A Lufthansa solution with eSIM and Blockchain
A Lufthansa solution with eSIM and Blockchain

A Lufthansa solution with eSIM and Blockchain

By Marco Cavicchioli - 16 Oct 2019

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At the next 5G CMM Expo 2019, Lufthansa will present a new solution that uses eSIM and blockchain to monitor damage during transport. 

The project was developed by Lufthansa Industry Solutions, a Lufthansa Group company that develops IT solutions. 

Thanks to a special damage detection sensor, the solution offers a Detection-as-a-Service (DaaS) system that uses the SIGNiT solution developed by G + D Mobile Security

This allows transport companies to reliably track the status of goods during transport using IoT (Internet of Things) data so that damage to goods can be monitored and their supply chains optimised to prevent similar damage in the future. 

SIGNiT uses eSIM and blockchain, courtesy of the Cologne-based Ubirch startup, which has developed a protocol that ensures that data from IoT sensors cannot be falsified after their generation. In fact, the data packets generated by these sensors are encrypted with an advanced level of encryption that makes them technically impossible to manipulate once stored on a blockchain. 

Lufthansa Industry Solutions associate director IoT Holger Schlueter said: 

“SIGNiT allows to easily digitize processes in a decentralized ecosystem. Our Damage Detection sensors can identify exactly where damage occurred during transport. Our aim is to achieve significant ROI improvements of 70 percent”. 

G+D Mobile Security CEO Carsten Ahrens added: 

“The business models of the future will all depend on data. With SIGNiT we are solving the most critical challenge of these ecosystems: trustworthy data for all digitized processes”.

This is achieved with IoT devices, such as sensors that can collect data and transmit it in real-time via 5G, and with the recording of this data on the blockchain. 

Ubirch’s CEO, Stephan Noller, commented: 

“Our vision is to secure IoT data directly at their source. SIGNiT from G+D Mobile Security takes this vision to a whole new level. The product offers an easily scalable plug-in solution for powerful IoT security”.ù


Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded, and his YouTube channel has more than 25 thousand subscribers.

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