Deutsche Telekom will accelerate the digitalization of business. Within Telekom Deutschland (TDG), the Group is creating a new business area for end-to-end digital solutions and platforms in the growth market for digital experience services. At the same time, T-Systems – the IT division for corporate customers – is positioning itself within the Group as a vertically focused IT service provider for advisory services, cloud services and digital solutions, with security built-in. Bundled offerings of connectivity, data and applications for end-to-end digital customer experiences promise Telekom further growth, with digitalization “Made in Germany.”
In the Mittelstand and across German industry, there is extensive appetite for digitalization. Telekom Deutschland is uniquely positioned to meet this demand. Delivering this involves a combination of core connectivity and near-to-connectivity platforms that are fundamental to digitalization, e.g. IoT, security etc. Software skills to integrate these platforms into the core of customers’ operational systems complete this offering. The new unit within TDG brings this to the market as a compelling, one-stop shop for digitalization. It will initially focus on the German SME sector, but connectivity and near-to-connectivity platforms are scalable for a wide range of customers and, importantly, geographies, e.g. wider EU and US.
With the founding of this new business area, T-Systems will transfer its digital subsidiary T-Systems MMS to the Group from 2023, strengthening the new unit. MMS is an independent company and will in future be managed by TDG. It is one of the leading providers of digital experience services in Germany. Its approximately 1,700 digital experts contribute their know-how to the development and implementation of digital strategies for business and the public sector. Thus, MMS will support the implementation of the Group’s “Journey to Digital” strategy. Cooperation between MMS and T-Systems customers is to continue unchanged.
In addition, Telekom is ensuring growth and global scale for the new business segment, with technology investments and strategic partnerships. Acquisitions are also on the agenda.