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T-Systems is looking beyond its own network to provide services via collaboration or sharing and, conversely, to host collaborating partners’ customers on T-Systems’ data centers.


  • Nearly 23% of companies with revenues more than $1bn expect increases of at least 6% in cloud services for 2016–17.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses T-Systems' network strategy.
  • Examines how T-Systems plans to exploit opportunities in cloud, hosted enterprise applications, etc., by collaborating and sharing network resources with other global players.

Key questions answered

  • What is T-Systems planning to do to ensure that it solves enterprises' business problems?
  • How is T-Systems planning to access a global network without owning a global network?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Telcos combine to chase accelerating cloud spend
  • Networks underpin the end-to-end solution
  • Network access models are evolving – sharing is the new having
  • Don't call it end to end unless it includes the LAN
  • Proof of concept (POC) gets the attention it deserves
  • Smart utilization of network resources is useful all round


  • Further reading
  • Authors

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