Reimagining telecommunications with blockchains

From concept to reality

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Executive overview

Authors: Utpal Mangla, Global Industry Executive for Cognitive and Blockchain, IBM TME Centre of Excellence, Mike Alexander, Global Telecommunications Industry Chief Architect, Mathews Thomas, Global Sales Technical Leadership, Rob van den Dam, Global Industry Leader - Telecommunications

Bringing blockchain to telecom Most communications service providers (CSPs) are in the midst of large digital transformation programs in response to the disruptions plaguing them. Adding blockchain to this equation offers potential to both rationalize a CSP’s current operations and develop new blockchain-based services. Moreover, as demands for transparency and trust continue, a robust blockchain foundation can be the springboard for increased ecosystem involvement, enabling new business models for revenue generation. Blockchain’s importance is only expected to grow. CSPs should seek a long-term view as they evaluate how blockchain can help drive revenue growth and platform business opportunities, as well as internal efficiencies.

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