German regulators have approved Deutsche Telekom's takeover of SAP's hosting business in Europe.
The business will be merged with DT's €9.3bn services arm T-Systems which will migrate SAP system supportfor some 90 large and medium-sized customers to its own data centres.
The transaction will not involve any transfer of staff or fixed assets, DT said.
T-Systems already provides online customised SAP services to groups such as Shell, MAN and Linde via Deutsche Telekom's network.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.