Today AT&T announced a suite of blockchain solutions. Their offerings are targeted at enterprise customers and designed to work on IBM Blockchain and Microsoft Azure.
The company wants to leverage their advantages in their global network, security, and IoT.
For example, they have a supply chain solution incorporating AT&T IoT sensors for both manufacturing and retail. Hence these will enable provenance tracking. And in healthcare they have a solution for secure sharing of patient records.
“Blockchain is far more than just Bitcoin or cryptocurrency. It’s transforming the way many companies conduct business,” said Andy Daudelin, VP, 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.”
The announcement didn’t include any information about specific customer use cases. They’re entering a crowded space, but have a great brand. Three months ago, when Fujitsu wanted to make headway, they did so by offering fixed price consulting.