A corporate restructure at Deutsche Telekom has seen the creation of a new Technology & Innovation division as the operator looks to pool the management of its network and IT resources.

The change means the current Europe and Technology arm is split up with the board member in charge, Claudia Nemat, taking over the new Technology & Innovation business.

This will bring together DT’s network and IT assets as the two continue to become more closely aligned.

The operator said networks will be “increasingly characterized by intelligent software control”.

As a result, DT said innovation is increasingly emerging by network, IT and products interacting with one another.

Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges commented: "We believe in the convergence of networks and the value of virtualization and security.

“Our customers want to be able to access their data quickly, anywhere and at any time. That's why we need convergent networks that speak a single language.”

A new Board of Management member for Europe will be appointed to replace Nemat.

Her successor will retain “overall responsibility” for Europe, according to a statement.

DT is active in 27 countries across the continent.

It said its operating companies’ focus would be “mainly” on sales, service and marketing moving forward.

They will retain control of profit and loss.

A final change sees Thorsten Langheim appointed as Executive Vice President for Group Corporate Development.

This role includes responsibility for M&A, corporate strategy, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners and the company’s investment management activities, including T-Mobile US and BT.

Last month, DT shook up the team managing its operations in the Netherlands.

 

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