GE Healthcare opens 5G innovation lab in India

GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) announced today that it inaugurated its first 5G innovation lab around the globe in Bengaluru, India.

The company aims to use the 5G innovation lab to position itself at the forefront of groundbreaking advances in patient care, including potentially bringing cutting-edge technology to rural and suburban regions.

According to a news release, GE Healthcare believes 5G has the potential to disrupt the patient care continuum and transform diagnosis, therapy and prognosis.

The new innovation lab sits at GE Healthcare’s largest R&D center outside of the U.S. at the John F. Welch Technology Center (JFWTC). It features state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a private 5G network for testing and development as it will serve as a “testbed” to develop future-ready products and solutions, the company said.

Additionally, the lab provides expertise and a platform for a collaborative ecosystem for academia, the he…

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How 5G could affect medtech

The latest standard of broadband technology continues to make waves in 2021. But what about medtech?


Cellphone using 5G

Cellphone using 5G (Imagy by Frederik Lipfert on Unsplash)

Wireless tech companies such as Qualcomm are predicting download speeds as high as 10 gigabits per second as next-generation 5G cellular networks roll out worldwide.

The open question in medtech is how quickly companies will take advantage of the super-speedy connectivity for their own products.

“5G is about bringing more capacity and speed to the pipes,” said Don Jones, a member of the advisory council at BrightInsight and a veteran of the digital healthcare space. Jones spent more than 11 years building Qualcomm’s healthcare group.

“What you have to analyze is, ‘Can healthcare take advantage of what essentially amounts to these bigger pipes?’ Because more data can be shoved through them with m…

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