The potential of the IoT in the healthcare sector is vast. From wearable devices which can measure individuals’ vital health statistics and enable remote monitoring of their conditions, to major hospital equipment which can transmit and receive information, sharing health data dynamically across and between healthcare organisations, myriad applications are being developed.
Home WiFi networks are under greater pressure than ever before. This time last year, the government estimatedthat every household in the UK owned at least 10 connected devices, and it has predicted that that figure will rise to 15 by 2020, thanks to the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). Meanwhile, high-resolution gaming and video streaming mean that even established connected devices – computers, tablets, connected TVs and smartphones – require more bandwidth than in the past.