Operator announces ambitious goals to boost revenues.
Deutsche Telekom intends to double its one billion euros of revenue in cloud services from business customers by the end of 2018.
The German telecoms operator claimed that it planned to use partnerships to "pit itself more strongly against the Internet corporations Google and Amazon in future."
One of these partnerships was an extended collaboration with Huawei, announced at Huawei Innovation day, which would see the two partners boosting their cooperation in the public cloud sphere.
Deutsche Telekom is not the only telecoms operator to be upping its participation in the cloud arena. They are well placed to do so due to their network assets, which allow them to provide and manage connectivity. The UK’s BT launched its ‘cloud of clouds’ vision in April, aiming to link organisations to key services through the cloud. HP, Salesforce, AWS and Microsoft and date centre partners have signed up.
"At Deutsche Telekom, we want to grow by more than 20 percent each year in the field of cloud platforms, and to become the leading provider for businesses in Europe," said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan,
"After we agreed on our cooperation regarding IT infrastructure and Private Cloud services during CeBIT we are now taking the next step and combining our know-how and cutting-edge technology in the Public Cloud area to ensure that companies of all sizes are provided with the Cloud of their choice," said Haibo Zhang, President of Huawei Deutsche Telekom Key Account Department.