Blockchain Solutions For Enterprise Customers Announced By Telecom Giant AT&T

News | September 27, 2018 By:

Telecom giant AT&T has created a suite of blockchain solutions to help customers solve their complex business problems.

The blockchain solutions will enable customer to automate and digitalize their business processes. The solutions are designed to work with technology from IBM and Microsoft, and applies across vertical industries like manufacturing, retail, healthcare and more.

The solutions can record data on the IBM Blockchain Platform, an enterprise-grade blockchain environment that supports a broad range of industry use cases including supply chain, provenance and logistics. AT&T said it is also integrating its Asset Management Operations Center with IBM Maximo Network on Blockchain and Maximo Asset Health Insights to create secure and accountable service provider networks for infrastructure asset management.

AT&T is also aiming to bring additional transparency and accountability to the most complex supply chains by integrating Microsoft’s Azure blockchain technology. Azure supports a broad set of enterprise ledger protocols including ethereum, HyperLedger Fabric, Corda, Quorum, and Chain, and offers diverse topologies for dev/test, single member, and multi-member consortiums.

The solutions will allow users to track origins and movement of goods through factories and ensure products’ authenticity by tracking them from order delivery. For healthcare, the solutions helps maintain and allows highly-secure sharing of directories of up-to date patient records.

“Blockchain is far more than just Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. It’s transforming the way many companies conduct business,” said Andy Daudelin, vice president, Alliances Business Development, AT&T Business. “Blockchain improves security and enables better management of transactions through complex processes. Utilizing our global network and IoT capabilities, AT&T enhances blockchain by providing edge-to-edge solutions that automate the tracking and that can even monitor the environmental conditions throughout the process.”