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5G in the city: The advertising pillar for better network coverage
13. July 2023

In the 20th century, especially in Berlin, advertising pillars were a part of urban life, just like fountains, park benches, public toilets or trash cans. They were part of the standardized furnishings of the city. But in the course of digitization, they slowly disappeared from the city. People no longer needed them as a source more

New scam thanks to AI voice cloning via smartphone
4. July 2023

Artificial intelligence is on the rise: Hardly a day goes by without reports in social media about new, supposedly helpful AI tools. Sophisticated AI can now create entire pop songs, take deceptively real photos, and even imitate human voices. The latter is now being exploited by scammers, who are using cloned voices to call people more

Fiber optic, broadband Internet and 5G
29. June 2023

Germany is going flat out when it comes to expanding fiber optic networks, and aims to achieve the digital revolution with its current Gigabit Strategy. “Home office, streaming on board an ICE, and network access from a chalet in the mountains finally need to be possible without any difficulty. For that, we require powerful digital infrastructures more

SIM vs. eSIM: The path to a flexible mobile future
20. June 2023

In the age of increasing networking and constant change in the mobile communications industry, traditional SIM cards have established themselves as the standard. But now a new revolution is on the horizon: the eSIM. Traditional SIM cards, also known as Subscriber Identity Modules, are small, replaceable chips that are inserted into mobile devices to connect more

Balcony power plants: The future of decentralized power generation?
13. April 2023

Germans are opting more and more for renewable energies and want to do their bit to protect the climate. Balcony power plants are very much in vogue – they are inexpensive to purchase, are subsidized by policymakers and are suitable for rented apartments, meaning they can reduce electricity costs effectively. We answer the most important more

Climate change has top priority
30. March 2023

Climate change is one of the top three priorities in 2023 for board members of German companies. That is one of the findings of Deloitte’s CxO Sustainability Survey 2023, which was presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. 76 percent of the German companies surveyed have increased their investments in sustainability, one-fifth more

Trust in difficult times
28. March 2023

In Germany, more people trust business than the government and the media, according to the new Edelman #TrustBarometer. The Edelman Trust Barometer 2023 “Navigating a Polarized World” focuses on the issue of trust. For the 23rd edition of the report, more than 32,000 people in 28 markets were surveyed about their trust in the institutions more

Repair to help the environment with Gigaset
23. March 2023

Customers would gladly have their electrical devices repaired if it weren’t for the high costs involved, which unfortunately bear no reasonable relation to the purchase price. Defective electrical devices are only repaired in an average of 24 percent of all cases. They end up in the trash 76 percent of the time. That is one more

Treasure trove of raw materials hoarded: 210 million old mobile phones in German drawers
26. January 2023

It might not be as dramatic as searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant, like Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the movie. Nor is the search for the treasure quite as demanding and dangerous as the search for the Ark, but it’s still worth it. After all, Germans apparently have a huge treasure more