BERLIN – Deutsche Telekom is preparing to sell its troubled IT services unit, T-Systems, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The company plans to start talks with interested parties in February, with a deal expected in September, the magazine added.
Deutsche Telekom was not immediately available for comment on the report.
While the telecoms business has been performing well, T-Systems has been underperfoming, with incoming orders declining by 25% during the coronavirus crisis.
Last year, Deutsche Telekom’s finance chief Christian Illek said that reduced IT spending by the automotive and airline industries would necessitate additional restructuring at T-Systems on top of an ongoing three-year turnaround plan.