This report analyses the dynamic trends and changes taking place in the Web 3.0 landscape with a focus on the involvement of telecom operators.

In addition to breaking down the Web 3.0 value chain, it explores the driving forces behind telecom operators’ involvement in disruptive Web 3.0 services and infrastructure.

It analyses the leading Web 3.0 initiatives of telcos and assesses the market opportunities (short to long term) for telcos to develop new business models.

The main business models analysed are:

  • Loyalty business model, tokenisation
  • NFT marketplace: Commission based sales
  • Web wallet service
  • Node infrastructure

Table of contents

1. Executive summary

2. Introduction to Web 3.0
2.1. In a nutshell
2.2. Web 3.0 main bricks
2.3. Other basic knowledge for Web 3.0 understanding
2.4. Web 3.0 economics

3. How Web 2.0 drives Web 3.0?
3.1. Advanced hardware
3.2. Hosting services
3.3. Back-end programming languages
3.4. Software
3.5. Connectivity

4. Telcos’ best practices
4.1. Gorilla mobile
4.2. Telefónica’s NFT marketplace
4.3. SK Telecom
4.4. Deutsche Telekom
4.5. Other use cases of telcos involved in Web 3.0 initiatives
4.6. Market opportunities over time

5. Conclusion

Geographic area



  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Gorilla
  • SK Telecom
  • Telefónica

Other details

  • Reference: M00099aMRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: Web 3.0, telecom operators, NFT, blockchain

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