Telecom26, global connectivity and digital healthcare
24 November 2023

Telecom26, global connectivity and digital healthcare

24 November 2023

Digital health is just one of the market verticals that Telecom26 is focused on - and we are already providing Global IoT connectivity to digital health providers around the world. You can read more about our IoT connectivity for remote healthcare here.

Telecom26 - your partner for digital health global connectivity

At the heart of Telecom26’s IoT service for digital health programmes across the world are our global eSIMs and physical SIM cards. 

These can be inserted in medical devices that need connectivity either when they arrive at the clinic, or at the point of manufacture.  This means that wherever the medical device ends up, with a Telecom26 IoT SIM it can connect to the local network.

For device manufacturers, application providers and integrators operating across multiple markets, enabling native connectivity will be essential. Healthcare organisations may not have the knowledge - or the people hours - to be installing and activating local SIMs before they are sent to clinics and patients.

Instead, devices should be shipped with global IoT SIM cards that can connect to networks in any country. And this is where Telecom26 comes in…

Just one of our SIMs in an IoT device:

  • Provides access to all of the networks covered by our global roaming service. That’s 1100+ cellular networks belonging to 650+ mobile operators in 200+ countries.
  • Removes the need to worry about the coverage of a single MNO, or the existence of roaming alliances. Our SIMs select the best performing network in the area – even across borders, while providing enterprises with the freedom to change SIM profiles and services with ease.
  • Can be customised with routing profiles built for each IoT device according to a customer’s needs and budget. For example, for organisations that are more price sensitive we can ensure that our Global SIM cards automatically connect to the cheapest service in the area.

In a nutshell, Telecom26 enables data connectivity, anywhere - so that your digital healthcare IoT device can connect to the best available network, regardless of location.

Telecom26, IoT connectivity, digital health and SystemOne

Here you can read a case study about how Telecom26’s IoT connectivity is helping to control the spread of infectious diseases.

We provide IoT connectivity to the eHealth and digital health services of SystemOne, a pioneer in the rollout of eHealth and digital health programmes.

Initially, the SystemOne diagnostic devices used by medical personnel in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe had Telecom26’s global IoT SIM cards inserted inside them.

This approach was so successful that Telecom26’s contract was extended to provide connectivity to clinics across Africa including Lesotho, Malawi (where Telecom26 replaced Vodafone) and Nigeria. In addition, SystemOne began using Telecom26’s global IoT SIM cards outside Africa in Bangladesh and East Timor.

In Angola, SystemOne’s medical devices connect via a router using Wi-Fi to our mobile broadband, ensuring that critical services stay online.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria, SystemOne has gone a step further, with a new digital healthcare initiative using a custom-built app on Android devices, Aspect Reporter. This new app tracks the diagnostic result delivery, treatment initiation and recovery of patients with infectious diseases, enabling health systems to better ensure that sick patients get the treatment they need and adhere to it through recovery.

Together, SystemOne, Telecom26 and mobile networks are saving lives across the world - and helping countries respond more effectively to outbreaks of infectious disease by identifying positive cases faster and allowing a big-picture view of disease spread across a region.

You can read more about our IoT eSIM service here.

And more information about Telecom26’s IoT Connectivity for Healthcare portfolio can be found here.

Catching-up in-person

If you’d like to arrange a video call to discuss how our global connectivity and maritime connectivity services can connect your devices and people as they travel around the world then please get in touch.

And, of course, as a full operator member of the GSMA, we’ll be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year.

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