Wednesday, 06 July 2022

5G in health: An enabler rather than a game changer

posted by STL Partners
Wednesday 26 May 21

In a discussion with panellists from Altice (Portugal), TIM, BT and Clalit Health (one of Israel’s largest healthcare providers) at this year's 5GLIVe conference, STL Partners explored the impact of 5G in healthcare

The biggest 5G-specific takeaway from the panel was that the use cases they are focused on over the short term are more dependent on broad coverage of “good enough” networks across national geographies, rather than more powerful networks within hospitals or for healthcare professionals. Of the use cases discussed only a few more experimental solutions such as using drones for prescription delivery were really dependent on 5G…

The biggest 5G-specific takeaway from the panel was that the use cases they are focused on over the short term are more dependent on broad coverage of “good enough” networks across national geographies, rather than more powerful networks within hospitals or for healthcare professionals. Of the use cases discussed only a few more experimental solutions such as using drones for prescription delivery were really dependent on 5G…

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