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  • 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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Yes, they do

The Arctic in particular is severely affected by climate change. According to the SMARTer2030 study published by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative in 2015, using information and telecommunications technologies can help prevent a global increase in CO2 emissions. That means that  CO2 emissions can be reduced by 12 billion tons by 2030 in comparison with carrying on as we are now. That is the equivalent of almost 20 percent of global emissions. 

Question 1 of 15
Do polar bears benefit
from ICT?

ICT solutions for climate protection

Deutsche Telekom reduced more emissions by providing its customers with products and services in Europe than it created along its entire value chain in 2014. We are planning on steadily improving this ratio over the next few years.

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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 2 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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Sorry, but no

The danger of data theft, online spying and cybercrime is growing. Only people who know what hackers do can protect themselves from them. That is why we train ten junior recruits to become cyber security professionals every year. Completely legally and certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) . Certified hackers, so to speak.

Question 3 of 15
Is it possible to be legally trained
as a hacker?

The hacker training program

Cyber defense and security experts are hard to come by. In 2014, we decided to close this gap by offering a program to train cyber security professionals alongside their job. Participants have to place themselves in the role of a hacker and sneak their way into allegedly secure IT systems. Around 300 staff members apply to take part each year. 

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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 4 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, 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 5 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.