Applications of 5G in Healthcare Sector

Applications of 5G in Healthcare Sector

Some regions of the United States and Korea have launched 5G commercial services while the rest of the world is expecting a large-scale of 5G commercialization sometime after 2020. The use of 5G in the health sector tends to be more difficult due to relatively high barrier to enter. This report discusses the feasibility of using 5G technology in a variety of healthcare applications and predicts 5G market value in the healthcare sector. Besides explaining the reasoning behind the assumptions about the feasibility, this report also points out why some 5G cases, which were considered to be key applications of 5G in the healthcare area, have failed to become a reality.


  • 5G APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE
  • 5G APPLICATIONS WITH HIGH POTENTIAL IN HEALTHCARE
    • 5G Ambulances
    • Telemedicine
      • Remote Consultation
      • Remote Biometrics
    • Private Healthcare Networks
    • Mobile Rescue Equipment for Military Operations
  • 5G APPLICATIONS WITH MEDIUM POTENTIAL IN HEALTHCARE
    • Connected Smart Wearable Devices
      • Size Limit
      • Uncertainty in Actual Applications
  • WIDESPREAD ADOPTION OF 5G IN HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS WITH LOW POTENTIAL
    • Mobile Networks Not Major Connection Method in Hospitals
    • Limited Use Cases
    • Other Obstacles
      • Unclear Accountability
      • Barriers to Physical Deployment
  • MIC PERSPECTIVE
    • Availability of Private 5G Networks in Hospitals to Expand 5G Market in Healthcare Sector
    • Penetration Rate Poses Biggest Challenge for 5G Applications
    • Compliance and Humanity Issues Await Solutions
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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