Deutsche Telekom wins big deal in Spain
Sep 20, 2012
- T-Systems wins four orders from the Catalan government.
- Total contract volume is worth over EUR 400 million.
- Scope includes operation of workstation computers, applications, telecommunications, and data center infrastructure.
Deutsche Telekom continues on its international success course. The Catalan government has now signed new deals with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems worth more than EUR 400 million in total. Catalonia invited bids for its entire IT and telecommunications systems with the aim of reducing the number of ICT service providers it uses from 200 at present to less than 20. At the same time the government wants to establish a more streamlined, homogeneous infrastructure and increasingly use services based on actual demand, in order to reduce operating costs.
"The deal with Catalonia is one of the biggest deals we have won outside Germany so far," said Deutsche Telekom Board of Management member and CEO of T-Systems Reinhard Clemens. "The economic situation in European countries is creating a favorable climate for big deals. When longer-term contracts come up for renewal, more and more large enterprises are looking to move partly over to cloud computing. And in Europe we are among the top players in this area."
Under the contracts with the Generalitat, the Catalan government, T-Systems will be responsible for operating workstation computers and applications, and providing user support. In addition, the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary is to network the public administration sites and provide telecommunications services and the data center infrastructure. "At international level, the Catalan government is one of T-Systems' biggest public sector customers," said Clemens. "We have worked closely with Catalonia for a decade now and have implemented numerous lighthouse projects all over Europe." At present, T-Systems in Spain has 1,200 employees across seven sites working exclusively on projects for the Generalitat.
T-System’s revenues generated outside of Germany climbed by almost six percent in the first half of 2012. This positive development was helped along by deals including with British energy group BP and Swiss industrial group Georg Fischer.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 48,200 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add significant value to customers' core business all over the world. The corporate customers unit generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.
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