Telenor, Ericsson and Sony team up to Develop Medical Wearable Devices

Telenor, Ericsson, Sony partnership
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Three tech giants, Telenor, Sony, and Ericsson are teaming up to provide real-time locations and IoT tracking solutions for a variety of sectors including healthcare. The partnership will use Telenor’s Connexion’s network, Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform and Sony Network Communications.

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“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,” said Mats Lundquist, CEO of Telenor Connexion.

Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator 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, reports Ericsson.

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.

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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.

Use cases for Sony’s Visilion platform include the logistics and healthcare sectors, where sensors can provide information about the real-time position of resources like ECG machines and hospital beds, as well as nursing staff and patients to save time and improve resource allocation.

The mSafety platform comes with wearables which can be used to monitor body temperature and heart rate, track location and send alert notifications in case of an emergency.

Anders Strömberg, Director, Head of Wearable Platform Department, Sony Network Communications Europe, says “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.”

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Kiva Allgood, Head of IoT, Ericsson, says, “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.”

Ericsson projects that the number of IoT connections, including NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies, will reach almost 25 billion by 2025.