Telefónica & Deutsche Post World Net sign €350m deal

In an agreement worth €350m over the next five years, Deutsche Post World Net has appointed Telefónica to run its communications services across Europe.

Telefónica will be providing all fixed line, mobile and data services to 125,000 of Deutsche Post World Net’s staff and 2,400 of their sites. Deutsche Post World Net is the number one global express and logistics provider thanks to their DHL brand and Telefónica will be managing its communication services over 28 European countries.

This will be done by Telefónica in Spain, Telefónica’s O2 businesses in UK, Ireland, Czech Republic and Slovakia and new operations and partnerships in 23 other Western European countries. John Allan, Deutsche Post World Net’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Global Business Services, said, “We are delighted that Telefónica will manage and transform our network services across Europe over the next five years and help us pave the way for more cost efficiency throughout our operations.”

Julio Linares, COO and Managing Director of Telefónica SA, said: “This contract reflects Telefónica’s strategic commitment to the multi-national corporate market and its ability to deliver integrated communications to global leaders like Deutsche Post World Net.”

For more information on the deal and extended quotes from Deutsche Post World Net and Telefónica, visit our Media Centre at mediacentre.o2.co.uk.