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Bharti Airtel aims for 5G-connected ambulances

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced it has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals and Cisco to demonstrate the potential of 5G-connected ambulances to support patient care during transit to medical facilities.

The trio’s ‘5G Connected Ambulance’ ...

S5GC launches 5G healthcare challenge

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has announced it will provide access to a private 5G test bed for three startup companies as part of a new initiative it claims will use “advanced connectivity to transform and improve healthcare delivery”.

The ‘Shaping Digital Health & ...

WWL Hospitals implements new telephony comms

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has announced an expansion of its partnership with unified communications specialist Cinos to replace its telephony system with an IP (internet protocol) solution.

The hospitals group in the ...

IoMT to expand to 7m devices by 2026

Smart hospitals are projected to deploy 7.4m devices connected to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices over the next four years according to a new study by Juniper Research.

The concept of the IoMT involves healthcare providers using edge computing and ...

Amazon delivers first UK ‘healthcare tech accelerator’

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with leading European government-focused technology company PUBLIC to launch its first UK healthcare tech accelerator programme.

The first UK-based cohort of 10 technology start-ups aiming to enter the healthcare sector will ...

S5GC demos 3D video conferencing at COP26

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5GC) has revealed successful results of immersive 5G-enabled technology trials it ran at the recent COP26 Summit alongside Holoxica and the University of Glasgow’s Communication, Sensing and Imaging group.

Holoxica and the CSI group hosted a ...

Sunderland sets goal to be UK’s leading smart city

Sunderland City Council has teamed up with BAI Communications in a bid to achieve its ambitious goal to become “the UK’s most advanced smart city”.

BAI, which earlier this month announced a £1bn communications partnership with Transport for London, has said it will ...

West Midlands trials bowel cancer detection tool

West Midlands 5G has announced the launch of a collaborative trial which will see patients use a 5G-connected device at home to detect if they could have bowel cancer.

The device, developed alongside NHS Arden, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire University ...

Liverpool 5G Create installs AI-assisted tech for preventing falls

Liverpool 5G Create has installed the first artificial intelligence-led (AI) technology to reduce falls among residents in two of the region’s care homes.

The health, social care and education project, which runs until March 2022, has begun two care home use cases ...

Virgin Media 02 takes flight with 5G rescue drones

Swiss drone company Fotokite has announced a new partnership with Virgin Media O2 to test 5G-enabled, tethered drones for use with emergency services.

The simulated rescue trials, which VMO2 claimed are the first ever in the UK, saw the tethered Fotokite Sigma system ...

First commercial narrowband IoT-over-satellite launched

Satellite-to-Earth communications software specialist Inmarsat has announced a partnership with California-based Skylo to develop what it claims will be the “world's first commercial narrowband Internet of Things(IoT)-over-satellite solution”.

The deal will pair ...

Free access on trial for 5G mesh network in Liverpool

Liverpool 5G Create has unveiled plans to offer residents of Kensington in Liverpool free access to its 5G mesh network, which it claims is the largest of its kind in Europe.

The health, social care and education project, which runs until March 2022, has built its own ...


UK government claims COVID-19 app success

Figures released by the UK government’s Department of Health and Social Care suggest that the NHS COVID-19 app has prevented around 600,000 cases of the virus since its launch in September last year.

The department also claims that over 1.7 million users of the app ...

NHS trusts partner on inventory improvement

Health system specialist Omnicell is collaborating with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to develop “technology-enabled inventory optimisation and intelligence services.”

According to the company, this will include the deployment of its automation systems ...

Developer claims major step forward in fight against COVID-19

A Montreal-based company has developed a solution which it claims can detect viruses via the use of a smartphone.

Two-Photon Research’s CAST product uses what it calls an Aptamer Molecular Photonic Beacon (AMPB) to test saliva. It does this by “phonetically ...

CCWeek content available on demand

The organisers of Critical Communications Week have announced that all presentations from the event are being made available from this week.

Speaking of the move, a spokesperson for Mark Allen Exhibitions said: “CCWeek was a landmark event, and we're excited to now be ...

Hytera develops remote temperature detection tech

Hytera has developed a new temperature screening solution to help stop the spread of COVID-19, designed for deployment in ‘high traffic’ public areas.

According to the company, the technology provides instant non-contact, preliminary temperature screening alongside ...

COVID-19 'track and trace' standards group sets timescale

The ETSI ‘Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection’ (E4P) industry specification group has held its first two meetings, and set out its work programme.

The group aims to contribute to the development of backwards-compatible/interoperable proximity tracing ...

AI-assisted tool for tackling Coronavirus

Researchers at Cambridge University are developing an open-source, artificial intelligence-assisted tool for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

According to the institution, the solution is intended to provide a “prediction model that can rapidly and reliably diagnose a ...

UK government launches COVID-19 social care app

A new digital solution has been developed to provide UK adult social care workers with a “single digital hub” for updated Coronavirus information, guidance on infection control, as well as wellbeing support.

According to a statement, the Care Workforce app - which was ...

Coronavirus contact tracing solution launched

Everbridge has developed a product aimed at helping businesses get back to business as usual, by speeding up contact tracing.

According to the company, the solution provides an “automated approach” to tracking exposure to the virus in the workplace. It does this by ...

Drones to deliver NHS supplies to Isle of Wight

The government has announced a plan to start the regular drone delivery of medical supplies to the Isle of Wight.

In March, the government announced its partnership with Solent Transport and its plan to fund over £28 million into developing new flight technologies. ...

Facebook and Samsung donate thousands of devices to the NHS

Facebook and Samsung have donated smartphones and Portal-video calling screens to enhance the communications of those on the frontline of COVID-19.

Mobile giant Samsung is donating 2,000 smartphones to the NHS, for staff to use in Nightingale hospitals.It will provide ...

UK confirms plans for coronavirus tracking app

The government is working with Google and Apple to release an NHS app that alerts users when they have come into close contact with any virus carriers.

Health secretary Matt Hancock announced at the government's daily press briefing on Sunday that the NHS is "working ...
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