T-Online, a former subsidiary and now business unit of Deutsche Telekom, is the biggest internet service provider in Germany. It evolved out of the proprietary German Bildschirmtext (BTX) information service in 1995.
T-Online had an estimated 13.4 million customers in Europe in the first quarter of 2004 and a sales volume of about 1.58 billion euro in 2002; the business unit, which is based in Darmstadt, has about 2600 employees, of which 2000 are located in Germany.
T-Online France is the French subsidiary of T-Online International AG, Deutsche Telecom's internet arm. With almost 1 million registered customers and 2,000 points of sale in convenience stores and supermarkets, T-Online France is one of France’s leading providers of internet access. Its portal receives more than 30 million visits and 213 million pages are viewed per month.