New Blockchain ID Management Product Launches By Turkcell, an Istanbul Telecom Services Provider
Turkcell has recently announced that they are introducing a new service for ID management which is going to be powered by Blockchain technology.
They have developed the use of blockchain to the industry with roaming clearance, ID management, and donation solutions. They currently share their blockchain network with LifeCell and Lifecell's Belarus-based telecom operator partner BeST and is in talks with other telecom operators to further expand the network.
The company is at the frontier of innovative solutions in personal privacy and data security with blockchain technology. The ID management solutions that are currently present require users to create different accounts for different platforms or to use personal data the user shared with third parties before. The new product will give the user control over personal data and ensures personal privacy with the GDPR compliant ID Management solution.
“Our customers demand transparency and trust in every step of our processes. In this sense, using blockchain technology is essential to improve the customer experience of our digital services and solutions, which remains a top priority in the design of our services. This is why we joined the global blockchain consortium of telecom carriers, the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG). Our blockchain solutions provide secure digital payments, barter systems, identity verification, and the internet of things (IoT) applications. These efforts will help us improve our digital services and raise the bar in customer experience,”
said the Turkcell Customer Experience and Information Technologies Executive Vice President Serkan Öztürk.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. provides mobile telecommunication services for consumer, corporate, and wholesale customers. It offers mobile communication and fixed voice services; and broadband services that consist of mobile broadband, fiber to the home/building, and ADSL Further, the company provides international roaming, and wholesale voice and data services.
As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 15.6 million prepaid subscribers and 18.5 million postpaid subscribers; and approximately 2.1 million fixed line customers. The company covers 3.1 million homes with its fiber infrastructure. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.