Given the current saturation in many of the mobile communication markets across the globe, it’s not surprising that Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are now a high priority for telecom service providers who seek ways to create new revenue streams.
Telecom services and American healthcare technology are becoming closely intertwined. According to the latest market study by Parks Associates, over two-thirds of U.S. broadband households already use a healthcare related mobile software app or portal on a monthly basis.
The Connected Healthcare M2M market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 29% from 2015 to 2019. The latest market study by Technavio emphasizes remote IoT patient monitoring, an application through which physicians can monitor the health of patients from remote locations.
Thanks to the growth of the Mobile Internet, there are now three numbers that are relevant to the global digital divide – 94, 50 and 36. All three are amazing, and underlie a new way to approach the digital divide that focuses on availability, affordability and relevance.
Mobile online shopping has advanced in Germany. And just like France and the U.S., retailers in Germany with mobile-optimized web sites have seen a notable boost in conversions, as more visitors viewed more products online.
As the cost of healthcare rises and leaders address the challenges posed by aging populations, greater focus must be placed upon preventive care and providing assistance within the home — essentially creating the environment for managed aging-in-place.