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The Uberization of telcos – TechCrunch

The Uberization of telcos – TechCrunch Dieter Gerdemann Contributor Dieter Gerdemann is a partner with global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney in the Communications, Media & Technology Practice. For the past decade, telecommunications companies around the globe have been grappling with falling average revenues per user equaling stagnant growth rates. …

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Telecoms Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain

Telecoms Giant Wants to Move Mobile Data Top-Ups to a Blockchain China Mobile Corporation, one of the three state-owned telecommunications giants in the country, is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology within its core mobile data business. According to patent application filed with China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) …

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Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain

Indian Telecoms Watchdog to Combat Nuisance Calls with Blockchain India’s telecoms watchdog is planning to leverage blockchain technology to combat nuisance calls and SMS messages. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued draft regulation on Tuesday, marking its intent to utilize the nascent tech in offering a more “agile” process …

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What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE – TechCrunch

What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE – TechCrunch David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks After meeting with Chinese Vice Premiere Liu He this week, President Trump is still considering …

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Telecoms Giants BT, Telefonica and Telstra Join Blockchain Settlement Trial

Telecoms Giants BT, Telefonica and Telstra Join Blockchain Settlement Trial Colt and PCCW Global have added notable new members to a blockchain trial that aims to cut costs in the telecoms industry. First revealed in March, the proof-of-concept (PoC) was developed with assistance from blockchain startup Clear and uses blockchain …

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Korea’s SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange

Korea’s SK Telecom to Build Blockchain for Identity and Asset Exchange South Korea’s SK Telecom is reportedly launching a blockchain-based platform for authenticating customers’ identities within the year. According to a ZDNet report on Tuesday, the telecoms giant – a subsidiary of the SK Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in …

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Particle brings an LTE cellular model to market for networked devices working off of 2G and 3G – TechCrunch

Particle brings an LTE cellular model to market for networked devices working off of 2G and 3G – TechCrunch Particle, a developer of networking hardware and software for connected devices, has released an LTE-enabled module for product developers. The new device specifically targets folks whose devices were reliant on retiring …

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Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According …

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