Top 10 Telecom Companies in the World 2017

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7. Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom (a German Telecommunications company), is a 22-year-old company originating in Denmark around 1995 and got privatised in the same year.

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It was the monopoly telecom service provider in Germany until it got privatised but it has been a dominant player thereafter, in the telecom market. DT holds share for other telecom companies as well, and has a strong and loyal subscriber base of 165 million.

The company is based out of Bonn District, Germany. The company’s Chairman and CEO is Timotheus Höttges and has a Supervisory Board comprising of 20 members. The company has approximately 4,667,651,870 shares listed in all the Stock exchanges across Germany and OTCQX (USA). Deutsche Telekom has its presence in more than 50 countries worldwide.

In the Financial Year 2016, the company earned a revenue of 73.1 Billion Euros, Adjusted EBITDA stood at 21.4 billion euros, free cash flow amounted to 4.9 billion euros and was up by 8.6% as compared to 2015. It has 218,341 employees worldwide (31st Dec. 2016 figures).

Some awards that the Company received with regards to its Corporate Responsibility are as follows:

  • “We Care” in-app magazine which covers sustainability topics at DT was recognized at the Econ Awards
  • Responsible Business Awards 2016 – Best Engagement with Suppliers
  • DT was Ranked 7th in the Good Company Ranking published by Kirchhoff Consult AG

The company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and received a score of 85 (out of 100) points.

Subs (Mn): 165

Rev ($Bn): 77.76

Net Income ($Bn): 2.87

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