Innovation provides answers for the digital future

Innovation is a cornerstone of our Group strategy. It is of crucial importance in our core business, where it is vital to assert ourselves in the face of growing competition and position ourselves as a premium provider in the long term. The basis that we use to do so has not changed, namely our high-speed broadband infrastructure for the fixed and mobile networks. We rely on digitization to offer our customers impressive experiences as they use our products and services. 9

We want to craft the digital future and, with our innovations, give our consumer and business customers answers today to the issues of the future. As one of the leading providers of telecommunications and information technology, we are working actively to develop and establish the 5th generation mobile standard (5G). During the reporting year, we again improved our innovation capacity and further developed the organization and strategy underlying our innovation and product development activities.