• BT tagged as a champion of digital platforms.

Elsewhere in BT Technology

Elsewhere in BT Technology

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  • BT Research Manager GaryBruce flagged BT’s leading role in the Digital Business Marketplace (DBM) project taking place within the TM Forum. BT is namechecked as a co‑champion of the DBM together with eleven other industry players, including Agile Fractal Grid, Chunghwa, Etisalat, NTT, and Telus. DBM was recently highlighted as one of three projects that fall under the TM Forum’s “MegaCatalyst” category (BTwatch, #315). The DBM is aimed at developing a platform‑as-a‑service solution for interoperable trading, wherein Industry4.0-focused businesses, communications service providers, and other DBM partners can establish customisable and ‘digitised’ trade agreements. The overarching goal of the Catalyst is to enable “cybersecure” transactions, and streamline otherwise monotonous, costly, and time‑consuming tasks, such as service delivery, product on‑boarding, and payments. The Catalyst — now in its third phase of incubation — is said to be gearing up for commercial release.