Deutsche Telekom eyeing more job cuts"”report

Deutsche Telekom plans to cut 2,000 out of 6,500 jobs at its headquarters in Bonn in the next few years, German newspaper Berliner Zeitung, quoted by an AFP report, said.

The AFP report said a company spokesman quoted by the newspaper refused to comment on the number of job cuts, but disclosed that 'efforts to increase efficiency' would extend to the company's headquarters.

Deutsche Telekom is Europe's biggest telecom group, employing 249,000 people in 50 countries at the end of 2006, the AFP report said.

But the group has had problems in its core German market because of heightened competition and has lost large numbers of clients to rivals.

Berliner Zeitung said the job cuts would take place between now and 2009, the report said.

Deutsche Telekom officials could not immediately be reached for comment.