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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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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 1 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 – 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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But it's about vast expanses all the same: Scope 3 is the term for harmful CO2 emissions in a company's upstream and downstream value chains. We measure these emissions. It's not science fiction, but it's still quite complicated. In the end, it is another way for us to reduce our climate impact.

Question 3 of 15
Is Scope 3 a new
science fiction series?

Excellent!

We received the DQS German Excellence Award in 2016 for our systematic approach to recording Scope 3 emissions. Our exemplary reporting on our Scope 3 emissions also got us on the CDP A-list of companies leading in climate protection for the first time in 2016.

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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 4 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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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 5 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.