Press Release: International Conference at the Columbia University in New York
International Conference at the Columbia University in New York: Broadband provides the basis for growth in Europe, America and the Developing Countries
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International Conference at the Columbia University in New York:
Broadband provides the basis for growth in Europe, America and the Developing Countries
New York/Düsseldorf/Berlin, October 27, 2009:
At the “CITI’s Annual State of Telecom Conference” at the Columbia University, New York,
experts from all over the world discussed the current situation of broadband provision. MICUS
Management Consulting - http://www.micus.de - presented the impact of the development of
the broadband infrastructure on the economical development. An economic growth of 0.7 %
can be expected, if a fast broadband infrastructure is consistently built in Germany and the
On the basis of the current EU study, Martin Fornefeld, Managing Director of MICUS, made clear that
with a consistent development of the broadband infrastructure and the concurrent promotion of new
network-based applications particularly in the medium-sized economy in Europe 150,000 additional
jobs can be established per year.
Paul Katz, Director Business Strategy Research – Colombia Institute for Tele-Information -
http://www4.gsb.columbia.ecu/citi - confirmed the effects of the MICUS EU-study whereupon
innovation is one of the main drivers for growth. More qualified, more efficient and finally additional
jobs can be achieved by the outsourcing of administrative operations which will be enabled by
broadband. Jonathan Liebenau, London School of Economics, reported that studies in England
yielded similar results.
Chris Boam, Director Regulation and Public Affairs of Verizon, tellingly showed that the consistent
development of the broadband infrastructure can be profitably conducted by private investors.
Heather Hudson, Professor of Telecommunication at the University of San Francisco, revealed that by
the consistent development of the broadband infrastructure foreign aid can give more impulses for an
enduring development policy than any other kind of aid money.
On the occasion of the Conference with international experts of high rank, MICUS and the Colombia
Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) agreed upon a further collaboration in terms of economic issues
regarding the growth impulses of broadband technologies.
The complete MICUS-study of the effects of broadband on the economic growth in Europe can be
downloaded free of charge from www.micus.de.
The lectures of the Conference will soon be available at: http://gsb.columbia.edu/citi.
You will find further information about the annual CITI-Conference at:
MICUS Management Consulting is a specialized consulting company for the technological
developments of the 21st century. Its core themes are, among others, broadband, e-government and
public sector information. MICUS Management Consulting occupies an excellent position due to its
internationally recognized market studies in addition to its several years of experience with consulting
mandates for renowned institutions. MICUS developed numerous market studies for government
authorities at federal state level and for the Euopean Commission and demonstrated herein that it is
able to penetrate complex issues comprehensibly and to develop conclusive answers with a direct
benefit for clients and decision makers. The MICUS-expertise is always considered for the
development of solutions for multidimensional problems at the interface of public sector, economy and
science – particularly in the field of innovative and dynamic markets.
Studies for download and further information are available at: http://www.micus.de/ .
Dr. Martin Fornefeld, CEO
MICUS Management Consulting
Tel. (+49) 211 – 3003 420