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T-Systems opens its first Innovation Center in Munich


* Corporate customers put new technological products to the test
* Collaboration with the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (LMU)

Hands-on future: T-Systems has opened its first Innovation Center in the Bavarian capital. On some 450 square meters in the Euroindustriepark in Munich, companies will now be able to test new information and telecommunications solutions in a realistic work environment. T-Systems wants this workshop to bring innovations alive. Customers can contribute their own ideas for the further development of solutions and tailor them to their own individual requirements. The Innovation Center’s research partner is the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

“The Innovation Center allows us to get right up close to the needs of our corporate customers and adds to the existing hotbeds of future technology for Deutsche Telekom’s consumers in Berlin and Bonn,” said Reinhard Clemens, member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom and CEO of T Systems, on the opening of the center. “In Munich, our customers can see firsthand how they can further improve business processes with new ICT solutions.”

Bavaria’s State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Katja Hessel, said “The opening of the Innovation Center in Munich is further proof of the attractiveness of Bavaria for technology companies. The collaboration gives students at the Ludwig Maximilian University the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. T-Systems in turn benefits from the ideas and perspectives of the next generation of scientists.” In addition to the solutions that T-Systems brings to market maturity, LMU students develop existing solutions further. For this purpose, they have a separate workspace as a thinktank. 40 students already successfully completed two-week internships while the Innovation Center was being set up.

The Innovation Center is located in T-Systems’ largest data center together with the recently opened DataCenter 2020. In this research data center, T-Systems and Intel experts are working together to develop solutions to improve the construction and energy-intensive operation of data centers in ecological terms. A biogas-powered fuel cell supplies electricity for a server area in the data center. The cell’s waste heat is converted into cooling, thereby reducing the energy consumed for the supplied area almost by half.

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About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 131 million mobile customers, around 37 million fixed-network lines and nearly 16 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2010). 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 251,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 64.6 billion in the 2009 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2009).

About T-Systems
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 customers arm provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 45,300 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world. The corporate customers unit generated revenue of around EUR 8.8 billion in the 2009 financial year.


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