T-Systems MMS, a subsidiary of German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, participates with its infrastructure in securing and maintaining the Polkadot network. As part of the partnership, T-Systems MMS acquires DOT tokens.
As per the announcement, T-Systems MMS will “promote secure communication between blockchains.” T-Systems MMS will use its infrastructure to participate in the Polkadot public blockchain network as a validator. In addition, T-Systems MMS has acquired DOT tokens and will support the interoperability between decentralized blockchain networks running on the Polkadot mainchain.
The future vision of a connected world
Dr. Andreas Dittrich, Head of the Blockchain Solutions Center at T-Systems MMS, says:
“As Deutsche Telekom, we have always supported the collaboration of people and companies, now also with decentralized technologies. Polkadot is a heterogeneous, multi-chain network allowing various blockchains of different characteristics to perform arbitrary, cross-chain communication under shared security. We fully believe in this future vision of a connected world,”
According to company information, Deutsche Telekom is one of the largest telecommunications enterprises in the world, with 242 million mobile subscribers, 27 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines.