Gigabit access in Germany: lagging behind in international comparison, but also little demand

DIW Weekly Report 25/2018 – Digital Infrastructure

The expansion of broadband Internet is currently the subject of intense debate. However, Germany is still lagging behind the targets set. Although almost 100 per cent of households now have broadband connections of up to six megabits per second, Germany still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of gigabit-capable connections – especially in sparsely populated regions.

Economic impact of public procurement in the aerospace defence sector

This study – commissioned by Airbus – provides an assessment of the economic impact of public contracts awarded to the development, manufacturing, and maintenance of military aircraft and spacecraft in Germany.

For this purpose, DIW Econ developed a model of the German defence aerospace industry and its complex supply chain.

Tourism as an economic factor in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will develop a new state tourism concept in 2016. The most crucial goal of the first phase of the development was to measure the economic importance of the tourism industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

DIW Econ was commissioned to calculate the economic importance of the tourism industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research in Tourism (dwif).