The access network is the connection between the customer's end device and the Deutsche Telekom network. ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) ADSL for consumer lines: Technology used to transmit data at fast rates (between 16 kbit/s and 640 kbit/s upstream, up to 8 Mbit/s downstream) via standard copper wire pairs in the local loop. Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is formerly known as Deutsche Telekom International Sales and Solutions. It is an international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom. The products include Voice Termination, Ethernet, IP-Transit, Mobile and Roaming as well as In-flight Internet Access for the aviation industry. It operates a Tier-1 network. As an intermediary device between Cisco UCM 11.5.1 and Deutsche Telekom Network, Cisco Unified Border Element (Cisco UBE) v11.5.2 can be used. The Cisco Unified Border Element provides demarcation, security and inter-working and session control services for Cisco UCM connected to Deutsche Telekom IP network.
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- Deutsche Telekom AG
- Hannes von Döhren,
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 184 million mobile customers, 27,5 million fixed-network lines, and 21 million broadband lines. Since 1992 Telekom used its own custom font called TeleGrotesk. Visually based on Helvetica, the font was exclusively designed for Telekom by URW and Andrew Newton. Over the years the type family gradually grew into a five-weight font family.
Our world is becoming more digital in all areas of life. Telekom is a key driver of this change. At the same time, new technologies, business areas and user requirements are presenting the brand with new challenges. It was time to create a new homogenous type system, which works seamlessly in today’s typographic and technological demands in every field of the Telekom universe. Moreover, as a variable font, it opens up many possibilities for digital media and new environments such as Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences. This newly designed type system is called: TeleNeo™.
In close collaboration with Deutsche Telekom and MetaDesign we created a new type family: more consistent, more unique and more Telekom. We planned and designed a new functional typeface with a strong brand-character, by developing distinctive visual elements, which are associated with the Telekom brand. The last task was preparing the fonts for future technologies by developing a variable font that brings the whole font family together in small and compact files.
We first analysed the TeleGrotesk fonts and discussed what we like and what needs improvement. The Telekom brand and its typefaces are connected since 28 years, so we decided not to design something totally different and off-brand, but rather preserve some of the flavor of TeleGrotesk. The questions we had to ask ourselves were: Which details should be preserved? What do we associate with Telekom when we think about the TeleGrotesk Type used from 1992-2020?
Designing a linear typeface, it is all about creating rules for a system. As an example: If I design a square period, the exclamation mark should also have a square dot and the dot on top of the I will of course also be square. Defining these visual rules (which sometimes seem small) can have a huge impact on the whole typeface. It is important for a type designer to be aware of these rules and their impact. A typeface consists of hundreds of small decisions and the total sum of all these decisions result in functionality or uniqueness of the typeface. We as designers have to evaluate which decisions are good from the branding point of view, from the functional point of view, from the technical point of view and from the creative point of view.
One thing that was important from the beginning is the basic principle of horizontal and vertical stroke endings of all characters. This gives a clean and grid based appearance to the typeface supporting the core values of a digital, technology based company like Telekom.
The ”t” was one of the most unique characters of TeleGrotesk. This steep diagonal cut in the top makes it recognisable. On one hand it is a letter with a lot of character but on the other hand it feels like the lonely alien in the type system because there is no visual reference from any other character to it. But as character giving letters are the base to identify and associate with a brand, we discussed if it still fits to the brand values and decided to preserve it. We did some experiments with different “t“ versions and checked if we can establish a counterpart or other diagonals. We finally found the solution in tweaking the “M” referring to the pointy top of the in a natural way with its joining diagonal strokes. You can see one of their most important words “Magenta”. This example shows how all letters work together and end up in a good combination.
The “a” was an important chapter. The stroke terminal on the right can be seen as a soft, human element helping this constructed typeface not to be too cold. Yes, Telekom is a tech-company, but one of their core values is connecting and the people are most important – It’s all about participation and joint experiences and not about the “tech giant”. We decided to keep this stroke ending and develop it even further. The brush based stroke ending should be implemented more often and achieve a more friendly and human appearance based on a technical grid. Letter like “l”, “f” or “t” received softer curves.
In the process, we developed two different options for the numerals. A round set, which is more closed and soft and a straight set, which is reduced and comes with more diagonals. Numerals are very important in pricing and technical details. The round numerals gave a cosy feeling the straight numerals gave a more reduced and clean feeling. We did several test rounds and some research on form language and connected emotions: Round vs. angular. We discussed about the context where numerals are used in the Telekom universe and came to the conclusion that numerals are about facts and should be clean and honest.
TeleNeo is engineered to work in all environments. For new technologies we developed a two axis (Weight and width) variable font with uprights and italics. The styles on the weight axis are mapped to the CSS weight codes that are placed on 250 (Thin), 400 (Regular), 500 (Medium), 700 (Bold) and 800 (ExtraBold). The width axis uses the normal text width as default and ranges from 100 (normal width = 100%) to 140 (extended = 140%). For desktop and web, we developed separate fonts, optimized for the respective usage
In 2020 all modern browsers support the WOFF2 variable web fonts and the major Adobe apps like Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop support the variable desktop TTF fonts. Compared to static desktop fonts, there are a 3 big differences: (1) All weights and widths are stored in one file. (2) Intermediate styles can be interpolated. (3) The file size of a whole font family with more than 10 possible styles is similar to 2 single font styles.
Advertising is an essential application. TeleNeo catches attention, lends the brand a strong face and represents Telekom’s assets.
The TeleNeo fonts are all manually hinted and optimized for screens, to ensure a clean and sharp rendering in the digital world all the way down to very small sizes.
A wide range of weights and a focus on reading rhythm and small sizes, turns TeleNeo into a strong workhorse for editorial design projects.
The packaging design makes extensive use of typography and the TeleNeo typeface ensures a brand related appearance in every aspect. The design of the numerals have been tested and optimised for pricing environment.
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The typefaces can be found in the interior design of all Telekom’s retail stores. This implementation makes for an invaluable holistic approach for the brand and corporate design.
If you want to learn more about the Telekom liquid design concept, visit the MetaDesign Website.
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The port of Hamburg is a place of longing. It’s also a place of efficency! Find out how this superlative trade center increasingly flawless every day.
The Port of Hamburg is a miracle of modern logistics. It transships nearly 10 million containers per year, from ship to road or rail and vice versa. That’s 138 million metric tons of cargo every year. The technology is breathtaking as well: sensor-controlled transport modules move the containers between the gigantic cranes and the ships, shuttling back and forth as if moved by some invisible giant. It seems as if everything is going like clockwork. But there is one problem: the interface between man and machine. Difficulties arise time and time again when it comes to loading the containers onto trucks.
12 percent greater productivity on the bottom line!
If just one rig is late, for example, the entire loading process is held up. And if the transshipping station is changed at short notice, the truckers often don’t know exactly where their new destination lies. The result: detours, traffic jams and delays. With 40,000 truck trips every day, this is a huge problem that costs time and money.Every second counts
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Some 10,000 ships call on the Port of Hamburg every year – and unload an unbelievable quantity of 137.8 million metric tons of goods. Their onward transport requires 40,000 truck trips every day. One thing is clear: every second counts, because every traffic jam and every minute of downtime costs money. Everything used to be coordinated by radio. T-Systems has now teamed up with SAP to develop a system that optimizes truck traffic at the port and reduces traffic jams. How does it work? Tap the signal icons and find out how smartPORT logistics is boosting the port’s efficiency.
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Loading terminal If the loading terminal for a truck
driver changes, he receives this infor-
mation on his tablet instantly, together
with directions to the new location.
Traffic flow If a truck gets stuck in a traffic jam
somewhere, the system not only calcu-
lates the new arrival time, but also
reschedules the loading process, allow-
ing trucks that have already arrived
to be loaded or unloaded earlier.
The big picture The drivers receive information about
the traffic situation, their desti-
nation and their status. So they are
always up to date on the big picture.
Port authority The port authority has a central
picture of the traffic situation
throughout the port grounds.
Everything drivers need to know Drivers receive their orders and
destinations, including directions and
arrival times, on their smart devices.
That’s why Deutsche Telekom, the Hamburg Port Authority and SAP Research developed a new system called smartPORT logistics (SPL). The trucks are equipped with tablet PCs that not only exchange data with one another through the cloud, but also with sensors at important junctions like cranes, bridges and access roads on the port grounds. If the loading terminal is changed, for example, the truck driver sees the change immediately on the tablet in the driver’s cabin, including the new approach route. And if a truck gets stuck in a traffic jam somewhere, the system not only calculates the new arrival time, but also reschedules the loading process, allowing trucks that have already arrived to be loaded or unloaded earlier.
The recently completed test phase was an impressive success: significant reductions in waiting and congestion times, pinpoint loading and 12 percent greater productivity on the bottom line. And of course, the smoother traffic is also valuable under ecological aspects. A great reason for Deutsche Telekom to continue to expand the system. Because the more logistics operators get on board, the better the system will work.
more effective handling
of goods because of
shorter waiting times
Fewer traffic jams in the port area are not just good for the lorry drivers, but for the environment as well. 5-10 minutes can be saved on every haul. And a lot of CO₂ with that.