Blockchain for Telcos

Blockchain for Telcos

As adoption nears, the telecom sector must have shared visions ready

The study presents the opportunities for CSPs to leverage on blockchain capabilities.

Our analysis is based on a global benchmark of CSP concrete public initiatives in blockchain. These have served to identify the potential internal and external applications for telcos and to draw the market trends.

Based on the development of blockchain-related PoCs, the report focuses on the major use cases that bring added value for CSPs in highlighting stakes and opportunities for each case.

It includes an overview of the positioning of key stakeholders towards the blockchain, covering both major CSPs and key technology providers.

The report goes with an Excel file including a tracker of use cases.


1. Executive Summary
2. Overview of blockchain technology
2.1. Definitions
2.2. Key concepts
2.3. Value proposition
2.4. Offerings
3. Applications of blockchain in telco businesses
3.1. Potential areas for blockchain applications in CSP processes
3.2. Expected benefits from blockchain implementation
4. Applications of blockchain in telco businesses
4.1. Overview of CSP usage of blockchain
4.2. Overview of areas of blockchain adoption in CSP processes
4.3. Overview of CSP-preferred blockchain technology providers
4.4. Summary of CSP blockchain experiments
5. Focus on four use cases: CSPs stakes, opportunities, perspectives
5.1. Inter-carrier settlements and reconciliation
5.2. Identity management
5.3. Payment services
5.4. IoT device connectivity and security
6. Ecosystem
6.1. Telecom blockchain consortia
6.2. Player profile: Telefónica
6.3. Player profile: Deutsche Telekom
6.4. Player profile: Vodafone
6.5. Player profiles: Turkcell and Asia Pacific Telecom
6.6. Player profile: TBCASoft
6.7. Player profile: Clear Blockchain Technologies
7. Market trends
7.1. Drivers
7.2. Barriers
7.3. Perspectives
List of Figures
Overview of blockchain technology
Blockchain early vision of a decentralised Internet
Analysis of the different types of blockchain
Smart contracts concept
Main applications use cases
Overview of the most notable blockchain implementations
Focus on four use cases: CSPs stakes, opportunities, perspectives
ID creation process via the blockchain (IBM)
ID creation process via the blockchain (Bussinesline)
Cross-carrier payment system backed by blockchain
Blockchain in support of IoT
Ecosystem
Blockchain in supply chain by Telefónica
Xride shared mobility pilot via blockchain
Find Unlimited AR game backed by blockchain
Cross-carrier payment system backed by blockchain
Cross-carrier identification system backed by blockchain
Inter-carrier voice settlement scheme

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