Chinese technology giant, ZTE and China Telecom have partnered to combat the further spread of the deadly Coronavirus, leveraging 5G network and other communications equipment to deploy remote diagnosis system.
The system will be used to create a reliable indoor 5G network and support remote video consultations, which will enable remote diagnostics at other area hospitals, apart from the West China Hospital of Sichuan University.
The two companies believe that using 5G to connect doctors with patients can mitigate the risks associated with treating deadly diseases without sacrificing the speed and quality of care.
The high-quality, low-latency video enabled by 5G networks allows doctors to get a clear picture of a patient without placing them in harm’s way. Patients in rural locations with limited resources can be treated by specialists, providing them access to quality care despite geographic restrictions. This approach also makes it easier for a limited number of expert doctors to treat a large number of patients in diverse locations with minimal travel.
The next-gen network’s high bandwidth supports a large number of connections, enabling more patients to seek help simultaneously. The 5G network ZTE is building for the Lei Shen Shan Hospital in Wuhan can allow an estimated 25,000 people to communicate with each other at the same time.