Lepel
CEO, NetCologne
Slide 5 en The two essential components of digital infrastructure are data centres and networks, both fibre optic and mobile. The importance of these infrastructures must be universally accorded high priority in politics. A rapid rollout of fibre optic networks and an increase in the number of data centres, including Edge DCs, are key for the economy. The Alliance for Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures brings together important players and is generating a greater level of awareness of just how relevant digital infrastructures are for Germany. This is why GasLINE has been involved from the very outset. Wolfram Rinner
Managing Director, GasLINE
Slide 6 en As an innovation location in the sphere of digitalisation, we can only achieve digital sovereignty if we have digital infrastructures which are high-performance and, above all, secure. This calls in particular for digital competences, both at the individual and at the organisational level, in industry, science and in the field of public administration. Hannes Federrath
President German Informatics Society
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