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Pangea lands NHS partnership for 5G healthcare project

Pangea have secured a partnership with NHS Croydon to support their 5G project for the emergency services, as it reaches trial stages. Now Pangea’s System Architect, Dr Arslan Usman will be working closely with NHS Croydon’s Dr John Chang to finalise the technology before it’s trialled in ambulances early next year.

 (Dr Arslan Usman Pictured above)

As Pangea’s 5G Project nears the trial stages before deployment, they’ve partnered up with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust to add their expert healthcare insights to the project.

Set to transform the emergency services in the UK, the 5G project uses 5G’s ultra-reliability and low latencies to keep ambulances connected while on the move. The solution includes resilient 5G video streaming tech developed by Kingston University, which doctors can use to triage patients in real time before they arrive at hospital—saving both money and lives.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust will play a key role in the research and development of the solution, helping Pangea to access ambulance services for trials and offering valuable advice from an end-user perspective.

Dr John Chang, Director of Research Enterprise and Innovation, is pleased to be adding Croydon Health Services’ expertise to the 5G Project. ‘Triage is a process where every second counts; even minor delays can be the difference between life and death,’ he said. ‘With reliable 5G connectivity and video that’s accurate to the millisecond, we’ll be able to diagnose patients in transit, advise ambulance crews on how best to treat patients, and prepare crucial on-site treatments ahead of time.’

And Pangea’s own 5G healthcare expert, Dr Arslan Usman, sees the partnership as a big win for the 5G Project. ‘Croydon Health Services’ extensive knowledge and resources will be vital, especially now as we begin trialling the technology,’ commented Arslan. ‘And of course the solution is being built for the NHS, so having their feedback throughout the process will help us turn our research into the perfect product for them.’

5G Project milestones in 2020 

On top of the new partnership, the year’s seen many 5G Project milestones. Over 2020, Pangea:

  • Launched their 5G router, which gave their partners firsthand access to 5G solutions while also helping them run tests for the 5G Project.

  • Began preparing for trials with UK ambulance trusts, in Surrey, London, and Kent to name a few. They’ll be the first to test the 5G healthcare solution.

  • Got their research published. Having been approved by top academics around the world, it’ll appear next year on research databases like ResearchGate for anyone to read.

What’s next for the 5G Project in 2021? 

The solution platform will come out of development early next year; and as soon as that happens, trials will begin. Pangea will provide a handful of ambulances with access to the solution and their 5G routers, monitor their progress and work with their feedback to fine-tune the technology.

In the meantime, Pangea encourages their partners to add 5G to their portfolios as soon as possible, and be among the first to bring 5G solutions to the UK.

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