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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

World Climate Conference: Exciting debates and modern infrastructure

In November 2017, the 23rd World Climate Conference took place under the presidency of the Fiji Islands in Bonn. Diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society came together at the Conference of the Parties (COP img). We contributed to the content of the Conference with an event and provided state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Digitalization for climate protection and sustainability
On November 14, 2017, our headquarters in Bonn were entirely focused on climate protection. The real potential of digitalization for climate protection is still being underrated. In order to change this, we have joined our stakeholders for a dialog about "The impact of ICT img on climate change – curse or blessing". Along with our partner, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative img (GeSI img), as well as numerous stakeholders and experts from politics, civil society and corporations, we discussed the opportunities and risks of information and communication technology (ICT) for climate protection. In collaboration with partners, we presented products and solutions for connected and therefore sustainable life and work - for example, relating to e-mobility, Smart City and logistics.

Fiber optics img for the climate summit
For the 23rd World Climate Conference in Bonn, Deutsche Telekom provided the technical infrastructure. For the supply of the two temporary tent towns alone we laid over 25 kilometers of optical fiber and copper cables each - capacities that would also suffice for the supply of a small town. Antennas that were installed for the event ensured the necessary wireless capacity. In this way, the park in Bonn where the tent towns were located was equipped with modern, broadband communications technology that will also benefit future events.

The sheer amount of infrastructure that an event with over 25,000 visitors requires can be seen in the following “Netzgeschichte” (network story):