Telenor, Sony and Ericsson Join Hands To Develop Smart IoT Healthcare Devices

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  • Sony Network Communications Europe focuses on connectivity solutions and offers IoT cellular platforms
  • Ericsson projects that the number of IoT connections, including NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies, will reach almost 25 billion by 2025

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

Ericsson IoT Accelerator is the Ericsson’s IoT connectivity and device management platform. It provides enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. This service helps in reliable, scalable, and secure connectivity management of IoT devices to more than 5000 enterprises globally as per Ericsson. Ericsson projects that the number of IoT connections, including NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies, will reach almost 25 billion by 2025.

Kiva Allgood, head of IoT, Ericsson, said, ” 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.”

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

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.”

Visilion platform

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

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