Vodafone and UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca have announced a global partnership that’ll see them using mobile health services to help patients with cardiovascular conditions.
The collaboration will work in partnership with healthcare professionals, who’ll enable patients to use mobile and internet-based mHealth services during their treatment.
Bye-bye Barcelona, hello Hanover
Mark Bridge writes:
As one show closes, so another show opens.
It’s now more than a week since we bid a sad farewell to Mobile World Congress 2014 – I imagine hotel rooms for 2nd to 5th March 2015 are already being booked – but there’s now CeBIT in Germany to look forward to. Prime Minister David Cameron kicked things off last night with a speech that talked about UK-German partnerships, more funding for research around the ‘Internet of Things’ and the development of 5G technology.
In a speech opening the CeBIT international IT and telecom trade show in Hanover, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK should be working more closely with Germany on 5G mobile technology, the Internet of Things and the ‘digital’ European single market.
He’s announced £45 million of new funding for research in areas linked to the ‘Internet of Things’ and new collaboration between the University of Dresden, London-based King’s College University and the University of Surrey to develop 5G.
Vodafone has agreed a European deal with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide in-car connectivity, starting with new Audi models from next year.
These vehicles will have an embedded SIM chip that’s been developed specifically for the automobile industry and is designed to work at temperatures from -40° to +85° Celsius.
by Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays
The GSMA reported that 85,000 visitors attended Mobile World Congress this year, breaking all previous records for the show.
Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays, reflects on his time in Barcelona and some of the key themes to come out of this year’s show.