Medical devices and applications for the delivery of care. How 5G can help healthcare providers facing revenue pressures adopt new and more efficient care delivery models and outpatient services to reduce administrative and supply costs.
Connected health comes with a variety of use cases bringing a wide range of improvements for patients, doctors and care givers, with significant impacts for society. Collectively, these use cases could hush in new business opportunities, new jobs and more cost-effective health and care services. The floor is open to specialists in the sector and the telecommunication industry willing to take up the challenges.
By joining forces, industry verticals can work out ways to optimise spectrum usage, such as combining different technologies and frequency bands, including the use of multicast and broadcast technologies. Optimised spectrum usage must also focus on sustainable approaches, including coverage of the entire population, spanning mobiles and vertical use cases.
All 5G applications need access to spectrum. Unlike typical smartphone-based 5G consumers, verticals often have very special requirements, ranging from guaranteed latency to cross-border harmonisation. But spectrum is scarce and valuable, and many questions arise around the best way to satisfy the needs of verticals while ensuring fair and equitable allocation of this essential resource. Dedicating spectrum to verticals may result in severe underutilisation and fragmentation.