Sunday, 09 May 2021

How Blockchain Accelerates Innovation

An interview with Federico Homberg, Head Of Commercial Roaming Business Development, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Friday 13 September 19

How big an opportunity is blockchain for telcos as they look to realign the way they do business?  The inter-operator business which we are in, is a complex one. For international roaming alone, Deutsche Telekom has technical and commercial relations with more than 600 other mobile operators. We have two traffic directions and three services: Voice, SMS and Data. Already this creates huge complexity, with call data records and payments being sent from one operator to the other. Here, data clearing houses act as settlement hubs and significantly reduce data and financial clearing complications. However, the settlement processes are still slow, require alignment between operators and involve a big amount of manual work…

How big an opportunity is blockchain for telcos as they look to realign the way they do business?  The inter-operator business which we are in, is a complex one. For international roaming alone, Deutsche Telekom has technical and commercial relations with more than 600 other mobile operators. We have two traffic directions and three services: Voice, SMS and Data. Already this creates huge complexity, with call data records and payments being sent from one operator to the other. Here, data clearing houses act as settlement hubs and significantly reduce data and financial clearing complications. However, the settlement processes are still slow, require alignment between operators and involve a big amount of manual work…

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