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Venturing & Investments

Deutsche Telekom begins hunt for network sustainability startups

Innovation hothouse hubraum closed applications for its Network Sustainability Award, being run in partnership with Solar Impulse Foundation. Microsoft, Orange, and SK Telecom also in support. Green network management and energy production among the focuses as Deutsche Telekom ups its climate protection endeavours.

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Network & Infrastructure

Swisscom signals interest in Germany’s campus network programme

Swiss operator flags emerging demand from multinational clients for private 5G networks at facilities in Germany and elsewhere. New tie-ups may be necessary. Deutsche Telekom says the Swiss telco is welcome to contact it at any time.

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Strategy & Change

Deutsche Telekom targets Sweden and UK in IoT sales push

Two new sales roles to support European growth ambition. DT’s B2B overhaul bears fruit as DT IoT and DTBS work together to expand IoT business. IoT Hub takes longer than expected to launch commercial offerings.

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Network & Infrastructure

T-Mobile Netherlands bulks up on fibre via new KKR venture

Dutch NatCo builds on Primevest investments as first anchor tenant of Open Dutch Fiber. New fibre venture taps former CEO and CCO of Vodafone Germany partner Deutsche Glasfaser. Move raises further questions over Group plans for its Dutch business.

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People

DT’s long-running search for new chair continues

A replacement for Deutsche Telekom’s outgoing Supervisory Board Chairman Lehner continues after tight‑lipped incumbent gave nothing away at Group AGM. External candidates considered. Disappointment of scuppered Harald Krüger appointment not yet rectified.