When it comes to broadband strategy, Germany is slow on the uptake. Slow Internet speeds are affecting the economy. But investment from network operators such as Vodafone and Inexio could help solve the problem.
Finally, the German government has decided to focus on digitalization, four years after three ministries rolled out a joint "digital agenda." But the new chief of digital affairs will have her work cut out for her.
The German economy believes it is a pioneer in such topics as Industry 4.0 and the internet of things. But during the yearly "digital summit", experts disagree with the German government on the success of digitalization.
German economists have proposed an 'investment agenda,' calling for a massive boost in public spending on infrastructure and education, to boost the nation's productivity. They say it would more than pay for itself.
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