The enterprise arms of Deutsche Telekom and Orange have announced new cloud and connectivity deals with Union Investment and Cotecna.

T-Systems has won a seven-year deal, worth “well into the hundreds of millions of euros”, to move asset management company Union Investment’s IT infrastructure to the cloud.

Dr Andreas Zubrod, member of the Union Investment Management Board, said: "We have put together a package of computing, SAP and web services, operation of applications and development projects to get all of our service needs from one source and reduce complexity.

"With our shift to the cloud we will have access to needs-based IT and thus considerably lower our costs."

Last month, the Managing Director of T-Systems’ Telecommunications division told European Communications that enterprises need to be prepared for the number of attacks on their networks and IT systems to increase.

[Read more: Q&A with T-Systems’ Managing Director of Telecommunications]

France-based rival Orange Business Services has extended a deal with testing, inspection and certification business Cotecna.

The Swiss company is expanding and has signed up OBS to connect over 50 sites around the world with a hybrid network featuring satellite connectivity.

Specifically, the operator is providing its Business VPN solution in 29 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.

In addition, OBS is providing M2M connectivity in Burkina Faso and Senegal to extend Cotecna’s Cotrack solution.

The operator has provided Cotecna with M2M tracking and transit monitoring solutions since 2012.

[Read more: Q&A with Orange Business Services CEO]

Anne-Sophie Lotgering, Senior Vice President, Europe, Russia and CIA at OBS, said: “The extension of Cotecna’s hybrid network contract demonstrates our global expertise particularly with very remote locations.”

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