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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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You're right!

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 1 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, 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, wrong

One of the first automated home computers was known as ECHO IV in 1966. It was meant to regulate temperature in the house, turn devices on and off and create shopping lists. It was never introduced to market, however, Its enormous size may have been one reason for this.

Question 3 of 15
Was the first smart home computer intended to be
a shopping assistant?

Conveniently conserve resources with QIVICON

One thing is for sure: machines and products are becoming smarter. For example, nowadays it is possible to use smart home technology to easily control household devices, consumer electronics and security technology via the Internet. This helps reduce energy consumption, among other things. Deutsche Telekom's manufacturer-independent smart home platform is called QIVICON. 

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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 4 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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Well done!

Wrong!

Robots have replaced teachers in some classrooms in South Korea. But the robot is remote-controlled from the Philippines by a real, human teacher. That way he can teach students English without an accent. Good morning, Mr. Robot!

Question 5 of 15
There are remote-controlled teachers
in South Korea.

Digital classroom

When students live too far from the next school, the school must come to them. E-learning offers have made this idea a reality. A good example: Telekom Romania provides solutions that enable Romanian children living in rural areas to attend class from home on their computers.