Telenor, Sony and Ericsson team to develop smart IoT healthcare devices

Published: 31 May 2020 - 11:55 a.m.

Swedish telecoms network equipment provider, Ericsson has joined forces with Sony Network Communications Europe and Telenor Connexion to fast track intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions in a range of healthcare applications. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency.

Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for different sectors.

“This is a great example of how IoT Accelerator can liberate our partners' IoT solutions and services to scale globally and deliver value to end-users,” said Kiva Allgood, head of IoT, Ericsson.

Ericsson IoT Accelerator connectivity and device management platform provides enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure.

More than 35 service providers, spanning more than 100 countries, are currently part of the Ericsson IoT Accelerator ecosystem. The service currently enables reliable, scalable, and secure connectivity management of IoT devices to more than 5000 enterprises globally. With more than 50 million devices onboarded on to the platform including over 3 million eSIMs, the Ericsson IoT Accelerator is a truly global platform.

Sony Network Communications Europe focuses on connectivity solutions and offers IoT cellular platforms such as Visilion and mSafety, providing cellular connectivity and wearable tracking devices.

“As the use of cellular technology matures, this can have a positive impact on the future of mobile health services and the safety and welfare of end-users,”said Anders Strömberg, director, head of wearable platform department, Sony Network Communications Europe.

“We are proud to be a long term partner of forward-thinking companies like Sony Network Communications Europe and to support their business growth and future IoT products and services,” added Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion.

Use cases for Sony’s Visilion platform include the logistics and healthcare sectors where sensors can provide information about the real-time position of anything that is connected. Locating valuable hospital equipment with healthcare IoT tracking devices such as ECG machines and hospital beds, knowing where nursing staff and patients are in the hospital, can save time and improve resource allocation.

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