Germany's pioneer in network expansion

Around 2,500 companies in Cologne are part of the digital economy. If you go by the degree of digitalisation of the companies, the city takes a top position nationwide. Companies from all sectors benefit from Cologne’s near-universal broadband provision and its extensive fibre optic network.

  • Best IT and communications infrastructure of all German cities
  • More than 80 percent fibre-optic expansion: highest rate in Germany
  • More than 28,000 km of fibre optic cables: one of the best-developed internet infrastructures in Europe
  • 25,000 employees work within the ICT sector

  • ICT market generates an annual turnover of approximately 6 billion Euros

  • "The Ship": Germany's most digital office building

Cologne's ICT industry

Leading international providers in the sphere of software and hardware development, a large number of medium-sized companies and a dynamic startup scene make Cologne one of Germany's most vital locations for Information and Communications Technology (ICT). 

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