healthcare

FCC allocates $20bn to close US digital divide

One of the genuine risks of the accelerated journey towards the digital economy is the widening digital divide, though an extra $20 billion from the FCC could help even the landscape.

KPN eyes opportunities in healthcare

Dutch operator group KPN has announced a strategic alliance with Ascom Wireless Solutions that will see the two firms develop joint offerings for the healthcare segment.

Telefónica launches e-health initiative

Demonstrating the growing importance of the healthcare sector in the operator community, Spain-based Telefónica on Tuesday launched a global e-health unit tasked with the decentralisation of clinical processes and ubiquitous and remote access to these services.

Healthy opportunities in the m-health sector

Opportunities in the global mobile healthcare market are estimated to be worth between $50bn and $60bn in 2010, prompting operators to step up their initiatives in this emerging sector.

Working towards mAfrica

M-health is set to take a considerable slice of the US medical device and pharma markets. Europe is eyeing the market, too. But to determine the adaptability of the concept in local context, Africa could well provide a good example.

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