It’s #HyperledgerTelecom month so we are spotlighting some of the exciting ways Hyperledger technologies are at work across the industry. Below are some noteworthy production solutions in the telecom market that are built on Hyperledger platforms.
GSMA eBusiness Network
GSMA eBusiness Network, a blockchain solution developed by GSMA, aims to automate the complex business processes for wholesale roaming, ensuring readiness in the 5G and IoT era. The new private-permissioned industry-wide blockchain network. The GSMA eBusiness Network, built on Hyperledger Fabric, has the potential to support secure and transparent inter-operator settlements through decentralised applications and facilitate the digital transformation of wholesale roaming by improving operational efficiency, cutting costs, and mitigating errors and disputes. It was announced as a commercial offering just this week.
Tech Mahindra’s plug-n-play solution to curb spam calls
By 2018, the spam call situation had grown grim in India, a country with more than 1 billion active mobile subscribers, causing bad customer experience and propagating of fake news and financial scams. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) acknowledged UCC (Unsolicited Commercial Communication) or spam calls were a major nuisance to telecom subscribers across the country and a growing menace that needed to be tackled with immediate effect. Though TRAI had established a “Do Not Disturb” (DND) list with more than 230 million subscribers on it, unregistered telemarketers continue to spam customers, obtaining their consent through fraudulent and questionable tactics. Through various internal and external assessments, DLT was selected as the underlying technology to curb the menace.
Tech Mahindra developed a plug-n-play solution, built on Hyperledger Fabric, to mitigate the problem. With the solution successfully deployed across three major telcos in India, Tech Mahindra has access to >50% market. This solution has potential to have a global impact. Tech Mahindra has already reached out to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. market and is exploring opportunities to socialize it with U.S.-based telcos to address the pain points of robo-calling and caller ID spoofing are key pain areas that can be addressed by our solution.
Trust Your Supplier
Trust Your Supplier (TYS) is an innovative solution developed in a partnership between IBM and Chainyard to address the inefficiencies and risks associated with supplier information management. Built on a Hyperledger Fabric framework, it works with a network of enterprise buyer organizations, including three of the leading telecom companies: BT, Nokia and Vodafone.
These companies are working on TYS together to bring digital transformation to the telecom industry. As an integral part of their strategy, the TYS blockchain platform is bringing transparency and supplier visibility at every touchpoint, which supports compliance activities such as diversity, sustainability, cyber security, and anti-corruption.
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Telecom updates from Hyperledger Global Forum
At Hyperledger Global Forum, there was a range of telecom sessions led by experts from carriers, technology leaders and academia, including:
We also have an active community for those interested in participating and contributing to telecom solutions. The Hyperledger Telecom Interest Group (SIG) is focused on technical and business-level conversations about appropriate use cases for blockchain technology in the telecom industry. All are welcome.