Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Italtel plans e-health launch and demo at Mobile World Congress

Steve Rogerson
February 16, 2016
Italian telco Italtel plans to launch an end-to-end architecture for e-health, energy management and infrastructure at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company said it would unveil a range of services to address the growing IoT market.
These will cover key areas of energy, structural and environmental monitoring and smart health. The services are the first to apply Italtel's network design experience to the IoT sector.
Italtel's IoT platform aims to enable enterprises, utility companies and public sector administrators to enhance business efficiency and improve public safety and quality of life. It uses cloud computing to collect data from a variety of sensors and meters over several different networks before converting the raw data into useful insights and information.
For the smart health market, Italtel has developed DoctorLink, an end-to-end system that enables continuity of care after a patient returns home from hospital. Based on Web RTC technology, DoctorLink uses contextual communications to provide real-time services to simplify the experience of outpatients and improve interaction between them and the hospital. It can also act as a therapy manager and scheduler, collecting healthcare data from IoT sensors to track a patient's wellbeing in real-time.
Italtel's CEO Stefano Pileri said: "For an innovative company such as Italtel, it is strategic to leverage our experience in network design and real-time communications technology to add value to the IoT market, which promises to completely revolutionise our way of living and working."
Italtel has already successfully deployed its platform to monitor a building's power consumption – reducing energy expenses – and infrastructure, controlling the stability of key structures such as bridges and enhancing public safety. Many other projects are under development, extending the platform's capabilities to other verticals such as smart farming.
Live demos of Italtel's IoT platform and DoctorLink will be available at Mobile World Congress – Hall 2 Stand 2G10 – which takes place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona from February 22 to 25.