Will mhealth in US be constrained by lack of network capacity?

Mobile networks in North America are filled to 80 percent of capacity, with 36 percent of base stations facing capacity constraints, according to a survey by investment bank Credit Suisse. Report from CIO.com.

2 thoughts on “Will mhealth in US be constrained by lack of network capacity?

  1. Hi Telecare Aware,

    There are technologies that can avoid these problems.

    Mobile operators and regulators can both make efforts to provide healthcare providers with “Always Best Connected” access to mobile networks so that there is priority given to something like an emergency medical video call than say a bittorrent video download.

  2. LightSquared has put together a hybrid satellite and LTE (Long Term Evolution) cellular network that supposedly would solve the capacity problem, but the frequencies they want to use are reportedly very close to those used by GPS. The company has offered to use lower frequencies and less power but this article in PC World details the political foo-foo surrounding it. One can imagine the wireless companies are more than happy with this–scarcity=higher prices for data, voice etc. http://bit.ly/pFA4P3

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