DaimlerChrysler extends deal with T-Systems

German-US car manufacturing giant DaimlerChrysler has signed a three-year outsourcing contract for network and IT services with...

German-US car manufacturing giant DaimlerChrysler has signed a three-year outsourcing contract for network and IT services with T-Systems International, a unit of Deutsche Telekom.

The contract, with an option to extend for an additional two years, is "substantially much larger in both volume and services than the previous contract", a T-Systems spokesman said. The deal is believed to be worth around €1.2bn (£850m).

For the past three years, T-Systems has provided DaimlerChrysler with a range of global services, including data centres, software development, systems maintenance and consulting.

Under the new deal, the German IT service provider will extend service to Japan's Mitsubishi Motors, a member of the DaimlerChrysler group, and will also provide several additional networks and IT services, which have yet to be announced.

T-Systems was formed by the merger of DaimlerChrysler's IT outsourcing unit, Debis Systemhaus, and the systems integration arm of Deutsche Telekom.

John Blau writes for IDG News Service

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