Telekom Deutschland GmbH

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Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with approximately 129 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines, and more than 16 million broadband lines.

The company provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers.

Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries. With a staff of some 247,000 employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year, over half of it outside Germany.

The company is already evolving from a traditional telephone company into an entirely new kind of service company. The core business, i.e., the sale of networks and connections, remains the basis. But at the same time DT is proactively committing to business areas that open up new growth opportunities for us. Deutsche Telekom is ready for this change and we have laid the foundations with our strategy “Fix – Transform – Innovate”.

Deutsche Telekom is consequently opening up new growth areas and is increasingly developing into a multiple product company. The "Fix – Transform – Innovate" strategy is the basis for this.

The company is focusing here on two key areas. The first involves further stabilizing the company's traditional fixed and mobile access business. Market volumes in the markets where we operate networks are estimated at more than 200 billion euros alone. In our core business, operating networks and  IT,  we  want  to  defend  our  market  shares  and  successfully  continue  our  business  models.

The second key area is opening up and expanding new growth areas that will help to balance out the fall in revenue from the traditional and regulated network business. Here, DT concentrates on five areas:

• The mobile Internet

• The  connected  home,  which  for  example  provides  controls  for  household  devices,  heating appliances, televisions or garage doors via mobile devices

• ICT solutions, i.e. combined communications and information technology offerings for corporate customers

• Our own Internet offerings such as those from the Scout Group or STRATO

• Intelligent network solutions for other industries


As the market leader in Germany we have over twelve million existing broadband lines. And we continue to invest in expanding the network. Among other things, we want to supply up to ten percent of households with fiber optics. We have started to roll out the LTE network in several countries. In Germany alone we have already been able to upgrade around 800 stations with this technology since 2010.