Atos Germany and Telefónica Germany enter strategic partnership

  • Atos Germany provides large-scale IT operation services
  • IT servicing enables flexibility in the digital transformation
  • ca. 140 employees transferred to Atos Germany

Munich, 21 July 2016

Atos, a leading international provider of digital services and Telefónica Germany enter a strategic partnership, through which core elements of the IT operation will be delivered by Atos through managed services.

Furthermore this partnership enables Telefónica Germany to implement new technological developments and innovation faster, in order to develop the existing IT infrastructure in the wake of the digital transformation.

"Due to the merger of the IT organizations from Telefónica Germany and E-Plus and with the aim at further simplifying and optimizing the IT operation, we decided within a new partnership to hand over the responsibility for the IT operation to Atos, whose core business is the efficient operation of large-scale IT infrastructures, among others. Thanks to this we are well positioned for the challenges the ongoing digitization of the mobile communications market has in store", saysGuido Eidmann, CIO at Telefónica Germany.

As part of the agreement, on July 1 2016 about 140 employees from the service operations team of Telefónica in Germany transferred to Atos Germany within the transfer of operations.

"We are pleased to accompany Telefónica Germany as a strong partner on their journey of the third digital revolution. We benefit from many years of cooperation and our extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry", says Winfried Holz, CEO of Atos Germany.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR 12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

Press contact Atos:

Stefan Pieper,
Tel.: +49 178 4686875,
Email: stefan.pieper@atos.net

About Telefónica

Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, with its operating subsidiaries Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH, is listed in the Prime Standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile communications products as well as innovative mobile data services based on GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2 as well as several secondary and partner brands. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers fixed line products such as DSL telephony for private customers and innovative IP telephony and networking solutions for business customers. The offer is topped off with modern high-speed internet products. With a total of 48.3 million customer lines (as of 31 March 2016), the company is one of the three leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Germany is responsible for 43.0 million lines – making it the German market leader. In the 2015 financial year, the company generated revenue of 7.89 billion euros. Telefónica Germany is part of the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. with its headquarters in Madrid. With a presence in 21 countries and a customer base of 322 million lines, the Telefónica Group is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Press contact Telefónica

Press department Telefónica Deutschland
Alexander Geckeler
Press spokesperson

t +49 (0)40 23726 6020
m +49 (0)178 1391 123
alexander.geckeler@telefonica.com