Vodafone Deutschland and univerisity hospital build Europe's first 5G clinic

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Vodafone and Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (UKD) are building a 5G campus network on the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia's medical campus.

It will use Vodafone’s recently launched RedBox (pictured above, with Britta Rudolphi, Head of Vodafone's 5G Labs), Vodafone, described as a 5g network in a box, which is the core of the operator’s private enterprise offering for campus networks.

There are indoor and outdoor versions that can provide coverage in multi-building complexes using a public-private network approach, where the campus owners have their own frequencies at speeds up to 3.7Gbps.

Big benefits

The Düsseldorf RedBox include small 5G antennas and real-time data centres (MEC) enable data exchange in real time. The partners believe their cooperation will help to save lives as “patches become digital protectors at the bedside”.

The idea is that the best experts in their field virtually attend and assist in the operating theatre using to mixed reality technology.

The campus network is being built in ZOM II, the most modern building of the university clinic.

In the coming year, more than 100,000 patients will benefit from 5G. The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to promote the project that Vodafone and the University Clinic Düsseldorf are launching together with technology partners.

"5G can save lives," said Vodafone Germany’s CEO, Hannes Ametsreiter. “Our economy needs 5G. We bring 5G - for every branch. Also and especially for our healthcare system. A real 5G innovation made in NRW [North Rhine-Westphalia, a western German state] is now emerging in Düsseldorf. The first 5G clinic in Europe."