Partnering Strategy

The speed of innovation in IT and Telecommunications is getting faster. For several years, Deutsche Telekom has been successfully focussing on close cooperation with its partners, using an Open Innovation strategy.

Netflix, Microsoft, as well as numerous other innovation partnerships illustrate Deutsche Telekom’s ability to cooperate with a variety of different partners. It is our stated goal to become the number one operator for Partnering, thus complementing our core assets, such as network, sales, service and brand.

Partnering is an essential part of the Group’s strategy, guided by the principle of “simplifying, digitalising, speeding up”. By means of strategic partnerships, Deutsche Telekom wants to provide valuable solutions to its customers faster and simpler. Moreover, digitalised and automated production processes will lead to an increase in productivity.


Partnering is an essential part of the Group’s strategy.

Different types of partner cooperation models create win-win situations. Both sides benefit from the other’s strong market and brand presence, working together on successful new products. By offering the latest developments and services, Deutsche Telekom is able to distinguish itself from its competitors.
To achieve this goal, Deutsche Telekom is searching the innovation hotspots of the world for the best national and international partners for its ecosystem. This means that small start-ups can just as well become partners at eye-level as the large, globally operating corporations.

Our concept is: open the door to explore synergies and intensify cooperation.

Contact us if you want to develop new business fields with us!

Focus topics

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Global New Business Development

The team seeks to deliver new business opportunities to Deutsche Telekom.

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Consumer IoT

Generating an attractive consumer portfolio of IoT products and services.

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Enterprise Digitization

Supporting our stakeholders in defining a digital transformation strategy.



We are passionate about delivering cutting-edge entertainment experiences.

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Connected Home

Creating meaningful user experiences of connected services at home.

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Network Service Evolution

We are focused on being a leading part of the innovation and growth of network services.

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Privacy and Security

Our privacy and security team identifies innovative security solutions for every customer.

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Making sustainability the norm in every one of our partnerships.


Magenta Voice Assistant in the home

We have a vision to simplify our home customers’ lives through voice.

Extended Reality from Home

Extended Reality

At Deutsche Telekom, we believe in being at the cutting-edge of the future of extended reality.


Collaboration models

Deutsche Telekom is continuously looking for new technology and product partners in order to  offer a wider range of products and services.