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7 Property, plant and equipment

millions of €

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and equivalent rights, and buildings including buildings on land owned by third parties

Technical equipment and machinery

Other equipment, operating and office equipment

Advance payments and construction in progress

Total

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019

16,522

132,885

9,839

4,174

163,421

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

0

0

0

Currency translation

(562)

(4,304)

(318)

(229)

(5,413)

Changes in the composition of the Group

2,002

11,222

261

168

13,653

Additions

116

5,711

571

9,337

15,734

Disposals

(182)

(7,414)

(717)

(199)

(8,512)

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

(131)

(1,443)

(71)

(79)

(1,723)

Reclassifications

738

8,111

679

(8,428)

1,100

At December 31, 2020

18,503

144,769

10,244

4,745

178,261

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

(0)

0

0

Currency translation

456

3,491

252

191

4,390

Changes in the composition of the Group

36

(17)

(0)

5

25

Additions

187

3,638

487

11,149

15,461

Disposals

(1,100)

(10,111)

(828)

(98)

(12,137)

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

(430)

(914)

(110)

(143)

(1,597)

Reclassifications

547

9,503

910

(10,526)

433

At December 31, 2021

18,197

150,360

10,956

5,322

184,835

Accumulated depreciation and impairment losses

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019

(10,923)

(96,176)

(6,761)

(13)

(113,872)

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

0

0

0

Currency translation

228

2,080

192

0

2,499

Changes in the composition of the Group

0

11

8

0

19

Additions (depreciation)

(725)

(11,787)

(985)

0

(13,496)

Additions (impairment)

(28)

(140)

(27)

(16)

(210)

Disposals

172

6,069

655

7

6,903

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

60

1,337

64

5

1,466

Reclassifications

4

(641)

(12)

(0)

(649)

Reversal of impairment losses

4

48

1

0

53

At December 31, 2020

(11,207)

(99,198)

(6,864)

(17)

(117,286)

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

(0)

0

(0)

Currency translation

(206)

(1,910)

(147)

(0)

(2,263)

Changes in the composition of the Group

(0)

52

1

1

54

Additions (depreciation)

(792)

(12,748)

(1,055)

0

(14,595)

Additions (impairment)

(11)

(53)

(13)

(15)

(92)

Disposals

1,059

8,720

741

4

10,525

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

185

566

97

12

860

Reclassifications

68

(225)

(111)

0

(269)

Reversal of impairment losses

1

0

0

0

1

At December 31, 2021

(10,903)

(104,796)

(7,351)

(15)

(123,065)

Net carrying amounts

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2020

7,296

45,571

3,380

4,728

60,975

At December 31, 2021

7,294

45,564

3,605

5,307

61,770

millions of €

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and equivalent rights, and buildings including buildings on land owned by third parties

Technical equipment and machinery

Other equipment, operating and office equipment

Advance payments and construction in progress

Total

 

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019

16,522

132,885

9,839

4,174

163,421

 

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

0

0

0

 

Currency translation

(562)

(4,304)

(318)

(229)

(5,413)

 

Changes in the composition of the Group

2,002

11,222

261

168

13,653

 

Additions

116

5,711

571

9,337

15,734

 

Disposals

(182)

(7,414)

(717)

(199)

(8,512)

 

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

(131)

(1,443)

(71)

(79)

(1,723)

 

Reclassifications

738

8,111

679

(8,428)

1,100

 

At December 31, 2020

18,503

144,769

10,244

4,745

178,261

 

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

(0)

0

0

 

Currency translation

456

3,491

252

191

4,390

 

Changes in the composition of the Group

36

(17)

(0)

5

25

 

Additions

187

3,638

487

11,149

15,461

 

Disposals

(1,100)

(10,111)

(828)

(98)

(12,137)

 

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

(430)

(914)

(110)

(143)

(1,597)

 

Reclassifications

547

9,503

910

(10,526)

433

 

At December 31, 2021

18,197

150,360

10,956

5,322

184,835

 

Accumulated depreciation and impairment losses

 

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2019

(10,923)

(96,176)

(6,761)

(13)

(113,872)

 

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

0

0

0

 

Currency translation

228

2,080

192

0

2,499

 

Changes in the composition of the Group

0

11

8

0

19

 

Additions (depreciation)

(725)

(11,787)

(985)

0

(13,496)

 

Additions (impairment)

(28)

(140)

(27)

(16)

(210)

 

Disposals

172

6,069

655

7

6,903

 

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

60

1,337

64

5

1,466

 

Reclassifications

4

(641)

(12)

(0)

(649)

 

Reversal of impairment losses

4

48

1

0

53

 

At December 31, 2020

(11,207)

(99,198)

(6,864)

(17)

(117,286)

 

Changes in accounting standards

0

0

(0)

0

(0)

 

Currency translation

(206)

(1,910)

(147)

(0)

(2,263)

 

Changes in the composition of the Group

(0)

52

1

1

54

 

Additions (depreciation)

(792)

(12,748)

(1,055)

0

(14,595)

 

Additions (impairment)

(11)

(53)

(13)

(15)

(92)

 

Disposals

1,059

8,720

741

4

10,525

 

Change from non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale

185

566

97

12

860

 

Reclassifications

68

(225)

(111)

0

(269)

 

Reversal of impairment losses

1

0

0

0

1

 

At December 31, 2021

(10,903)

(104,796)

(7,351)

(15)

(123,065)

 

Net carrying amounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

At December 31, 2020

7,296

45,571

3,380

4,728

60,975

 

At December 31, 2021

7,294

45,564

3,605

5,307

61,770

 

The carrying amount of property, plant and equipment increased by EUR 0.8 billion compared to December 31, 2020 to EUR 61.8 billion. Additions of EUR 15.5 billion to upgrade and build out the network and acquire mobile devices in our United States operating segment and in connection with the broadband/fiber-optic build-out and mobile infrastructure build-out in the Germany and Europe operating segments increased the carrying amount. Exchange rate effects of EUR 2.1 billion, primarily from the translation of U.S. dollars into euros, and effects of changes in the composition of the Group of EUR 0.1 billion, mainly in connection with the acquisition of Shentel, also increased the carrying amount, while depreciation totaling EUR 14.6 billion and disposals of EUR 1.6 billion had an offsetting effect. The reclassification of assets worth EUR 0.7 billion to non-current assets and disposal groups held for sale reduced the carrying amount. These reclassifications mainly resulted from the agreed sale of T‑Mobile Netherlands. In addition, impairment losses decreased the carrying amount by EUR 0.1 billion.

For further information on depreciation, amortization and impairment losses, please refer to Notes 6 “Intangible assets” and 27 “Depreciation, amortization and impairment losses.”

For further information on the aforementioned business combinations and the agreed sale of T‑Mobile Netherlands, please refer to the section “Changes in the composition of the Group and other transactions” under “Summary of accounting policies.”

In 2020, ad hoc impairment tests were conducted at the Romania – Fixed network TKR and Romania – Mobile communications TKRM cash-generating units, which were assigned to the Europe operating segment. In the Romanian fixed-network business TKR, the agreed sale of TKR resulted in a reversal of impairment losses recognized in the past on property, plant and equipment of EUR 50 million. The recoverable amount was calculated at EUR 242 million, which is EUR 50 million higher than the carrying amount of TKR. The observable market price (Level 1 input parameter/agreed purchase price) was used to determine the recoverable amount. The reversal of impairment losses was recognized as other operating income.

Deutsche Telekom had commitments for the acquisition of property, plant and equipment in the amount of EUR 5.9 billion as of the reporting date (December 31, 2020: EUR 7.0 billion). Restoration obligations of EUR 0.7 billion were recognized as of December 31, 2021 (December 31, 2020: EUR 0.9 billion), mainly attributable to restoration obligations of T‑Mobile US.