The term “gigabit age” is a buzzword for the phase of the digital information age in which digital transformation has reached an advanced stage, which is characterized by a high degree of networking due to the availability of suitable infrastructure and applications on the one hand and their extensive use on the other, thereby causing a large volume of data exchange.

In public discourse, the term “gigabit age” is used as a buzzword to illustrate the need for a powerful digital infrastructure designed to transmit large amounts of data at high data transmission speeds, which can be seen as a central prerequisite for the transformation of society into advanced stages of the digital information age.

In synonymous use, the term “gigabit society” is relevant.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.