Deutsche Telekom’s IT services division, T-Systems, has been granted a licence to provide telecoms services in Argentina, writes BNamericas, citing Buenos Aires paper La Nacion. The permit allows T-Systems ‘to provide to the public all telecommunications services – fixed or mobile, wireline or wireless, national or international, with or without its own infrastructure,’ according to government resolution 111/2009. Mariano Fernandez, executive of T-Systems, commented: ‘You can say that here we will compete with Telefonica de Argentina and Telecom Argentina, which are also our suppliers because they give us part of their infrastructure. But we really compete with them abroad, just as with British Telecom (BT). Now we will be able to connect our international clients’ local subsidiaries with the rest of the branches. In other words, the contracts will be closed in T-Systems’ offices in Europe.’ T-Systems commenced operations in Argentina in 2007, focusing on IT outsourcing and call centre management.