Meet the Buyer: Deutsche Telekom – Re-thinking energy generation




Deadline for Applications: 5th February 2021

Venue: Digital Event


What is a Meet the Buyer event? 

Meet the Buyer events offer interesting opportunities for your company to get in touch with the leading enterprises in a variety of business sectors. The event is invite-only and will give you the chance to have an individual one-to-one meeting with key decision-makers.

Apply now to join the event, establish valuable collaborations, pitch your products and services, and discuss business partnerships that can fast-forward your company’s growth.



Who is Deutsche Telekom ?

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 235.8 million mobile customers, 27.5 million fixed-network lines, and 21.3 million broadband lines. It has a strong market presence in Germany and the United States, through T-Mobile, as well as a leading market position in the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia and Greece; and via its enterprise arm, T-Systems, has a presence in over 50 countries worldwide.

With a staff of some 230k employees throughout the world, Deutsche Telekom generated revenue of 80.5 billion Euros in the 2019 financial year, about 66% of which was outside Germany.


What are they looking for? 

DT is the second largest user of energy in Germany. With the move to 5G, DT will see a significant increase in its energy demand. Although 5G theoretically offers lower energy consumption “per bit” than 4G, when consumers have the possibility to use 10x more bits, the energy demand will rise accordingly.


Vendors claims: “the energy demand of 5G will be 300-350% of 4G”.


How does DT meet this demand? What does it do differently? What new models can it leverage? What new sources of generation are required? DT wants to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future, demonstrate how it can be a more integral part of the shift to net zero, better optimise its own energy usage and that of its customers, and create new value.


They are looking for credible, scalable, and innovative companies that represent radical models and innovative best practice in the energy sector to face DT’s significant increase in its energy demand with the move to 5G.


DT is actively searching for highly innovative scalable solutions from scale-ups and start-ups – ideally that have been commercially deployed, even at a Proof of Concept/Minimum Viable Product level – that can assist the firm in its “energiewende” (energy transition), i.e. to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy world.


Solutions could include

1. Renewable and decentralized energy generation and storage solutions for both large-scale and micro-network locations.

2. Transparency and management solutions that:
a. Enable new efficiencies and business models across DT’s network infrastructure, data centres and office buildings.
b. Unlock under-utilised energy generating and storage assets of DT’s B2B, B2C and B2B2C (i.e. commercial landlords of apartment blocks) customers that could enable new business models.

3. Smart grid solutions that provide an enhanced means to better balance the supply and demand, both for DT’s own requirements and that of its B2B/B2C customers, such as Virtual Power Plants, etc.


Have any questions?

If you are interested in this opportunity and have questions, please contact Camila Vila by sending her an email to


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