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BLOCKCHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES FOR MNOS

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BLOCKCHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES FOR MNOS
Published: October 26, 2017 Content info: 37 Pages
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Blockchain technology has the potential to reshape the digital economy and disrupt business model in many industries, including telecommunications.

Although it is a nascent technology, mainly associated today with crypto-currency, blockchain applications are evolving and next-generation blockchain systems are being developed. Within this dynamic ecosystem, where large company consortia and vibrant start-ups cohabit, MNOs must dedicate time and resources to investigate application of the technology within core business areas, to avoid missed opportunities in the longer term.

  • Companies: Ethereum, the DAO, slock.it, Hyperledger, Ammbr, EncryptoTel, Guardtime, SMSCHAIN, Orange Silicon Valley, Verizon Ventures, Telstra Ventures, BT, AT&T, Sprint, SoftBank, TBCASoft, Far EasTone, Techruption, KPN, Swisscom, La Poste Tunisienne, Du, Telia,
  • Countries: USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Singapore, Estonia, Russia, UAE, Tunisia, Sweden,
  • Keywords: ICO, Consortium, blockchain, crypto currenty, IoT Connectivity, Digital Identity, Roaming, 5G Network, fraud prevention, Management System, patent, private blockchain, Venture Capital, public blockchain, permissioned blockchain, Identity Management, bitcoin,
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Overview

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Background to the Report
  • 2.2. Report Content
  • 2.3. Currency and Conversions
  • 2.4. Further Questions and Feedback

3. Blockchain: An Innovative Technology

  • 3.1. The Role of Blockchain Technology
  • 3.2. Definition and Key Features
  • 3.3. Public, Private and Permissioned Blockchains
  • 3.4. Next-Generation Blockchain
  • 3.5. Blockchain Risks and Benefits

4. Blockchain Ecosystem Dynamics

  • 4.1. Awareness, Investment and Deployment
  • 4.2. Market Size and Growth
  • 4.3. Ecosystem Landscape
    • 4.3.1. Application and Players
    • 4.3.2. Emergence of Consortia
    • 4.3.3. Blockchain Start-up Ecosystem
  • 4.4. Blockchain Start-Ups Focussing on Telecoms
    • 4.4.1. Ammbr
    • 4.4.2. EncryptoTel
    • 4.4.3. Guardtime
    • 4.4.4. SMSCHAIN

5. Blockchain and the MNO Value Chain

  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Exploration Phase Examples
    • 5.2.1. Venture Capital Investment
      • 5.2.1.1. Orange Silicon Valley
      • 5.2.1.2. Verizon Ventures
      • 5.2.1.3. Telstra Ventures
    • 5.2.2. Patent Race
    • 5.2.3. Consortia
      • 5.2.3.1. Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG)
      • 5.2.3.2. Techruption and KPN
    • 5.2.4. Swisscom Blockchain Subsidiary
  • 5.3. New Services
    • 5.3.1. Tunisian DigiCash Platform
    • 5.3.2. du Healthcare Partnership
    • 5.3.3. Telia Identity Verification and Smart Contract
  • 5.4. Future Blockchain Strategies
    • 5.4.1. Fraud prevention (Identity and Roaming)
    • 5.4.2. IoT Connectivity
    • 5.4.3. Management Systems and Network Support

6. Key Findings and Recommendations

Appendix - Feedback Questions

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