Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Tele2 teams up with Cybercom to address IoT healthcare opportunities

Iain Morris
August 27, 2014
Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 has formed a strategic partnership with IT consulting company Cybercom to support its deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) services in the healthcare sector.

The operator said it had been attracted to Cybercom (Stockholm, Sweden) because it complements its own M2M business, citing the organization’s credentials in the areas of e-health, connected industry and smart housing.

“They provide clear value in our market offering, in which both partners complement each other,” said Rami Avidan, the head of Tele2 M2M Global Solutions.

Tele2 (Stockholm, Sweden) appears to especially value Cybercom for its expertise in the healthcare sector, where the company has carried out assignments in areas such as online social counseling and remote patient monitoring.

Among other projects, Cybercom is responsible for managing the Swedish HAS catalogue – a central database with permissions for secure identification and information about the entire Swedish healthcare system, its people and organizational units.

Cybercom is also a part of a committee responsible for the standardization of service chain processes in technology-enabled healthcare, which includes a new digital standard for safety alarms within the European Union.

"E-health is an area of focus for Cybercom,” said Joakim Borjesson, the head of e-health for Cybercom. “The solutions of the connected world can be of great benefit to the community, especially in chronic illness, remote care and care for the elderly.”

“As an advisor and service provider, we play an important role in enabling users to obtain a better quality of life, remain independent and be able to participate actively in the community,” he added. “With our expertise and experience we contribute to the important collaboration between research, society and business, and drive the development of eHealth in the right direction.”

Tele2 has been making a push into the IoT market to offset the slowdown in its traditional business activities.

The operator recently formed a partnership with M2M hardware player Netcomm Wireless aimed at developing asset management capabilities in areas including industrial automation and healthcare.
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