Deutsche Telekom is the largest telecommunications company in Germany and one of the largest in the European Union.
Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company was established in 1995 when the country's national postal and telecommunications was reformed, and is listed on the stock exchanges of Germany, New York and Tokyo.
Deutsche Telekom has three lines of businesses under the global umbrella brand "T": T-Home, T-Mobile and T-Systems, which provide the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services, including fixed-network, wireless and broadband.
In May, there were reports that Deutsche Telekom was considering an acquisition of U.S.-based wireless operator Sprint Nextel.
The telecommunications giant employs some 242,000 people, and is represented in about 50 countries.
Deutsche Telekom ranks among ZDNet Asia's Top 10 fastest-growing companies for 2008/2009.