Collaboration models

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Deutsche Telekom is continuously looking for new technology and product partners. Together with partners Deutsche Telekom offers a wider range of products and services. With new and innovative partner solutions we want to improve the customer experience and grow. DT wants to be No. 1 European TelCo partner.

The company will continue to develop its own ideas, of course, but is also open to outside innovations and is increasing its emphasis on collaboration. The objective is to offer a wider range of products and services together with partners. Major, global corporations as well as small startups can become partners on equal terms.

Smart combinations

Partners benefit from many new potential users, which Deutsche Telekom contributes with its 142 million mobile communications customers, 31 million fixed-network subscribers and 17 million broadband customers. Partners can also offer their services in the best Telekom network and benefit from the company's sales strengths in Europe.

Customers benefit

With this approach, Deutsche Telekom can differentiate its portfolio from the competition and offer its customers the latest developments and services. Further In-house ideas can be enhanced with developments of external partners. Intelligent approaches can often be cleverly combined - so that the blend gives the customer an even greater experience. Customers can choose from the best offerings.

Plug-and-play power strip

To make services available to Deutsche Telekom customers quickly and easily, Telekom is building a partner system for innovative services - partners can plug in just like a power strip. Deutsche Telekom ensures fast access to standardized interfaces and also takes care of billing, security and transmission quality in the background. Customers can then book these services quickly and easily - such as Spotify's music streaming service.

Our collaboration models

DTCP is an autonomous investment management group majority owned by its management team and backed by Deutsche Telekom. With over $1.0 billion assets under management, it invests in Growth Equity and Digital Infrastructure. Its Advisory team supports Deutsche Telekom’s strategic investments through the Telekom Innovation Pool (TIP). DTCP connects people, capital, and ideas to accelerate innovation and provide value to our portfolio companies, our limited partners, and the connected world.

Growth Equity

DTCP Growth invests financial growth capital in leading enterprise application and infrastructure software companies. We focus on revenue generating companies in the expansion and late growth stages.

Digital Infrastructure

DTCP Infra makes investments into European digital infrastructure assets at various stages of maturity. We support the digital transformation and creation of a digital society with its growing connectivity needs.


DTCP Advisory advises our corporate partners and portfolio companies on technology, business development and investments, with the goal of creating value and strengthening our global network of relationships.

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T-Labs is the R&D department of Deutsche Telekom focusing on translating new technology trends and delivering tangible results into Deutsche Telekom’s innovation portfolio. Our current research areas are: Future Networks & AI, Spatial Computing and Decentralized Systems.

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hubraum is Deutsche Telekom’s tech incubator. By bringing early-stage startups and the leading European telco together, hubraum sparks innovation transfer and creates business opportunities for both sides. Since 2012, hubraum has been collaborating with the digital ecosystem out of its campuses in Berlin, Krakow and Tel Aviv.

Prototyping campus

Develop prototypes that identify potential use cases for future commercial applications and use our co-working space for free – as a resident or temporary guest.

Deutsche Telekom access

Get access to cutting-edge technology and infrastructure provided by Deutsche Telekom.

Expert network

Get expert support and business know-how to give your startup a shot of rocket fuel.

Seed investment

Receive potential investment from hubraum of up to one million euros, in addition to financial support for any subsequent pilot project.

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Deutsche Telekom is continuously looking for new technology and product partners in order to differentiate and optimize its portfolio.