Top 5 blockchain projects in the telecommunications sector

  1. DENT (DENT):

DENT is a blockchain-based platform that works to create a global marketplace that allows anyone to buy and sell mobile data packages. DENT’s mission is to tokenize, liberate and democratize mobile data and bandwidth. The company has developed a marketplace and mobile application that allows buying and selling of mobile data packages using blockchain technology.

The platform runs on the Ethereum-based blockchain and creates a transparent and easy data pricing landscape.

How it works?

The operation of the DENT platform is quite simple. All users who are registered on the DENT network simply need to change their existing mobile data packages to ones that are more suitable and economical for them. This platform will allow end users to easily interact with the telecom industries and thus lead to improved transparency and mobile data usage.


DENT network operates successfully worldwide through its partnerships with multiple telecommunication industries.

In the United States, the company partners with AT&T and Verizon, in Mexico with Telcel, Nextel and Movistar, in Brazil with Oi and Vivo, in Bangladesh with Airtel, Robi, Grameenphone and Banglalink, in South Africa with Vodacom, MTN, and CellC, in Morocco with Orange, Moroc Telecom and Inwi, in Spain with Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo, in Singapore with M1, Starhub and Singtel, in Sri Lanka with Airtel, Etisalat, Mobitel, Hutchison and Dialog, with Claro in Puerto Rico and Claro Costa, Tigo in Guatemala and Du in the UAE.

Road map

Launched in 2017, the DENT network has successfully managed to become the best blockchain-based telecommunications project with 3.5 million users worldwide. In the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2018, the company aims to increase its partnerships with more countries and operators and to be listed on more crypto exchanges.

For 2019, the company is focusing on the global launch of voice calling and SMS services, video calling, retail data rewards and reaching 15 million users in 70 countries by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

Token value information

Total supply: 100,000,000,000 DENT

Circulating Supply: 17,241,387,101 DENT

Market Cap: $44,036,974 USD

ICO price: $0.000639 USD

Current price: $0.0025 USD

  1. QLINK (QLC):

Now known as QLC Chain, Qlink is the first public blockchain for a decentralized network. QLC Chain envisions a system where users can buy connectivity from their peers. That is, renting out access to someone’s Wi-Fi, selling unused data to other users, and getting a cell signal from a base station in someone’s house.

More broadly, the project is working to build a network-as-a-service infrastructure that will implement smart contracts to facilitate dapps and other network functions and features.

The QLC Chain network tries to solve the problems of over-provision of network capabilities, under-provision of network access, centralized operations, etc. by decentralizing the telecommunications and connectivity market.

How it works?

With the QLC Chain platform, anyone from anywhere in the world will be able to operate a small base station from their home, providing cellular service to the surrounding area. Every time a user connects to another user’s base station, a small percentage of their payment will be given to the base station operator.

The platform also accepts advertisers who can pay to include their content on the Qlink network.


The QLC Chain team has partnered with over 40 telecom operators from around the world to provide decentralized mobile data services to their 6 million customers. The network also has a partnership with NEO as it is built on the NEO blockchain. Other network partners include Binance, Ontology, Block Array, Cenntro and intop.

Road map

Launched in December 2017, the QLC circuit aims to develop a standard Wi-Fi sharing protocol and E2P SMS application. The end of the second quarter of 2018 saw the development and implementation of data access and content distribution in the public chain.

Towards the end of Q4 2018, the network will launch the QLC public chain on the mainnet and integrate with IPFS.

Token value information

Total Supply: 600,000,000 QLC

Circulating Supply: 240,000,000 QLC

Market Cap: $12,239,064 USD

ICO price: $0.352 USD

Current price: $0.050 USD


Telcoin is the first cryptocurrency that works to improve interactions between mobile telecom and blockchain technology. It is built on the Ethereum blockchain and can be used to make payments to anywhere, provided their mobile number is known.

Telcoin is a crypto currency that will be distributed exclusively by GSMA mobile network operators.

How it works?

Telcoin will be distributed to mobile network operators who will sell it to their customers. This will facilitate efficient money transfers, access to crypto currency and crypto card payments.

The work of the platform starts with the end users who, with their crypto wallet fully integrated with the Telcoin API, will have access to multi-signature wallets with three private keys. Telcoin will maintain a record of users’ mobile phone numbers, their public key and one encrypted private key.

Telcoin provides a cheaper and faster way to send and receive money, and even people who don’t have a bank account can easily use Telcoin.

Partnerships and Roadmap

The Telcoin network started in 2017 and made its way through the first quarter of 2018 by identifying its potential partners worldwide. In the second quarter, the company implemented its partnership with telecom operators in Europe, South Africa and Japan. In the same quarter, it also initiated applications for all necessary clearances in India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and other key markets.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Telcoin will roll out to Japan, followed by remittance services in Europe, East Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia in the first quarter of 2019.

Token value information

Total supply: 100,000,000,000 TEL

Circulating supplies: 32 034 497 783 TEL

Market Cap: $20,304,392 USD

ICO Price: $0.0071 USD

Current price: $0.00063 USD


BubbleTone is a blockchain-based telecommunications project that works to eliminate roaming. The platform connects mobile network operators and end users around the world in a blockchain-powered marketplace. The project gives traveling users the freedom to become legal local customers of any foreign landline operator in any country they travel to without having to change their SIM cards.

With BubbleTone, users will be able to make calls and use data-based services worldwide at local rates with direct connections to local operators. For operators, this platform provides the opportunity for global development without having to deal with complex network integrations.

How it works?

BubbleTone aims to eliminate the problem of international roaming, which creates unnecessary costs for both telecom operators and consumers. With the BubbleTone blockchain, travelers can easily become verified local customers of the country they are traveling to without needing to change their SIM card.

The platform also has its own mobile application, which is basically its marketplace that connects subscribers and local network operators globally.

The network is powered by UMT (Universal Mobile Token), which will be used in smart contracts to make transactions. This token can also be used to top up a user’s balance to pay for the telecom services they choose.


BubbleTone is currently partnered with Crypto Valley, REVESystems, CountryCom, Multi Digital Services, ShoCard and IDEMIA. Also, the company has partnered with telecom providers in more than 80 countries to ensure a seamless journey for users.

Road map

The initial version of the network’s smart contracts was ready in the first quarter of 2018. Q2 saw a Web-API to integrate mobile operators and service providers in more than 80 countries. By the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018, the company aims to receive approval from the International Telecommunication Union, followed by an expansion of the list of mobile operators and service providers with which it works by the 4th quarter of 2018. In the first quarter of 2019, the company will sign agreements with all operators and launch the first prototype of a global SIM-chip that will be embedded in mobile devices.


BLOCKSIMS is a decentralized payment gateway that works to solve the problems associated with traditional telecommunications through blockchain technology. The platform aims to completely eliminate the fee charged by data and voice service providers and provide users with rewards and accounts generated through digital advertising.

The platform works to ensure seamless dissemination of information by developing new revenue channels, thereby eliminating the need for middlemen in the telecommunications process.

The BLOCKSIM platform uses the Ethereum blockchain to offer a level of transparency while incentivizing users to adopt and use the platform.

How it works?

BLOCKSIM has partnered with leading telecom industries worldwide and offers international SIM cards through its SIM token. This will give BLOCKSIM users unlimited voice and data services worldwide and users will be incentivized up to $100 USD.

Each SIM token holder will have a SIM LOCKED card which will be valid for lifetime including unlimited and free data and voice services.

Partnerships and Roadmap

BLOCK SIM and SIM tokens were conceptualized in April 2017, followed by research and development that culminated in the launch of the BLOCKSIM ICO in March 2018. The ICO ended in April 2018 and in October the world will see the introduction of BLOCK SIM with mobile app for Android and iOS. The company aims to have at least 15% of the world’s telecom users on a BLOCK SIM card by 2020.