Note from the CEO: Boy, Ma Bell is very busy lately. Trying to buy Time Warner and going into fintech……big time. They are seeking a patent for a blockchain-based home subscriber server that presumably would replace the current wifi servers that are utilized by customers in-home at present. Better security, I guess, and another guess? Will not be compatible with Verizon’s or others. So much for “shared” technology.
“US telecom giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a kind of home subscriber server that utilizes a blockchain.
The application, filed on 6th April and published on 6th October, outlines a “decentralized and distributed secure home subscriber server device”. It was filed by Roger Piqueras Jover and Joshua Lackey, both of whom worked as researchers at AT&T before being hired as security architects for Bloomberg LP.
A home subscriber server performs authentication and media delivery functions for those who, for example, have a television subscription. According to the application, AT&T wants to boost the security of these multimedia delivery networks by distributing the nodes that store and transmit the information – that’s where the blockchain comes in…….The patent represents the first known application of the technology by the US telecom.”