GSMA: MegaTelecom Meets Healthcare

October 21, 2014
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Mobile healthcare innovators… looking to go global? Then, this is one video you should watch.

GSMA represents 3.5 billion SIM cards in the world, and they are interested in healthcare. Craig Frederichs, MBCHB, MBA, is the head of healthcare for the GSM Association, the trade association for 98% of all mobile carriers. They aren’t just big telecom, they are mega-mega telecom. One of their roles is to drive supply and demand for mobile, and as Craig says, once these devices are in the hands of consumers, it’ll help them have lots of cool things to do with them.

He describes the mobile focus in different regions of the world – in the US, it is machine-to-machine, Europe focuses on regulation, Africa on disrupting the supply of services, and Asia a mix of the above.

When asked if GSMA is interested in learning about mobile innovations, the answer was a resounding yes. In fact, that is an important part of Craig’s job. He says GSMA wants to hear from not only more advanced companies (those with product) but also in newbies – young companies with good ideas and prototypes, not necessarily revenue.

Read the full article on The Doctor Weighs In here:

This video is under BY-ND creative commons.

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