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Preventing subscriber fraud in Telecom with blockchain

David Boswell
 

The Hyperledger Dubai and Abu Dhabi group hosted a meetup in April focused on preventing subscriber fraud in Telecom with blockchain.  The talk was given by Narendranath Reddy, a Blockchain Software Engineer at Consensys, Dubai.

The video for that talk is now available at:


If anyone has any comments or questions about the video, feel free to reply.  We could invite Narendranath to answer any questions or possibly also present to the group if there is interest in this topic.

Thanks,
David


Happy to join Hyperledger Active member for Telecom SIG

"Karl Weaver
 

06-12-2020

Hello Everyone from Hyperledger Telecom SIG:

I'm Karl J Weaver 魏卡爾, Global Biz Dev Director from aitos.io, we offer an SDK embedded into cellular IoT modules to allow Apps & services to directly and concurrently run on the Blockchain with trusted identity authentication and data privacy preserving computational protection.  We are a small stealth embedded software security Blockchain startup invested by WangXiang Blockchain and here to help with the integration of IoT with Blockchain because in the future to add value and monetize data, Blockchain needs to integrate with IoT modules/devices/gateways for MNOs, CLoud Service Provders and any Blockchain service integration firms.  We wish to partner with IBM Cloud Services and hope to deliver a webinar soon on our technology through this Hyperledger Telecom SIG.   Let me enclose our PPT slide deck and white paper for our "BoAT" or "Blockchain of AI Things" SDK and framework for integration.  

I am currently based out of the Seattle area, in pristine Washington State and eager to field your calls. Please feel free to reach out and also note many of our Webinars and videos can be seen on You Tube as well as "Medium", the online news media web site. 

Thank you,

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Karl J. Weaver 魏卡爾
Global Biz Dev Director - (BoAT - Blockchain of AI Things)
aitos.io 摩联科技
EMail: karl.weaver@...
Mobile/WeChat/WhatsApp: +1-425-647-9315
Web: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aitos-io/
Trust To Be Free
 
 
 
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Subject:  Re: [Hyperledger Telecom SIG] Activate Membership
 
Yes, the recording of the 5G, Edge and Blockchain talk is at:


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 6:06 PM Saurabh Arora1 <SA00609824@...> wrote:
Is yesterday session available as recording?

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Husain, yes, I've confirmed that you have been subscribed to the list. 

For anyone who has recently joined the list, please feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have about using blockchain in telecom.

Thanks,
David

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Re: Activate Membership

David Boswell
 

Yes, the recording of the 5G, Edge and Blockchain talk is at:


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 6:06 PM Saurabh Arora1 <SA00609824@...> wrote:
Is yesterday session available as recording?

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On 11-Jun-2020 10:53 pm, "David Boswell via lists.hyperledger.org" <dboswell=linuxfoundation.org@...> wrote:
Husain, yes, I've confirmed that you have been subscribed to the list. 

For anyone who has recently joined the list, please feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have about using blockchain in telecom.

Thanks,
David

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 10:21 AM Husain Baj <husainbaj@...> wrote:
Please confirm my email address and activate my membership

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Re: New member - Introducing myself

Papa TINE
 

Hello All,

I'm Papa Mbaye TINE, an engineer in telecommunications with specialization in multimedia and core network for voice and messaging services.
I also work in mobile money for Telco operators in Middle East and Africa (MEA) zone. 

I have a great interest in Blockchain and DLT technologies with the possible application in Telecommunications, energy and FinTech. 
I'm a graduated student in a master Network and mobile services in 2010 (IMT Atlantique in France). Recently I completed my Master of Science (MSc.) in Blokchain and Digital Currency (a distance learning program offered by the University of Nicosia). 

Hope to collaborate with Hyperledger members regarding Blockchain applications in the Telecom Industry.

Kind Regards, 
Papa TINE


Introduction to the RAG Wangiri Blockchain and Orillion Solutions

Anthony Sani
 

Good day all

 

I’d like to introduce myself, my business and partners.

 

As a former Group Executive at MTN, I founded Orillion Solutions with my partner Dr Danie Maritz in April 2019, who has a strong background in innovative thinking, technology and disruption.

 

Orillion Solutions are a provider of innovative risk management solutions and services to the Telecommunications, Payments and Utilities sectors, which includes the use of blockchain to solve some of the risk challenges facing these industries.  Our pilot project was a collaboration with the Risk & Assurance Group, a non-profit body that has led collaboration, global events and more recently online services within the Telecoms Risk Management domain.  Eric Priezkalns, a recognized thought leader in this field is the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group, and has been the active promoter of the project and leads the now-formed consortium.

 

The project's aim was to deliver a trusted, secure and real-time fraud intelligence sharing infrastructure for use by telcos and partners globally in tackling fraud, the first use case of which was wangiri, or “one-cut” fraud.  We developed a prototype DLT

solution using Hyperledger Fabric framework, which was piloted in August 2019, and was intended to run for 3 months. Due to the demand from telcos and vendors, the pilot was extended until January 2020, by which time close to 30 entities were connected and sharing wangiri numbering information via the solution.

 

The production version was launched during February 2020, and has been well received by the industry, with over 60 telcos and vendors now connected, either connected directly, via a Fraud Management system API or through a hosted peer web interface. Significant effort and focus has been put into promoting and recruiting the consortium of peers; access and use is free to peers willing to share their data.  This has resulted in the consortium including the likes of Vodafone Group, Reliance Jio, MTN Group, iBasis/Tofane and Megafon amongst others. The peers have a cumulative subscriber base of over 1.2bn, and have shared almost a million fraudulent numbers to-date, covering 96% of countries globally.  We are planning to introduce machine learning based analytics on the data shared, tokenisation and further use cases in coming releases.

 

We are promoting the solution and consortium with the Federal Communications Commission in the US, in response to their invitation for solutions sought by the TRACED Act.

 

I have attached a short summary about the project for reference. We would be very happy to share more detail on the project, solution and the partnership and collaboration that has been critical to the success of the project. 

 

Best Regards

Tony Sani

 

Orillion Solutions

Anthony Sani | Executive Director

M: +44 7368 295 420

E:  anthony.sani@...

W: www.orillionsolutions.com

 

 

 


Re: Activate Membership

Saurabh Arora1
 

Is yesterday session available as recording?

Sent from Workspace ONE Boxer

On 11-Jun-2020 10:53 pm, "David Boswell via lists.hyperledger.org" <dboswell=linuxfoundation.org@...> wrote:
Husain, yes, I've confirmed that you have been subscribed to the list. 

For anyone who has recently joined the list, please feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have about using blockchain in telecom.

Thanks,
David

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 10:21 AM Husain Baj <husainbaj@...> wrote:
Please confirm my email address and activate my membership

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Re: New member - Introducing myself

Vipin RATHI
 

Hello Mario

Welcome in Telecom SIG Community.


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:12 AM Mario Mikulaj <mario410@...> wrote:
Hello All,
my name is Mario Mikulaj and I work as a Solution Architect for Ericsson in Telco & Cloud Domain. Few years ago I was engaged in Ericsson Cloud Research activities  where we experimented with Hyperledger Fabric (earlier we also tried out JP Morgan Quorum, etc.). I'm happy to contribute to this group in topics around Blockchain.

BR//Mario

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 8:12 PM Mudit Verma3 <mudiverm@...> wrote:
Hello All, 
 
Happy to be a part of this group. 
 
My name is Mudit Verma and I work for Blockchain and Telco cloud group/ IBM Research Lab, India as a Research Engineer. For past few years, I have been actively involved in core Hyperledger Fabric.  Earlier this year,  I started working on Telco domain where we are engaged in key technologies around Network Function Virtualisation.  
 
Looking forward for interesting conversations in this group and happy to engage in research threads around Blockchain and Telco.  

Thanks
Mudit Verma 


Re: New member - Introducing myself

Vipin RATHI
 

Hello Mudit

Welcome in Telecom SIG Community.


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 11:42 PM Mudit Verma3 <mudiverm@...> wrote:
Hello All, 
 
Happy to be a part of this group. 
 
My name is Mudit Verma and I work for Blockchain and Telco cloud group/ IBM Research Lab, India as a Research Engineer. For past few years, I have been actively involved in core Hyperledger Fabric.  Earlier this year,  I started working on Telco domain where we are engaged in key technologies around Network Function Virtualisation.  
 
Looking forward for interesting conversations in this group and happy to engage in research threads around Blockchain and Telco.  

Thanks
Mudit Verma 


Re: New member - Introducing myself

Mario Mikulaj
 

Hello All,
my name is Mario Mikulaj and I work as a Solution Architect for Ericsson in Telco & Cloud Domain. Few years ago I was engaged in Ericsson Cloud Research activities  where we experimented with Hyperledger Fabric (earlier we also tried out JP Morgan Quorum, etc.). I'm happy to contribute to this group in topics around Blockchain.

BR//Mario

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 8:12 PM Mudit Verma3 <mudiverm@...> wrote:
Hello All, 
 
Happy to be a part of this group. 
 
My name is Mudit Verma and I work for Blockchain and Telco cloud group/ IBM Research Lab, India as a Research Engineer. For past few years, I have been actively involved in core Hyperledger Fabric.  Earlier this year,  I started working on Telco domain where we are engaged in key technologies around Network Function Virtualisation.  
 
Looking forward for interesting conversations in this group and happy to engage in research threads around Blockchain and Telco.  

Thanks
Mudit Verma 


New member - Introducing myself

Mudit Verma3
 

Hello All, 
 
Happy to be a part of this group. 
 
My name is Mudit Verma and I work for Blockchain and Telco cloud group/ IBM Research Lab, India as a Research Engineer. For past few years, I have been actively involved in core Hyperledger Fabric.  Earlier this year,  I started working on Telco domain where we are engaged in key technologies around Network Function Virtualisation.  
 
Looking forward for interesting conversations in this group and happy to engage in research threads around Blockchain and Telco.  

Thanks
Mudit Verma 


Recording and slides from the 5G, Edge and Blockchain presentation

David Boswell
 

A recording of today's 5G, Edge and Blockchain presentation is on the TCSIG wiki at:


We've also added this to the Hyperledger site at:


If the presenters could follow up to this thread with a link to your slides, that would be helpful since several people on the call were expressing interest in seeing those.

And if anyone has any questions about what was covered in the call, feel free to ask here on the list or in an upcoming TCSIG call.

Thanks,
David


Re: Activate Membership

David Boswell
 

Husain, yes, I've confirmed that you have been subscribed to the list. 

For anyone who has recently joined the list, please feel free to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have about using blockchain in telecom.

Thanks,
David


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Please confirm my email address and activate my membership


Activate Membership

Husain Baj
 

Please confirm my email address and activate my membership


Re: Help us promote the 5G, Edge & Blockchain session on June 11 at 9 am pacific

David Boswell
 

The 5G, Edge and Blockchain presentation is scheduled for tomorrow, June 11th at 9 AM pacific / 16:00 UTC.

Everyone on the Telecom SIG list is welcome to attend and we also encourage you to help us promote this out.

Please share out a link to the event page to your networks or to anyone you know who may be interested:


  • We'll also post once more on Hyperledger's social media account tomorrow morning to encourage people to join.

    Thanks,
    David


    On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 11:01 AM David Boswell <dboswell@...> wrote:
    The presentation from Mathews and Aman about 5G, Edge and Blockchain is one week away and everyone here is encouraged to share about this with people you know who may be interested.

    We just tweeted about this again on the Hyperledger Twitter account and please feel free to retweet:


    You can also link directly to the event page at:


    We'll share this out more on Hyperledger's social media accounts next week and we'll send a reminder again about this to the Telecom mailing list too.

    Thanks,
    David

    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM David Boswell <dboswell@...> wrote:
    Mathews and Aman from the Telecom SIG have offered to do a deep dive presentation on how they're using blockchain for networking use cases in a special presentation on June 11 at 9 am pacific.  This will take the place of the regular IoT sub-group call that day.

    Please help us promote this out.  This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about how blockchain is being used in the telecom industry and introduce more people to the work that the Telecom SIG is doing.

    Please share this link on your network:


    And here is a summary of the event that you can share out as well.  Feel free to edit as needed when sharing.

    This virtual event will cover the application of Blockchain to improve deployment and management of 5G networks and edge solutions. The session will examine the key xNF's (vRAN, 5G core, Transport etc) and deployment/management tools (MANO, event monitors, CI/CD, closed loop automation, Edge application deployment and cloud management) integrated with Blockchain in a 5G network with edge solutions. A demonstration will also be provided of the above with on-boarding and service creation using a CI/CD process, deployment of a 5G network slice using above service and integrating the service with the edge application layer.

    Thanks,
    David


    Re: Help us promote the 5G, Edge & Blockchain session on June 11 at 9 am pacific

    David Boswell
     

    The presentation from Mathews and Aman about 5G, Edge and Blockchain is one week away and everyone here is encouraged to share about this with people you know who may be interested.

    We just tweeted about this again on the Hyperledger Twitter account and please feel free to retweet:


    You can also link directly to the event page at:


    We'll share this out more on Hyperledger's social media accounts next week and we'll send a reminder again about this to the Telecom mailing list too.

    Thanks,
    David


    On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM David Boswell <dboswell@...> wrote:
    Mathews and Aman from the Telecom SIG have offered to do a deep dive presentation on how they're using blockchain for networking use cases in a special presentation on June 11 at 9 am pacific.  This will take the place of the regular IoT sub-group call that day.

    Please help us promote this out.  This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about how blockchain is being used in the telecom industry and introduce more people to the work that the Telecom SIG is doing.

    Please share this link on your network:


    And here is a summary of the event that you can share out as well.  Feel free to edit as needed when sharing.

    This virtual event will cover the application of Blockchain to improve deployment and management of 5G networks and edge solutions. The session will examine the key xNF's (vRAN, 5G core, Transport etc) and deployment/management tools (MANO, event monitors, CI/CD, closed loop automation, Edge application deployment and cloud management) integrated with Blockchain in a 5G network with edge solutions. A demonstration will also be provided of the above with on-boarding and service creation using a CI/CD process, deployment of a 5G network slice using above service and integrating the service with the edge application layer.

    Thanks,
    David


    Re: Agenda and dial-in information for Telecom SIG meeting this Thursday at 9 AM Pacific

    David Boswell
     

    For anyone who missed the TCSIG call today, the recording is at:


    Thanks,
    David


    On Thu, Jun 4, 2020 at 12:49 AM Vipin RATHI <vipin68_scs@...> wrote:
    Hi All

    The next Telecom SIG call is happening this Thursday, June  04, 2020 at 12 PM Eastern.
     
    Please feel free to review the agenda in advance and add any other topics you'd like to discuss:

    https://wiki.hyperledger.org/display/TCSIG/TCSIG+Meeting%3A+June+04%2C+2020

    The dial-in information for the call is:
    Thanks,
    Vipin Rathi


    Agenda and dial-in information for Telecom SIG meeting this Thursday at 9 AM Pacific

    Vipin RATHI
     

    Hi All

    The next Telecom SIG call is happening this Thursday, June  04, 2020 at 12 PM Eastern.
     
    Please feel free to review the agenda in advance and add any other topics you'd like to discuss:

    https://wiki.hyperledger.org/display/TCSIG/TCSIG+Meeting%3A+June+04%2C+2020

    The dial-in information for the call is:
    Thanks,
    Vipin Rathi


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    "Karl Weaver
     

    Hello,
    I just registered as a member, wish to attend this June 11th 5G, Edge & Blockchain meetup but can not find the hyperlink to register for it.  I have supplied the hyperlink to this event and wonder if you can offer the hyperlink to register for this event?
    Regards,

    Karl J. Weaver
    Global BD Director - Blockchain of AI Things
    aitos.io
    email: karl.weaver@...   


    Re: Introducing Safe.press

    David Boswell
     

    Benjamin,

    Thanks for posting an introduction to the list and sharing about the work you've done with Orange on safe.press.  Creating a way to fight against online disinformation sounds really interesting and relevant right now.

    Are you able to join the next Telecom SIG call this Thursday at 9 AM pacific?  We could discuss there about finding time for you to present to the group.  We have a presentation scheduled for June 11, so perhaps we can look at scheduling a new presentation for sometime in July?

    If you can make that time, the dial-in information is: https://zoom.us/my/hyperledger.community

    Thanks,
    David

    On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 1:59 PM Benjamin Gievis <bg@...> wrote:

    Dear all,

     

    My name is Benjamin Gievis and I am the co-founder of Block Expert. In short, we build decentralized apps based on blockchain technology (Hyperledger Fabric).

     

    Since a year, I lead in partnership with Orange a Blockchain platform called Safe.press that aims to fight against online disinformation.

     

    Safe.press is now featured on IBM website and I want to share with you the full story:

     

    https://www.ibm.com/case-studies/safe-press-blockchain

     

    Safe.press uses Blockchain technology to authenticate news sources with a single click.

    You can see the technology working live on Orange corporate website: 

     

    https://oran.ge/2KBwmzK

     

    You just have to click on the ‘Safe.press’ green badge and you will have the proof of authenticity for the news.

     

    I thought it would be great to join the group and get your feedback on our initiative!

     

    Please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to give you more details on the project 

     

    Sincerely,

    Benjamin


    Benjamin GIEVIS
    + 33 6 72 41 54 29

    BLOCK EXPERT
    140 B Rue de Rennes - 75006 Paris


    Introducing Safe.press

    Benjamin Gievis
     

    Dear all,

     

    My name is Benjamin Gievis and I am the co-founder of Block Expert. In short, we build decentralized apps based on blockchain technology (Hyperledger Fabric).

     

    Since a year, I lead in partnership with Orange a Blockchain platform called Safe.press that aims to fight against online disinformation.

     

    Safe.press is now featured on IBM website and I want to share with you the full story:

     

    https://www.ibm.com/case-studies/safe-press-blockchain

     

    Safe.press uses Blockchain technology to authenticate news sources with a single click.

    You can see the technology working live on Orange corporate website: 

     

    https://oran.ge/2KBwmzK

     

    You just have to click on the ‘Safe.press’ green badge and you will have the proof of authenticity for the news.

     

    I thought it would be great to join the group and get your feedback on our initiative!

     

    Please feel free to contact me, I would be happy to give you more details on the project 

     

    Sincerely,

    Benjamin


    Benjamin GIEVIS
    + 33 6 72 41 54 29

    BLOCK EXPERT
    140 B Rue de Rennes - 75006 Paris