the telecommunications and Internet industries in Germany reacted rather cautiously to the advance of Deutsche Telekom, Internet traffic – if possible – to continue to move only within Germany. “This is associated with considerable organizational effort and high costs,” it says in a telecom competitors. Especially smaller ISPs could thereby be pushed to the edge.
Telekom had suggested that future data sent between senders and receivers in Germany, should not leave the country’s borders. The Telekom responding to Ausspähprogramme state in the United States and Great Britain, published by the former U.S. intelligence officials Edward Snowden. In the following discussion, the Telekom according to the results of a survey Allensbach lost confidence.
effort would be huge for all providers
present, companies consider the proposal from Bonn, including Vodafone. For a final evaluation of the telecom project it is still too early. It was with all market participants and relevant organizations in the conversation, it is at Telefónica. To actually control the way the data would all access providers make agreements among themselves.
date it was enough to have such an agreement with major providers such as Level 3rd Should now increase the number of partners, including the cost of individual providers will significantly larger, it is called in the industry. The major provider Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom itself are represented internationally and have not the least planned and developed its infrastructure accordingly. Deutsche Telekom is committed in the UK with Orange in the joint venture EE, in the United States with the company T-Mobile U.S..
The DAX companies do not want to see his proposal as a German single-handedly, even if it is to be initially limited to Germany by its own account. Later, however, the system should be extended to other European countries, the Group is already talking about the “Schengen routing,” apparently the UK to be exempted from the. Schengen stands for the abolition of border controls between European countries.
The idea of ??the German cloud
In preparation for the national routing it has reportedly already announced in early October at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs held a meeting, attended by the addition of telecom and other Internet access providers.
The Telekom is therefore a voluntary agreement, but also holds a law conceivable. Recently, the federal government had been working on an IT security law, but which is no longer adopted in the current parliamentary term and probably driven only by the next government.
In the past there have been similar proposals at Telekom. Thus, Reinhard Clemens, Head of the IT subsidiary T-Systems, spoken by a German cloud. Actually require more and more telecom business customers that their data will be stored on servers located in Germany. The Group provides this service and uses the strict German data protection law as a location advantage.
800,000 attacks per day
Recently, Telekom boss Rene Obermann and United Internet chief Dommermuth had agreed to encrypted transport routes in the exchange of e-mails. In the project “E-mail Made in Germany” are electronic messages that are exchanged between T-Online customers and users of the e-mail subjects Web.de and GMX, about running separately encrypted lines.
with their portals providers unite around two-thirds of all privately used e-mail accounts in Germany for themselves. “The protection of the private sphere is a valuable asset,” Obermann said at the launch of the project, which should be open to other providers. Meanwhile, mobile communications and e-mail provider Freenet has joined the initiative.
Telekom responded with their proposals to a rising number of attacks. So she claims to be currently counts 800,000 per day attacks on their networks. Also, the fiber optic cable used by it have been reportedly tapped by the British secret Government Communications Head Quartes (GCHQ).
Nevertheless, the Telecom initiatives quickly reach their limits. Once a T-Online user sends an e-mail, for example, a Google Mail account, the “transport” of pages of Telekom is no longer protected. It also provides the telecom industry association, VATM as follows: “The plans may possibly be an interim measure,” said the Elder, VATM CEO Jürgen
“We need European as well as international rules for the World Wide Web. In practice, the traffic will be hardly confined to Germany., it is hard to believe that citizens and businesses use the Internet only for national traffic. “
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