With its first-class infrastructures and telecommunication networks, linked to the long-term presence of home grown European giants RTL Group in media and SES in satellite transmission, a strong and vibrant ICT community has developed in Luxembourg. The government has created a sound legal framework and offers corporate investors, existing companies and start-ups an outstanding environment to succeed in the new digital economy. If you are looking for a stable, business-friendly and digital-focused environment – all can be found here.
Luxembourg is your business’s perfect platform to access worldwide markets. Numerous state-of-the-art data centres are well-established in Luxembourg and provide full range data storage, management and processing service at all quality levels, whilst also incorporating the latest Green ICT thinking.
Connectivity and infrastructure
Over the past ten years, both public and private players have invested massively in Luxembourg’s ICT infrastructure in order to position the country at the forefront globally, starting with ultra-high-speed connectivity. Luxembourg is now linked to 28 countries by fibre route and is rated one of the 10 countries best prepared for the new digital economy. Luxembourg also has state-of-the-art data centres currently hosting 40% of all European Tier IV data centres.
Another heavy investment that Luxembourg is making is in ICT research in order to build scientific excellence. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg aims to put the country on the worldwide map in terms of high-quality research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. Other ICT research competences at the University include digital communications, information processing, algorithmic number theory and research on methods and tools.
ICT expertise is thus underpinning the sustainable development of other important sectors in Luxembourg, such as the financial, media, biotech, environment, logistics, automotive and space sectors.
Luxembourg has a very ambitious ICT strategy and is currently developing a competence centre in cybersecurity to serve all sectors. This will be followed by the construction of sector-specific cybersecurity competence centres in fintech, automotive, cleantech, logistics, biohealth and space. This will in turn allow the ICT sector to develop into new areas such as High Performance Computing and Big Data processing.