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The Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group is focused on technical and business-level conversations about appropriate use cases for blockchain technology in the Telecom industry.
Telecom industry today has the most complex operations framework, involving many partners, vendors, customers, distributors, network providers. There are a lot of trust issues and transparency challenges due to the involvement of multiple entities, and no clear mechanism to track end-to-end activities of every entity and Blockchain can solve main issues in Telecom. Blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger technology, Trustless operability, Immutable and auditable.
The activities of the Telecom-SIG include:
Identifying related proofs of concepts, current pilot, use cases and functional architecture;
Working towards building Telecom Blockchain consortium;
Sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities and challenges;
Identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.
The initial work products will include a set of documents describing Telecom use cases, White Papers, Technical Solutions for blockchain technology. Some of the use cases (but are not limited to) SLA Management, ONAP, OSM, Multi-Domain Orchestrator, 5G, LF Edge, Network Slicing, IIoT, SDN, NFV etc. This will be an inventory of example use cases which may suggest Telecom applications that are built or could be built using Hyperledger. The Telecom-sig may also host in-person meetings intended to accelerate the Special Interest group's mission.
This SIG will collaborate with other Hyperledger groups, Linux Foundation Open Source Networking, the TSC, Linux Foundation staff, and the project maintainers. The Telecom SIG is interested in collaborating with other Hyperledger and non-Hyperledger groups that aim to identify and share blockchain solutions that increase impact in global development.
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The following individuals have already expressed an interest in joining this working group, and we hope they will become contributors over the first year:
Vipin Rathi, -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/vipratos/
Arif Khan, OPNFV Ambassador,
Phil Networking and Orchestration in Linux Foundation,
Christopher Spanton, Christopher.Spanton@t-mobile.com
Axel Nennker, firstname.lastname@example.org, TGB Sovrin Foundation
Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University of Campinas,
Jean-Pierre Seifert, TU-Berlin
Martin Kurze, Deutsche Telekom
Bilal Saleh, -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/bilalsaleh/
Dr. Michael Merkl, Nokia,
George Zhao, Huawei,
Trishan de Lanerolle, Linux Foundation
Manuel Buil, SUSE,
Brian Keating, Intel,
Kapil Sood, Intel,
Murat Turpçu, Turk Telecom
Alla Goldner, Amdocs,
Kumar, Amrith, Verizon
Pete Koat, Incognito, -- https://www.linkedin.com/in/petekoat
Fabio Aiello, HPE,
Chengappa M R
Yaron Kanza AT&T Labs
Mathews Thomas IBM
Janki Vora IBM
Ian Jolliffe, Wind River,
Bobbi Muscara Ledger Academy
David Perez Caparros, Swisscom,
Vipin Bharathan, dlt llc,
The following individual has volunteered to serve as the initial Chair for the Special Interest Group: Vipin Rathi.
Usually this is the person who has been most active in encouraging the development of the Special Interest Group. The Chair will kick off the discussions and work products, as well as, manage the tone and cadence of conversations.