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Vodafone Digital Asset Broker partners with Aventus to bring secure Web3 services to businesses and strategic partners

3 Aug 2023Technology news
4 minute read
  • Vodafone Digital Asset Broker (DAB) to establish bridge with the Aventus Network
  • Vodafone DAB and Aventus will collaborate on enterprise use cases, starting with supply chain in the aviation sector
  • Vodafone DAB will also become a validator of Aventus Network

Vodafone’s ‘Economy of Things’ Digital Asset Broker (DAB) business is connecting with Aventus, which helps enterprises adopt Web3 – the new blockchain-based decentralised world wide web.

The two companies will use their collective strengths to help more businesses and strategic partners take advantage of Web3’s secure blockchain technologies when trading and exchanging data electronically, as envisioned within the new Economy of Things. With access to more than 160 million connections worldwide, Vodafone DAB enables customers to do this at scale across multiple geographical regions.

Initially, Vodafone DAB and Aventus aim to help the aviation sector improve the security and reliability of its supply chain. Vodafone and Aventus are developing a solution that involves equipping cargo tracking pods with blockchain-enabled SIM cards connected to the DAB platform. Around 5%-10% of cargo pods go missing annually, costing the industry about $400 million, and this solution aims to reduce these losses. It builds on Aventus’ existing relationships at Heathrow Airport where Aventus’ blockchain solutions are used to manage aircraft unit load devices for tracking luggage, freight, and mail.

Jorge Bento, CEO of Vodafone DAB, said: “Through our strategic partnership with Aventus, we can help businesses and third-party providers securely adopt, and benefit from, Web3 services through the Vodafone DAB platform. Addressing the needs of the airlines is a start, and we look forward to exploring many other opportunities with Aventus.”

Alan Vey, Founder & CEO, Aventus, added: “We are excited to be partnering with Vodafone DAB. Combining Blockchain, IoT and Web3 has the potential to overhaul the way businesses operate and interact with their customers, bringing huge efficiencies and benefits. Those willing to understand and leverage it today have the unique opportunity to shape tomorrow’s digital landscape.”

Specifically, Aventus offers businesses solutions that incorporate IoT and secure enterprise-grade and trusted public blockchains, which provide a digital record or ledger of online transactions. As a first step, the two companies will establish a bridge between Vodafone DAB and the Aventus Network, which connects to the wider blockchain ecosystem via the Polkadot platform.

By connecting to the Aventus network, business customers and strategic partners of Vodafone DAB can access and interoperate with many trusted public blockchains in a controlled and secure way using the DAB IoT Identity Passport. Any trusted device connected to Vodafone DAB is assigned a unique identity passport and then, using secure links, is automatically allowed to trade data and money from different organisations and ecosystems (like an electric vehicle securely transacting with a charging point).

Vodafone DAB, which became a separate standalone business in May this year, will also join the Aventus Network as a validator, helping to secure the network and contributing to its decentralisation. Both companies believe that interoperability is key to realising the full potential of blockchain technology and driving the new economy of things.

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About Vodafone

Vodafone is the largest pan-European and African telecoms company. Our purpose is to connect for a better future by using technology to improve lives, digitalise critical sectors and enable inclusive and sustainable digital societies.

We provide mobile and fixed services to over 300 million customers in 17 countries, partner with mobile networks in 46 more and are also a world leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), connecting over 167 million devices and platforms. With Vodacom Financial Services and M-Pesa, we have the largest financial technology platform in Africa, serving more than 71 million people across seven countries.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact to reach net zero emissions by 2040, while helping our customers reduce their own carbon emissions by 350 million tonnes by 2030. We are driving action to reduce device waste and achieve our target to reuse, resell or recycle 100% of our network waste by 2025.

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About Aventus

Aventus onboards enterprises to Web3, enabling them to generate new revenue streams, improve operational efficiencies, and future-proof their business.

It works with each enterprise to scope out potential use cases, and customise a SaaS-style product from its extensive suite of modular, composable architecture, as well as maintains and manages the solution – so enterprises can focus on what they do best.

For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter at @AventusNetwork and LinkedIn at

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