Back in March the UK joint venture between T-Mobile and Orange, know as Everything Everywhere, signed a seven year IT outsourcing deal with T-System. The agreement is thought to be worth about £700m.
T-Systems is part of the Deutsche Telekom group like T-Mobile but the joint venture weighed up its options before signing the deal. The Orange IT infrastructure, which is run in-house is said to be twice the size of T-Mobile's in the UK.
On July 01 the complete IT infrastructure will move to T-Systems' control.
There will be 200 staff that will transfer from Orange to T-Systems and the two major centres where employees are will stay in the same place. There are no redundancies in this outsourcing deal, which makes a change.
The hard work will however begin now. T-Systems has been set the challenge of moving 40% on internal systems to the cloud within three years.
The deal is for the delivery of desktop services, datacentre operations and infrastructure management, IT applications support and ITIL support processes to support 16,000 staff.