IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches

IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches

  • September 2016 •
  • 76 pages •
  • Report ID: 4202794 •
  • Format: PDF
IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches

Summary
IoT connectivity for healthcare related devices is a small but growing opportunity. It is estimated that the total number of patients remotely monitored through SIM-based IoT connections at 4.7m at the end of 2015, and we expect this to grow to nearly 18m in 2020, representing a CAGR of 31%. Healthcare services account for just 1-2% of total wireless IoT SIM-based connections.

In higher income markets, this portion tends to be higher and a higher percentage of that spending comes from the public sector; the opposite is the case in lower income markets, with lower portions of GDP and a higher private sector expenditure ratio. Healthcare expenditures are under increasing pressure, particularly in developed markets, because of increasing demands from an aging population, the growing incidence of chronic diseases, continuing healthcare advances, as well as supply side pressures, notably governments needing to lower their overall expenditure.

SIM-based technologies offer the most secure, convenient and easy to use connectivity requiring no device connections to be created: it enables the closest “plug ‘n’ play” experience for the patient which is key, particularly for the elderly, chronically ill or mentally impaired. It also enables constant, secure, near real-time monitoring as well as patient-to-physician communications (voice, messaging or video).

Standard core telecommunications services such as voice, messaging and connectivity, but also increasingly cloud, big data and analytics, and security are important in the B2B healthcare market, both in emerging but mainly developed markets. Furthermore, some MNOs are also offering specialized B2B healthcare value-added services including telemedicine, secure storage, archiving, analytics, information exchange, billing and information systems for hospitals and clinics. However, such services require a long term commitment and/or specialist capabilities typically only accessible through acquisition.

In the B2C segment, some operators offer wellness and fitness devices as well as fitness-related apps, while increasingly the senior segment can be addressed through specialist handsets and other devices and services. Furthermore, as the smart home opportunity grows, an important segment related to home-care based services such as fall detection, automatic lights and emergency alarms, offered through IoT connectivity will emerge.

The report “IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches” provides a comprehensive analysis of key opportunities provided by IoT healthcare segment and the various approaches being adopted by MNOs and device manufacturers globally, helping executives at MNOs and medical device manufacturers make informed strategic decisions and develop effective partnerships in the IoT healthcare arena. Additionally, this report provides the analysis of key trends in IoT healthcare market helps providers assess the potential impact of healthcare on their business and identify related opportunities.

Companies mentioned in this report: Air Liquide , AT&T, BioTronik, Boston Scientific, Deutsche Telekom, Doro, GreatCall, Intelesense, Livanova, LifeWatch , Medtronik, NovaSom, O2 (UK), ResMed , St Jude Medical, Telefonica, TZ Medical, Philips , Vodacom, Zenicor.

Key Findings
- In markets with high healthcare expenditure, healthcare IoT connectivity presents attractive opportunities for MNOs in B2C and B2B segments.
- SIM-based IoT is growing in healthcare. Sleep apnea diagnosis and therapy along with CRM will be the largest segments.
- The forthcoming availability of SIM-based LPWA networks will drive SIM-based healthcare services; SIM-based IoT connections are expected to grow at a CAGR of 31% during 2015-2020.
- The role of MNOs in the healthcare value chain is expanding. Traditionally MNOs have been limited to provisioning SIM-based network coverage for connectivity. They are now moving across the value chain to capture more value for multiple vertical sectors and improve the volume of IoT connections, from targeting B2C segment with fitness devices and apps to telemedicine, secure storage, archiving and analytics within the B2B segment.

Synopsis
“IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches” offers an in-depth analysis of SIM-based IoT connectivity technologies, services and end-user requirements, devices and applications and the service provider ecosystem and the role of MNOs in the IoT health value chain. The report includes forecasts through 2020 for SIM-based IoT connections by type including cardiac rhythm management (CRM), remote electrocardiogram (ECG), blood remote monitoring, sleep diagnostic and therapeutic devices, as well as service revenue for SIM-based IoT connectivity. Built around case studies, the report provides MNO and device manufacturer positioning strategies in the healthcare vertical and what works and what doesn't.

The Report is structured as follows -
- Section 1: Healthcare industry overview
- Section 2: Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare definitions and overview
- Section 3: SIM-based IoT healthcare connectivity forecast
- Section 4: MNO approaches to the healthcare vertical
- Section 5: MNO case studies, including ATandT, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telefonica Brazil, Vodacom and Great Call.
- Section 6: Device manufacturer case studies, including ResMed, Life Watch, BioTronik, Medtronic and Doro
- Section 7: Key findings and recommendations

Reasons To Buy
- 'IoT Healthcare Opportunities for MNOs: Market Forecasts and MNO Approaches' provides a comprehensive analysis of key opportunities provided by IoT healthcare segment and the various approaches being adopted by MNOs and device manufacturers globally, helping executives at MNOs and medical device manufacturers make informed strategic decisions and develop effective partnerships in the IoT healthcare arena.
- The Report's forward-looking analysis of key trends in IoT healthcare market helps providers assess the potential impact of healthcare on their business and identify related opportunities.
- By understanding the opportunities and approaches of the main stakeholders in IoT healthcare segment - MNOs, device manufactures, sensor and device vendors can develop strategies to penetrate this market.
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