Deutsche Telekomwatch
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: #77
November 2018: 58pp
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Executive brief

Group: Deals [p.6]

  • DTCP adds two more tech stakes to the pile
  • Access 4.0 still on agenda, as DT makes partner cash injection
  • Table: Telekom Innovation Pool overview

People [p.10]

  • DT revamps tech division for flexibility and focus
  • Table: People movement highlights

Supply chain [p.14]

  • Orange seeks DT piggyback on content, elsewhere

Group Development [p.17]

  • DT set to meet EC halfway on Dutch buyout

Technology & Innovation [p.19]

  • Deutsche Telekom welcomes growing TIP 'maturity'
  • DT tightening TIP ties
  • Table: TIP top-ups at a glance
  • Terragraph gets airing in Hungary, RFI in pipeline
  • DTCP joins TIP as ecosystem warrior
  • MobiledgeX attracts SKT, approaches TIP

Telecom infra Project [p.27]

  • TIP faithful and followers gather in London

Germany: Network [p.30]

  • TDE targets more business parks with fibre

Partnerships [p.30]

  • Telefónica to use TDE fibre to support 5G
  • Growing rapprochement between rivals
  • Telefónica willing to work with everyone

Products and services [p.33]

Europe: Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier [p.35]

  • ICSS becomes 'Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier'

Systems Solutions: Deals [p.38]

  • Toll4Europe gains Shell as new shareholder
  • DT at Road Charging crossroads
  • Toll Connect controversy rumbles on

Partnerships [p.41]

  • T-Sys-SAP collaboration goes Platinum
  • Table: T‑Sys's “re-defined” portfolio structure
  • Pallet-tracker comes off Open IoT Labs' production line

USA: Commercial [p.47]

  • Team of Experts to extend beyond USA

Network [p.49]

  • Sprint, TMUS align handset and network demands
  • From rivals to friends

Supply chain [p.50]

Further reading

Index

A

Acacia Communications 15
ADVA Optical Networking 22
Africa 13
Airrays 24
Alphabet
- Google
- Android 9
Amazon.com Inc. 27, 50
Americas
- Canada 9, 23
- Latin America 23
- United States of America (USA) 8, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 36, 46, 47, 50, 54
-- Government 50
-- States
--- New York 54
Apache Foundation 26
Apple 50
- iOS 9
Aricent Inc. 21, 23, 51
Asia-Pacific
- Australia 15
- China 15, 21, 50
-- Government 54
-- Province/Municipality/Region
--- Shanghai 44
- India 6, 8
- Japan 31
- South Korea 24, 31
AT&T 13, 50
Axiata Group Bhd (TM International)
- Cambodia (TM International (Cambodia) Co. Ltd./hello) 14

B

Bharti Group 23
- Bharti Airtel 23
Bloomberg L.P. 54
BT Group 22, 23, 24
- EE 13

C

CenturyLink Inc. 50
China Telecom 21
Ciena Corp. 22, 36
Cinco Capital 24
Cisco Systems 8, 13, 22, 51
Comarch SA 8
Comcast Corp. 50
CommScope Inc. 31
Cox Communications Inc. 50
Crown Castle International Corp. (CCI) 51

D

Daimler AG 38, 39
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 23
Deutsche Telekom 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53
- Corporate
- Headquarters 8, 15, 24, 25
- Deutsche Telekom Capital Parrtners
- Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments
-- Skorpios Technologies (see separate) 9
- Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners 6, 8, 9, 12, 18, 24, 52
-- BENOCS 7, 8
-- Deutsche Sportwetten 8
- Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments 8, 9
-- ZenMate (see separate) 9
- Digital Media Audience Products 8
-- emetriq 8
-- Fornova (see separate) 18
-- Kumukan 8
-- Lite Elements 8
-- Morphisec (see separate) 18
-- Motionlogic 8
-- Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (ngena) 8
-- SafeBreach (see separate) 18
-- SoundCall 8
-- SureNow 8
- Telekom Innovation Pool 7, 8, 25
-- MobiledgeX 20, 22, 25, 26, 51, 52
-- The Digitale 8
-- Trust2Core 8
- Europe
-- Czech Republic 12, 36
-- Hungary (see Magyar Telekom) 12, 22, 23, 36
--- International Carrier Sales & Services (ICSS) 11, 35
-- Netherlands 12, 17, 18
-- Poland (Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa/PTC) 12
-- UK (EE) 13
- European Aviation Network 36
- Executives
-- Al Saleh, Adel 42
-- Calian, John 11
-- Chupalov, Igor 13
-- Clauberg, Axel 15, 19, 26, 52
-- Goldenits, Walter 7
-- Höttges, Timotheus 13, 17, 25, 30, 39
-- Jacobfeuerborn, Bruno 12
-- Kahan, Irit 12
-- Kyllesbech Larsen, Kim 12
-- Leukert, Peter 12
-- Nafziger, Rolf 35
-- Nemat, Claudia 10
-- Rekasi, Tibor 12
-- Rickmann, Hagen 30
-- Schulte-Sprenger, Bernd 12
-- Sievert, Mike 47, 49
-- van der Walt, Mardia 11
-- van Lammeren, Tisha 12
-- Wössner, Dirk 32
- Ex-executives
-- Snoep, Marieke 12
- Germany 7, 8, 11, 12, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33
- Investments
-- Magyar Telekom (see separate) 12, 22, 23, 24, 36
- Product and Innovation
-- hubraum 9, 18
-- Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) 11, 12, 18
- Products and services
-- EntertainTV 33
-- immmr 8
-- QIVICON 26, 27
-- Smart Speaker 27
- Strategy
-- Connected Home 12
- Systems Solutions 13, 37, 53
- Telekom IT 11
- T-Systems 8, 12, 13, 38, 41, 43, 44, 53
-- Detecon 44
-- Deutschland 13
- Satellic 39
- South Africa 13
- Toll4Europe 38, 39, 53
- Technology
-- 5G
-- haus 22
-- Toll Collect 38, 39, 40, 53
- USA 13, 22, 33, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 54
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, 24, 52
Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments 8
DSP Group 27

E

Emblaze Group
- European Telecom 13
Ericsson 10, 12, 51
Europe
- Austria 39
- Belgium 24, 39
- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 13
- Croatia 8
- Czech Republic 36, 53
- France 14, 24, 39
- Germany 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 39, 40, 41, 53
-- Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 31, 53
-- Government 39
- Hungary 8, 12, 23, 24, 36, 53
- Netherlands 17, 52
-- Ministry of Economic Affairs 18
- Poland 39
- Portugal 31
- Spain 31
- Sweden 8, 12, 17
- Switzerland 25
- Turkey 23
- United Kingdom (UK) 13, 15, 23, 24, 31
-- Office of Communications (Ofcom) 31
European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) 13, 17
European Union 38, 52
European Commission 17, 18

F

Facebook 22, 23, 24, 26
- Telecom Infra Project 19, 26, 52
Fireglass 18
Fornova 18
France Télécom 13, 17
- Orange 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 27, 52
- UK (see EE, DT) 13
Fraunhofer Institute 27, 43

G

Goldman Sachs 47, 49, 51, 54
Green Party 40
GSM Association
- Mobile World Congress 21, 25
GSM Association (GSMA) 22

H

Hamburg Port Authority 43
Hewlett-Packard 22
High-Tech Gründerfonds 24
Huawei Technologies 15, 44

I

Infinera Corporation 22
Inmarsat 36
Intel 22, 23, 26

K

KPN 12, 18
- E-Plus 33

L

LivePerson 48

M

Magyar Telekom (see DT) 12, 22, 23, 36
Market segments
- Machine-to-machine (M2M) 35
- Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) 36
Mavenir Systems 21, 23
MetroPCS Communications Inc.
- Carter, Braxton 48, 51
Microsoft 13
Middle East 13
- Israel 9, 12, 18
Morphisec 18
MTN 23

N

Nokia 23, 36, 51
NTT 22, 41
Nuance Communications Inc. 27

O

Open Handset Alliance (OHA)
- Android 9
Opera Software 9
Osram 26

P

Parallel Wireless 23
Partner Communications, Israel 13

Q

Quantum Corp. 25

R

Ranovus 9
Red Hat 12
Royal Dutch Shell plc 38, 53

S

SafeBreach 18
Salesforce 13
SAP 41, 42, 43, 53
Skorpios Technologies 9
SK Telecom 11, 23, 24, 25, 52
Sonae SGPS 9
Sprint Corporation 49, 50, 54
Starbucks Corp. 13
Swisscom 6

T

Target Corporation 42
Technology
- 2G 31
-- GSM 22
- 3G 31, 32
-- Evolved HSPA (HSPA+/I-HSPA)
-- MIMO 50
- 4G 22, 26, 31, 32, 33, 50, 51
-- Long Term Evolution (LTE) 23, 26, 36, 49
- 5G 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53
- Blockchain 11
- CRM 6, 8, 52
- CWDM 22
- Ethernet 23
- Fibre 7, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 51, 53
- FTTH 53
- IP 7, 15, 19, 26
- IPTV 33
- Linux 21
- M2M 35
- Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 43
- NGN 33
- OpenStack 21, 44
- RAN 12, 20, 21, 23
- R&D 7, 11, 12, 14, 24, 25
- Spectrum 31
-- 700 MHz 18
-- 2100 MHz 18, 52
Tele2 17, 18, 52
- Netherlands 17
Telecom Italia 23
- Telecom Italia Mobile 22
Telefonica Group 19, 20, 22, 23, 32, 33, 36, 53
- Europe
-- Czech Republic 36
TeleManagement Forum
- TM Forum 12, 13
Telstra 23

V

Venfin Ltd
- Tracker Network (Proprietary) Limited (TRACKER) 43, 52
Verizon Communications 21, 50
VINCI Group
- Cofiroute, S.A. 39
Vodafone 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 33, 36
- Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific Region (AMAP)
- India 23
- Europe Region
-- Czech Republic 36
-- Germany 33

Z

ZenMate 9
ZTE Corp. 15

  • Wide-ranging overhaul seeks to instil customer-centricity across Group technology functions.

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has made a wide-reaching overhaul of its Technology & Innovation (T&I) division in a bid to elevate customer needs to the forefront of all its product and service development activities, Deutsche Telekomwatch can reveal.

The department, led by Head of Technology & Innovation Claudia Nemat, has instituted an updated “operating model”, based around five groupings — with elevation of some fresh faces recently brought into the DT fold from outside. Among key changes are:

PANNET within new International Technology & Services Delivery

Firmed-up repositioning of DT’s challenged Pan-European Network (PANNET) platform consolidation programme under the umbrella of a new International Technology & Services Delivery (ITS) function.

This is headed by Jean-Claude Geha, the former Ericsson executive hired by DT to help steer PANNET in 2017, following missed targets and technology frustrations (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #61, #71, and #74).

Geha said ITS’ creation, in September 2018, came after “months of regrouping and transformation”.

A DT spokesperson told Deutsche Telekomwatch that ITS “forms the basis for effective and efficient service delivery” within the Group. “The aim is to create a scalable, skilled, and agile organisation with focus on sharing resources and improving time-to-market”, he added.

Rejigged oversight of DT’s R&D

Traditionally the preserve of DT’s Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) outrider unit, research and development (R&D) activity appears now more closely managed within a new area called Strategy & Technology Innovation (STI), led by Alex Jin-Sung Choi, the SK Telecom executive recruited by DT in 2017 (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #66).

John Calian, formerly Head of Blockchain Product within DT, is now Head of T-Labs, reporting into Choi.

New PICE unit to increase customer emphasis with tech projects

DT confirmed to Deutsche Telekomwatch that a new Product Innovation & Customer Experience (PICE) unit will “put more emphasis” on the customer across Group technology projects.

This move appears another step beyond the refresh of T&I’s Product Innovation department seen in 2017, with a change in leadership and distillation of emphasis onto fewer product segments (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #71).

The Group has now identified 5G, artificial intelligence (customer care), connectivity, home, and Internet of Things (including smart-city) services as the key areas where it wants to focus development resources.

iHub to meet NatCo hardware and software needs… faster

Within Product Innovation & Customer Experience (PICE), DT appears to have grafted on a more footloose and flexible Innovation Hub (iHUB), designed to speed creation and delivery of hardware, software, and services to Group NatCos.

Led by former Senior Vice-President for International Carrier Sales & Solutions Mardia van der Walt, the iHUB was described by DT’s spokesperson as the “seed for the innovations of tomorrow”. Its focus is on enabling “smart digital societies”. “The thinking behind this creation is to implement the most appropriate form of organisation for various activities. That’s why we combine a classic line organisation that provides continuity with a flexible organisation that meets the dynamic environment of the Innovation Hub”, he said.

Technology Europe and Telekom IT continue

Beyond the fresh trio of ITS, PICE, and STI units, the T&I division retains its existing Technology Europe and Telekom IT departments, as well as “close alignment” with German IT arm Deutsche Telekom Technik, which is managed by home market NatCo Telekom Deutschland.

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