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ZTE and China Mobile launch 5G medical edge cloud

Steve Rogerson
June 16, 2020

ZTE and China Mobile have launched China's first 5G medical edge cloud platform.
Integrating 5G slicing and edge computing technologies, the 5G medical edge cloud platform can satisfy the core capability requirements for connection, computing, storage, middle platform, service and security in the medical industry in a one-stop manner, thereby providing manageable and controllable cloud-network integrated services.
The 5G edge cloud deployed on the user side can effectively shorten the network route and reduce network delay. In addition, the reliable connection guarantee capability of the 5G private network enables medical applications, such as remote diagnosis and surgery, AI assistance, mobile medicine, and surgical instruction.
Moreover, the 5G medical edge cloud can implement big-data management of medical health care. The medical application systems on the edge cloud can be quickly interconnected, with their data being calculated, stored and managed flexibly as required.
The medical edge cloud can also reduce the cost of medical informatisation by unified cloud-based deployment of various medical applications. The open architecture of the 5G medical edge cloud can provide applications with standard interfaces and provide hospitals with integrated smart medical systems, thus building a smart medical application ecosystem.
To date, nearly 100 internet medical applications have been deployed on China Mobile's 5G medical edge cloud, making it convenient for patients to access various medical services.
As strategic partners, ZTE and China Mobile Industrial Research Institute have set up a joint 5G innovation laboratory where the two parties carry out in-depth cooperation in industry-dedicated network technologies and multi-access edge computing (MEC). In addition, based on 5G slicing, MEC, XR and other technologies, ZTE and China Mobile have explored applications in healthcare and other fields, for instance, the 5G medical edge cloud.
The 5G medical edge cloud should accelerate the large-scale applications of China Mobile's 5G smart hospital systems, and facilitate the industry development of medical informatisation.
Moving forward, ZTE will continue to strengthen cooperation with China Mobile, and work with partners to provide better network services and smarter applications. ZTE will keep promoting the construction of information and communication infrastructure in the healthcare sector while facilitating the development of the telemedicine industry, so as to create a new era of 5G smart healthcare.
ZTE provides telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge.