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Blockchain in Telcos: A Tool for Openness

Blockchain is positioned as a disruptive technology and discussions regarding it are currently taking place in many end markets. In the telco domain, blockchain is still in an embryonic stage, when most vendors and operators are still trying to grasp the benefits blockchain will bring to their businesses. However, some telco vendors are already active and focus on the IoT domain. This report addresses the fundamental applications of blockchain in the telco domain and highlights several vendor activities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. What is Blockchain?
    • 1.2. Is Blockchain Applicable in Telcos?
  • 2. TELCO BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES
    • 2.1. Identity
    • 2.2. Roaming
    • 2.3. Network Control
    • 2.4. Data Security
    • 2.5. Smart Contracts
    • 2.6. Blockchain Infrastructure for IoT
  • 3. USE CASE FRAMEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
  • 4. MARKET ACTIVITIES
    • 4.1. Ericsson
    • 4.2. Guardtime
    • 4.3. Nokia
  • 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS