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 usually takes place in March.
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!
Die GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION e.V. ist ein Zusammenschluss von Betreibern und Inhabern von Rechenzentren aller Größen und wird unterstützt von führenden Forschungsinstituten und Medienpartnern.
Der Verband bietet Rechenzentrumsbetreibern in Deutschland eine Plattform, um gemeinsam das Wachstum der Branche und deren Wahrnehmung in Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Politik zu stärken.
Ihre Mitglieder vertritt die GDA e.V. in Bezug auf Gesetze, Bestimmungen, Standards und Normen, andere Vorschriften und politische Fragen in den entsprechenden Gremien. Langfristig sollen so die Rahmenbedingungen für das Betreiben von Rechenzentren in Deutschland nachhaltig verbessert und die Investitionsattraktivität von deutschen Standorten gesichert werden.
Die regelmäßigen GDA Net[t]work Lunches bieten Raum für High Level Networking in der Branche, die den qualifizierten Austausch zu Technologie- und Markttrends ermöglichen. Mit ihren Mitgliedern und Partnern entwickelt die GDA e.V. aktiv Standards und Normen in Bezug auf die Konzeption von Rechenzentren. Außerdem initiiert und realisiert die GDA e.V. Forschungsvorhaben rund um Rechenzentren.
Die GERMAN DATACENTER ASSOCIATION e.V. hat ihren Sitz in Frankfurt am Main.
CMG-AE (Computer Measurement Group – Austria & Eastern Europe) is an open, vendor independent forum for stakeholders in the communication and information technology sector. The universal guideline of all CMG activities is how to implement innovation in a meaningful, economical and sustainable way for the benefit of society. CMG is part of an international Non-Profit-Organization, called CMG. The headquarter is based in the USA.
Since establishment 1995 in Austria CMG has successfully established more than 10 working groups on different technical topics. The output based on reports, position papers, workshops, study-tours, conferences and academies has influenced regulation, national standardization bodies, governmental organizations and the general public. One of largest CMG groups is the Action Group Gigabit Fiber Access (AGGFA) working group established in 2009. The AGGFA is devoted to the promotion of FTTH and the wholesale only (Open Access Network – OAN) business models with the focus on rural areas, to disseminate the relevant knowledge and to provide a platform for exchange of experience and networking. More details on www.cmg-ae.at.
DAS INTERNET IST DIE GRUNDLAGE für einen funktionierenden Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland und für eine offene und freie Gesellschaft. Die Internetwirtschaft ist Schlüsselbranche und Wachstumsmotor unserer Zeit: Ihr Anteil an der Gesamtwirtschaft steigt seit Jahren kontinuierlich.
Um auf die Bedeutung digitaler Infrastrukturen in Deutschland aufmerksam zu machen und in einen konstruktiven Dialog mit der Politik einzutreten, haben sich unter dem Dach von eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. jetzt führende Unternehmen aus verschiedenen Branchen digitaler Infrastrukturen wie etwa Rechenzentrumsbetreiber, Co-Location-Anbieter, Internet Service Provider, Carrier, Cloudanbieter, Softwarehersteller und Vertreter aus der Anwendungsindustrie zu einer Allianz zur Stärkung digitaler Infrastrukturen zusammengeschlossen.
Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the central advocacy association for the alternative investment industry sector in Germany. The BAI serves as a catalyst between institutional and professional German investors and recognized providers of alternative investment products worldwide. Particularly, one goal is to make it easier for institutional and professional German investors to more effectively diversify their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another core task of the organization is to improve public awareness and enhance the understanding of asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations. It advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for Alternative Investments in Germany. At present, BAI counts 200 members from all areas of the professional alternative investments sector. 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.
Verband der Internetwirtschaft
Als größter europäischer Verband der Internetwirtschaft vertritt eco über 1.000 Mitgliedsunternehmen und engagiert sich seit über 20 Jahren für eine zukunftsweisende Netzpolitik sowie den konstruktiven Austausch zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft.
The e-shelter innovation lab provides immediate technology guidance, knowledge, and inspiration, which helps companies achieve their goals. e-shelter understands and embraces the digital transformation fueled by cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain and other disruptive technologies.
Der Fachverband Rundfunk- und BreitbandKommunikation (FRK) vertritt die auf dem Gebiet der Empfangsantennen und Kabelanlagen tätigen Fachbetriebe sowie Unternehmen, die solche Anlagen unterhalten oder unterhalten lassen. Der FRK ist eine Interessenvertretung der kleinen und mittelständischen Kabelnetzbetreiber aus Handwerk und Wohnungswirtschaft durch Mitarbeit in Arbeitskreisen, Gremien der politischen Meinungsbildung und gezielte Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.
Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation is a Swiss foundation based in Basel working to promote sustainable and resilient infrastructure through sustainable infrastructure design and financing on a global scale. Active since 2008, GIB works with multiple stakeholders ranging from city representatives to project developers and infrastructure financiers, with a focus on emerging and developing countries. GIB envisions a world where sustainable and resilient infrastructure is the norm rather than the exception.
The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network of cities and regions with a think tank at its center. Its mission is to help communities use information and communications technology (ICT) to create inclusive prosperity, tackle social and governance challenges and enrich their quality of life. It is a world we call the broadband economy.
For communities, the broadband economy is a double-edge sword. It threatens established industries, economies and ways of life on the one hand, yet it also offers powerful new tools to build prosperous, inclusive and sustainable economies on the other. ICF guides communities to seize the upside while minimizing the downside of the ICT revolution.
The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations. www.ngmn.org
The Telecommunications Executive Circle (TEC) is an evening event where current market developments in the telecommunications industry are discussed with industry executives. The event takes place on a quarterly basis in Frankfurt / Main and offers its participants the opportunity to network and exchange experiences within their industry.
More than 120 of the telecommunications and service companies which operate in the German market are active in the VATM. All of them are in direct competition with the ex-monopoly Deutsche Telekom AG and are working for more competition in the telecommunications market – for the benefit of innovations, investments and employment. Since liberalization in 1998 the competitors have made investments totalling around € 74 billion in the fixed network and cellular telephone areas. The new fixed network and cellular phone companies safeguard over 52.600 jobs in Germany, as well as about 50 % of the employment in the supplier firms as well.
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