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Galileo flies high with logistics from T-Systems

Munich/Frankfurt am Main, November 12, 2010
T-Systems has taken on global logistics activities for the Galileo satellite navigation system worldwide. In doing so, the Telekom subsidiary is contributing to the stable operation of an independent European satellite navigation system. What is more, T-Systems is advising the ESA on the set-up of a global network. The Galileo program is run by the European Space Agency, ESA, on behalf of the European Union. The system is to be ready for operation starting 2014.
T-Systems' customer is Spaceopal GmbH, a joint venture between DLR-GfR mbH and the Italian company Telespazio S.p.A., which is responsible for managing and monitoring the Galileo satellites. The framework agreement is in place until 2016 and covers services with a potential volume reaching into the double-digit millions.
T-Systems is developing and operating the maintenance and logistics system based on the internationally recognized Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) procedure to ensure that the ground and control centers are ready for uninterrupted operation. In addition, T-Systems continues to advise the ESA on the networking of 30 ground stations all over the world with the two Galileo control centers in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, and Fucino in Italy. On the basis of the experience gathered, a secure, high availability IP network is due to be commissioned in the future.
The contract is part of a program financed by the European Union. The information contained in this press release does not necessarily represent the official views of the European Union or the European Space Agency.
About T-Systems
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 45,300 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 8.8 billion in the 2009 financial year.
In Switzerland, T-Systems has around 700 employees and, in addition to its headquarters in Zollikofen, has offices at various locations throughout Switzerland.
About Deutsche Telekom AG
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 151 million mobile customers, over 38 million fixed-network lines and more than 15 million broadband lines. The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 260,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 64.6 billion in the 2009 financial year – over half of it outside Germany. (As of December 31, 2009)
Barbara Melzl
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E-mail: barbara.melzl@t-systems.ch
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