The telehealth market, long identified as a significant opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs), has been slow to gain traction. The technical capabilities to support the telehealth market have long been in place, but regulatory concerns, coupled with supply-side issues such as business models, have restricted market growth.
In the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly emerged as something of a phenomenon. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.
CASE STUDY: Cities are centres for most of the economic activities creating approximately 80% of any country’s GDP, says Prajakt Deotale of Tech Mahindra Ltd. Cities’ activities can affect an area up to 300 times their own size – hence, the creation of sustainable, smarter cities is seen as a priority for most governments in the world.
IoT was highly visible at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, with IoT devices or services – from connected cows to connected toothbrushes – appearing on nearly every stand. While there was no unifying theme, we believe a number of developments point to the continued maturation of IoT.
Executives from some car makers including BMW and Ford have no intention of allowing their vehicles to become Apple or Google’s latest device, and plan to keep ownership of their centre consoles.
A new joint public service announcement from the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the wireless components of modern vehicles that can be vulnerable and the methods attackers could use to launch a real-life attack, reported Lane Thames of Tripwire.
A complex environment in an ever-changing sector
Within the Internet of Things (IoT), all the players, whether they are CSPs, MVNOs, IoT service or platform providers, must be able to offer new services and pricing models quickly and easily to keep pace with this fast growing sector.
If you are a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) or Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity service provider, you should be aware that you can increase your margin by at least 10%.
If you look at figures from Accenture, I can see why so many people are enamoured by the possibilities and benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) – 13% of homes already have one or more IoT devices and 69% will have an IoT device by 2019.
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