- Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom AG Type Aktiengesellschaft Traded as FWB: DTE, OTC Markets Group: DTEGY Industry Telecommunications Founded 1995 (Privatization)
Headquarters Bonn, Germany Area served Worldwide Key people René Obermann (CEO and Chairman of the executive board), Ulrich Lehner (Chairman of the supervisory board) Products Fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband and fixed-line internet services, IT and network services Revenue €62.42 billion (2010) Operating income €5.505 billion (2010) Profit €1.695 billion (2010) Total assets €127.81 billion (end 2010) Total equity €43.03 billion (end 2010) Employees 246,780 (end 2010) Divisions Group Headquarters and Shared Services
Germany (fixed and mobile)
Europe (fixed and mobile)
United States (mobile)
Systems Solutions (T-Systems)
Subsidiaries Everything Everywhere (UK) (50% Stake with France Telecom) Website www.telekom.com References: 
Deutsche Telekom AG (abbreviated DTAG, English: German Telecom) is a telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn, Germany. It is the largest telecommunications company in Europe. Deutsche Telekom was formed in 1996 as the former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Bundespost was privatized. As of June 2008, the German government still holds a 15% stake in company stock directly, and another 17% through the government bank KfW.
The former CEO Kai-Uwe Ricke was ousted by the board of the company because of slumping sales and the flight of customers to cheaper competitors. More than 1.5 million customers changed to rival companies during 2005 and 2006 and as a result, Deutsche Telekom laid off more than 30,000 workers. The new CEO was announced on November 12, 2006 after a long-night board session: René Obermann, the former CEO of T-Mobile International.
The predecessor of Ricke, Ron Sommer, chairman of Deutsche Telekom between 1995 and 2002, was ousted because of the drop in the share price of the company in 2002. At the height of the dot-com bubble, the share was valued at over €100 but fell significantly to about €12/share during a couple of months. Sommer said that "he had some opinion-based difficulties between him and board of the Telekom".
As part of the Deutsche Telekom eavesdropping controversy, charges were filed against the company for allegedly abusing call data to snoop on supervisory board members and journalists. In October 2008 the company confirmed that personal information of 17 million mobile phone customers had been copied.
All subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom have names starting with "T-".
- T-Home (formerly T-Com), a legacy telephone and fixed network carrier and IPTV operator
- T-Online, an internet service provider (ISP)
- T-Mobile, a mobile phone provider
- T-Systems, a business division focused on providing services to large customers
A new Group structure was introduced on January 1, 2005, Deutsche Telekom has merged the two organizational business units of T-Com and T-Online into the Broadband/Fixed Network (BBFN) strategic business area. With around 40 million narrowband lines, over 9 million broadband lines and 14 million registered Internet customers, the Broadband/Fixed Network business area is one of the largest providers in Europe. R&D is now driven by Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-Labs).
Deutsche Telekom also holds substantial shares in other telecom companies, including Central European subsidiaries Slovak Telekom (Slovakia), Magyar Telekom (Hungary), and T-Hrvatski Telekom (Croatia), which are now fully consolidated into T-Com/T-Home. Furthermore, Magyar Telekom holds majority shares in Cosmote (Romania), Makedonski Telekom (Macedonia), and T-Crnogorski Telekom (Montenegro) all of which have also been rebranded and included under the T-Com/T-Home umbrella.
On September 8, 2009 Orange and T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom announced they were in advanced talks to merge their UK operations to create the largest mobile operator with 37% of the market. It is unclear the future of either brand when such deal is completed in November 2009.
A list of transmission facilities follows.
TV Towers/Telecommunication towers
The following facilities are free standing TV Towers - some of which have publicly accessible observation decks.
- Berliner Fernsehturm
- Fernmeldeturm Berlin
- Fernmeldeturm Bremen
- Transmission Tower Geyer
- Telemax, Hanover
- VW-Tower, Hanover
- Heinrich-Hertz-Turm, Hamburg
- Florianturm, Dortmund
- Rheinturm Düsseldorf
- Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg, Eutin
- Fernmeldeturm Kiel
- Colonius, Köln
- Transmission towers on Brocken
- Hünenburg Telecommunication Tower, Bielefeld
- Fernsehturm Kulpenburg
- TV Tower Dresden
- Fernsehturm Schwerin-Zippendorf, Schwerin
- Europaturm, Frankfurt/Main - referred to by Frankfurters as the "Ginnheimer Spargel" (Ginnheim's Asparagus!)
- Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg
- Fernmeldeturm Mannheim
- Fernmeldeturm Heubach
- Fernmeldeturm Münster
- Fernmeldeturm Frauenkopf
- Olympiaturm, München
- Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower, Porta Westfalica
- Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke Tower, Cuxhaven
- Nordschwarzwaldturm, Schömberg
- Directional Radio Tower Torfhaus
- Reisenbach Telecommunication Tower
- Schlemmin TV Tower
- Transmission Tower Sonneberg-Bleßberg
Guyed masts for FM, directional radio and TV
- Richtfunkstelle Berlin-Frohnau
- Gartow-Höhbeck transmitter
- Behren-Bokel Transmitter
- FM- and TV-mast Heidelstein
- Transmitter Torfhaus
- Transmitter Wesel
- Peheim transmitter
- FM- and TV-mast Treolin
- FM- and TV-mast Casekow
- Bleialf transmitter
- Heidenberg transmitter
- TV-mast Verden
Transmission facilities for long- and mediumwave
- Longwave transmitter Donebach (Programme: DLF)
- Long- and mediumwave transmitter Zehlendorf (Programm: DLR und Mittelwelle, Programm: Stimme Rußlands)
- Longwave transmitter Aholming (Programme: DLF)
- Medium wave transmitter Nordkirchen (Programme: DLF)
- Medium wave transmitter Thurnau (Programme: DLF)
- Medium wave transmitter Ravensburg (Programme: DLF)
- Medium wave transmitter Cremlingen (Programme: DLF)
- Medium wave transmitter Ehndorf (Programme: DLF)
- Mainflingen longwave transmitter
- Mediumwave Transmitter Mainflingen
- AM transmitter Burg (Longwave and mediumwave transmission facility)
- Medium wave transmitter Wilsdruff (Sendeanlage für Mittelwelle, Programme: MDR Info)
- Wiederau transmitter (Programme: MDR Info, also FM- and TV-broadcasting)
- Medium wave transmitter Wachenbrunn (Programmes: MDR Info und Stimme Russlands)
- Medium wave transmitter Wöbbelin (out of service)
- Medium wave transmitter Hirschlanden (Programme: AFN)
- Medium wave transmitter Reichenbach (Programme: MDR Info)
Transmitters for non-broadcasting use
Transmission facilities for shortwave
- Shortwave transmitter Wertachtal
- Shortwave transmitter Jülich
- Shortwave transmitter Nauen
Aerial testing sites
- Aerial test facility Brück
Facilities for satellite communication
- Erdfunkstelle Usingen
- VoiceStream Wireless for $24 billion
- SunCom Wireless for $2.4 billion
- Strato AG
Music in Television Advertisements
The company also promote songs from many other musicians, which are available to download for free from the Telekom AG official website.
List of Songs
- Agnes Obel - Just So
- Birgit Fischer - Winterabend
- Paul Potts - Nessun Dorma
- Matt Ryan - There was a Day
- ^ a b c d e f "Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Deutsche Telekom. http://www.download-telekom.de/dt/StaticPage/98/66/44/deutsche_telekom_annual_report_2010_986644.pdf. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- ^ http://www.annualreport.telekom.com/gb10/backstage_04/picpool/gfx_en/051_large.jpg Deutsche Telekom Organizational Structure
- ^ "Deutsche Telekom Looks for New Leadership". Der Spiegel. 13 November 2006. http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,448082,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ^ Moore, Matt (13 November 2006). "Deutsche Telekom Names New CEO". Associated Press. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/13/AR2006111300236.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ^ a b "Deutsche Telekom Chief Steps Down". Deutsche Welle. 16 July 2002. http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1431,593333,00.html. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
- ^ Forbes.com
- ^ ZDF[dead link]
- ^ ZDF[dead link]
- ^ The New York Times
- ^ Dw-world.de (German)
- ^ BBC NEWS
- ^ Musiktipps24.com (German)
- ^ TVsongs.de
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