US telecom Sprint is working on a new blockchain initiative focused on carrier applications.
The firm is partnering with SoftBank, a Japanese telecom conglomerate, and TBCASoft, Inc., a blockchain startup based in California. Sprint is the fourth-largest telecom provider in the US, according to data from Statista, after Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
For now, it appears the partnership is still in its early stages, as the three companies said today that joint trials won’t begin until June, leveraging a platform developed by TBCASoft to connect the telecom’s systems together.
Sprint confirmed the partnership when reached, with a representative telling CoinDesk:
Sprint is by no means alone in its work on blockchain among the world’s telecoms.