Europe is facing challenges in renewing and optimizing its infrastructures. That issue needs to be tackled quickly if the Old-Continent is to avoid falling behind on a global scale. Di² strives to turn this situation into an opportunity: while investors are desperately looking for profitable long-term ventures, tons of dormant projects are only waiting to be taken into hands!
Our organization wants to act both as an enabler and a match-maker in this frame.
Digital Infrastructure focuses on long-term, capital-intensive investments. They constitute and enable the information society. Di² has established Digital Infrastructure as a separate Asset Class in order to concentrate on fundamentals of the digitalization. Hence, Digital Infrastructure does not focus on short-term investments but rather separates long-term assets from active equipment or services.
Digital Infrastructure investments target:
Di² enables match-making between investors, service providers, asset owners and other stakeholders by focusing on concrete transactions rather than talk. The organisation is thereby bridging the existing gap between all actors in the current digital infrastructure and financial worlds.
Di²’s mission crystallises in its annual Summit which will take place on 12 March 2018 in Frankfurt.
Di² integrates you into the Digital Infrastructure Community. Di² is a network of partners, fostering investments for the Information Economy. Our partners are high-profile, encouraged industry associations, NGOs, public institutions and research facilities with a worldwide and local perspective. Members of Di² benefit from this partner network and gain thereby special access to their experts, events, financial and industry insights as well as databases. We are looking forward to welcoming your expertise within the Di² community!
Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the central advocacy association for the Alternative Investments sector in Germany and catalyst between German institutional and professional investors and leading providers of AI-products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their portfolios through Alternative Investments; another objective is to improve the public awareness for and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies. BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions and supervisory bodies and advocates for legal reforms to create an attractive and internationally competitive regulatory environment for the German AI-industry. BAI counts more than 180 members from all segments of the professional Alternative Investments industry. Further information is available at www.bvai.de.
The German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents the majority of all alternative fixed line broadband network operators in Germany. BREKO members rely on future-proof fibre infrastructures and currently account for more than 60 percent of the competitive FTTB/H deployment.
BUGLAS (Bundesverband Glasfaseranschluss) is the German federal association for optical fiber access. Founded in 2009, BUGLAS has ever since been promoting Fiber to the Building/Home (FTTB/H) as the only future-proof and sustainable broadband access technology to meet the ever-increasing demand for high bandwidths. Many of BUGLAS’s 85 member companies have been deploying fibre-access for households, enterprises and mobile access points in Germany since 1999 and they are the main drivers of fiber roll-out in Germany: As of today (December 2017) they have provided about 70 % of the whole hitherto existing FttB/H-coverage. BUGLAS aims for predictable legislative and regulatory framework conditions which grant infrastructure competition and allow the necessary long-term investments into FTTB/H-networks. More Information: www.buglas.de
Established in 2012, CAS MIA stands for successfully building a pioneering and internationally accredited infrastructure asset management profession (16 ECTS). The eight-month executive education is delivered with MBA level concepts and current literature at industry, corporate, organizational, and project level supported by changing university hosts, software partner, publishers, investors, all related industries, and infrastructure management organizations. The CAS MIA is aiming at reinventing a profession that is managing infrastructure assets successfully by benefitting from a range of economies and itself by benefitting from future cognitive tools.
ECTA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, is the pan-European pro-competitive trade association that represents more than 100 of the leading challenger telecoms operators across Europe. For nearly two decades, ECTA has been supporting the regulatory and commercial interests of telecoms operators, ISPs & equipment manufacturers in pursuit of a fair regulatory environment that allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms. Our members have been and are the leading innovators in Internet services, broadband, business communications, entertainment and mobile.
KfW is one of the world’s leading promotional banks. With its decades of experience, KfW is committed to improving economic, social and ecological living conditions all around the world on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal states. The focal points of its work include: promotion of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and start-ups, provision of equity capital, programmes for energy-efficient refurbishment of residential buildings, support of measures to protect the environment, educational finance for retail customers, funding programmes for municipalities and regional development banks, export and project finance and promotion of developing countries and emerging economies.
Founded in 2014, LTIIA gathers investors that collectively manage in excess of 5 trillion dollars of assets and that include some of the most active investors globally in the field of long term investment in infrastructure. The Association’s three key priorities at the core of its action: (i) proactive engagement with public stakeholders to support attractive investment frameworks, (ii) development of financial performance benchmarks, and (iii) definition and sharing of best practices in relation to Environmental, Social and Governance issues. See www.ltiia.org for more information.
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