This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net.
Qlink, a Chinese company billing itself as the operator of the world's first decentralized mobile network, has entered a partnership with blockchain company Block Array aimed at deepening collaboration between the mobile network and logistics industries.
Qlink has been founded to build an open source telecoms infrastructure based on blockchain, to offer telecoms services including decentralized Wi-Fi sharing, repackaging mobile data for content distributions and decentralized enterprise-to-person SMS.
The company's blockchain based Qlink Chain will store service oriented information such as digital content, data traffic billing information and user visit records. Infrastructure information will meanwhile be stored on a Neo based blockchain.
Block Array meanwhile is a blockchain based logistics platform that records electronic logging device information and creates shipping documents through smart contracts.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding covering using blockchain native base stations for logistics vehicles, enabling trucks to communicate engine data and electronic logging device data to their owners while en route.
The solution to be developed by the two companies will allow logistic companies to meet their regulated requirements for providing electronic logging records for hours of service and keep the records online, secure and transparent.
In addition, the collaboration will also open up opportunities to explore developing more Internet of Vehicles based services, the companies said.
“Adding Block Array to Qlink Chain as a node will [also] increase the security and stability of the Qlink network for our users,” Qlink COO Susan Zhou said.
“We are excited to work with Block Array in the future to reinforce both missions, and create better services for our users. Qlink is building a blockchain operation system for the future telecom world and welcomes Block Array to extend our reach and enrich the ecosystem.”