Changes in accounting policies, changes in the reporting structure
Deutsche Telekom did not make any major changes to its accounting policies in the reporting year.
With effect from July 1, 2020, TC Services and Classified ICT, portfolio units previously assigned to the Systems Solutions operating segment, as well as Telekom Global Carrier (TGC) and Network Infrastructure (NWI), which had formerly been reported under the Europe operating segment and the Group Headquarters & Group Services segment respectively, and which together form the business area designated as Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier (DTGC), have been combined in the Germany operating segment. Since then, the management of the Deutsche Telekom Group and hence also the reporting structure both have been based on this new segment allocation. As part of these transactions, the assets and liabilities assigned to the business areas were transferred to the Germany operating segment. Prior-year comparatives in the segments affected have been adjusted retrospectively in segment reporting. The transactions were consummated under company law on July 1, 2020 (TC Services and Classified ICT) and on October 1, 2020 (DTGC).
For further information on changes in the disclosure of key figures for the prior years, please refer to the section “Development of business in the Group” in the combined management report.