QLC Chain, a decentralized Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) provider, has announced it has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and has integrated an itinerary checking tool into its mobile wallet, Q-Wallet.

The MEF is an industry association comprised of more than 200 member companies that seeks to empower its members with the “dynamic performance and security required to thrive in the digital economy.” The MEF was founded in 2001 and has “spearheaded [the] creation of the $80+ billion annual global markets for Carrier Ethernet services and technology that involves more than 650 service providers and dozens of technology companies worldwide.”

Industry members include AT&T, Cisco, Sprint, China Telecom, China Unicom, T-Mobile, Huawei, Verizon, KPN, Nokia, Oracle, and Zayo, among many others.

QLC Chain has joined the consortium to “provide near-real-time self-organizing data-on-demand services to end customers.” QLC Chain aims to leverage relationships from the MEF and build a data-on-demand blockchain-based service chain for information and communications service providers.

The new service chain will adopt the existing QLC Chain distributed ledger technology (DLT) infrastructure to “[enable] the data-on-demand service with accuracy and security” to provide end-users with more flexible services.

In the announcement, QLC Chain chief architect, Allen Lee, said, “we look forward to collaborating with more industry players and promote the deployment of the new technology and develop a profitable business model together with industry partners.”

The full MEF announcement can be found at the link below:

Q-Wallet Update: Itinerary Check

QLC Chain recently updated its Q-Wallet, which included general bug fixes, an improvement to the discounted group recharge module, and the integration of an itinerary check. QLC Chain claims to have implemented the itinerary check function to “contain the continual global spread of the deadly [COVID-19] virus.”

As new coronavirus infections continue to increase across the globe, travelers face the potential of having their itineraries inspected by border officials to verify if travelers are coming from (or going to) areas with confirmed outbreaks.

QLC Chain has implemented its itinerary check function for China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom users to “track the movement of subscribers and share trusted travel records without disclosing any private data.” QLC Chain claims to do so by verifying the user’s travel itinerary and recording it on QLC Chain with a trusted certificate issued via the operator’s SMS.

Looking forward, QLC Chain intends to integrate itinerary check support for more international mobile operators and other service sectors.