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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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The term "surfing the Internet“ become known after an article with the same title, written by U.S. librarian Jean Armour Polly, was published in 1992. She came up with the title while looking at her mouse pad, which pictured a surfer.

Question 1 of 15
"Surfing the Internet" was named after Vinton Cerf, the
inventor of the Internet.

The perfect wave for everyone

Our goal is to make the Internet accessible to everyone. Today, access to the Internet is an important requirement for participating in business and society. We are laying the foundation for this by expanding our networks.

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Yes – it's possible!

In 2016, T-Systems South Africa developed a smart water meter, which measures how much water is taken from a well or discharged from a water treatment facility. The system also allows leaks to be pinpointed and eliminated faster. 

Question 2 of 15
Do smartphones help
save water?

Promoting sustainable development with ICT

Our solutions help conserve valuable natural resources. M2M (machine-to-machine) offers simplify and streamline processes and allow for entirely new business models. Connecting devices in agriculture, mobility and real estate can contribute to sustainable development.

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Yes, they do!

A number of European cities have already been equipped with smart street lighting. The lamps have integrated motion, air pollution, temperature and acoustic sensors. They use this information to decide when to shine and at what intensity. They also reduce energy consumption as they are LED lamps – a consistently efficient solution.

Question 3 of 15
Do smart
street lamps exist?

Smart City – the city of the future

Smart city solutions help cities provide locals and tourists with smarter infrastructure. Smart buses, for example, can share information about their travel route in real time via an app. Digital parking aids can guide drivers to the next empty parking space. And smart waste bins know when they need emptying. In a nutshell, these solutions are smart services that not only improve quality of life but also reduce costs and benefit the environment.

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Yes, indeed!

Yes, they can

"Need fresh grass! Love, Bessie"? Not exactly. Sensors in a collar measure the cow's vital signs and activity and send the information to a data collector. The data collector then sends text messages to the farmer, for example, when a cow is about to give birth. 

Question 4 of 15
Can cows send
text messages?

Machines are learning how to communicate

Digitization in agriculture is moving forward in leaps and bounds. Our main goal is to help farmers work more sustainably using smart technologies . The basis for this is machine-to-machine communication (M2M), i.e., largely automated data exchange between devices. This helps farmers reduce their use of water and fertilizer as well as their CO2 emissions.

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Yes, indeed!

Sorry, wrong

Hacker attacks are not a new thing. In 1988, a computer science student brought the entire Internet to a standstill. Oops!

Question 5 of 15
Has anyone ever turned off the
entire Internet?

Strong defense


Nowadays, hacker attacks can do a lot more harm than 30 years ago. That is why Deutsche Telekom has set up its own Cyber Defense Center where attacks are extensively analyzed and stopped.