What’s the news: T-Mobile has deployed its super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G in and around the Miami VA Healthcare System — another milestone in its long-standing partnership with the VA to expand healthcare access to Veterans.
Why it matters: The future of healthcare is now! With 5G speeds, medical teams can improve critical telehealth services and provide more efficient care across the facility with instant wireless access to large amounts of patient information.
Who it’s for: Medical staff and veterans served by the VA.
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Feb 25, 2021 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced it has deployed Ultra Capacity 5G at the Miami Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System, bringing incredible 5G speed and performance to medical staff and patients with capable devices. T-Mobile currently provides in-building 4G LTE wireless connectivity across more than 50 VA Healthcare Systems with more to come this year. Today, thanks to a new custom 5G installation — the first T-Mobile has deployed at any hospital — doctors and nurses can tap into America’s largest and fastest 5G network throughout the facility in Miami.
In-building 5G radios provide T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G coverage in the hospital that can deliver speeds of 300 Mbps (7.5x faster than LTE today) with peaks up to 1 Gbps. And, faster speeds are important when every second counts. Medical teams will be able to quickly access high bandwidth files such as imaging results, labs and medical charts without having to be tethered to a computer. And, this is just the beginning! In the future, 5G will unlock new capabilities that could take healthcare to the next level.
“We set out to do good with our 5G network and right now healthcare is more important than ever. T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G brings healthcare providers the fastest 5G network of any provider enabling them to deliver high quality medical care,” said Mike Katz, EVP, T-Mobile for Business. “We are proud to be a long-standing partner of the VA and now the medical teams at the Miami VA Healthcare System can tap into 5G. This is an exciting step towards the future of healthcare made possible by the T-Mobile network.”
T-Mobile works with hundreds of top hospitals and health systems in the U.S., including the VA, to put wireless connectivity in the hands of both medical providers and patients. The Un-carrier collaborated with the VA to provide up to 70,000 lines of wireless service to doctors, nurses and hospital staff across their hospitals and also worked with the VA Secretary's Center for Strategic Partnerships (SCSP) to help enhance access to the VA's telehealth platform, VA Video Connect, to make healthcare more accessible to millions of veterans — providing free unlimited access to online telehealth services. T-Mobile continues to connect a significant number of VA telehealth visits which surged during the pandemic. More than one in four veterans received a portion of their care in the VA via telehealth — that’s a 79% increase in veterans served from the previous year.
“Groundbreaking collaborative partnerships like this play an important role in our success moving forward and we are grateful to T-Mobile for their continued commitment to the partnership with VA,” said Deborah Scher, Executive Advisor to the VA Secretary and leads the VA’s SCSP.
“T-Mobile has a strategic vision aligned with the VA to deliver the best technology giving veterans every advantage in quality care, both on-site and through telehealth appointments,” said David Bezzant, Vice President T-Mobile for Government. “Our partnership with the VA has allowed us to work together to build customized solutions enabling the VA to bring more healthcare services to veterans.”
T-Mobile for Business brings healthcare and enterprise customers 5G that’s better for business. With America’s largest and fastest nationwide 5G network, the Un-carrier brings fast 5G speed to more people and places than any other wireless provider. Extended Range 5G goes beyond cities and extends to rural areas covering 280 million people over 1.6 million square miles.T-Mobile’s unmatched Ultra Capacity 5G can deliver speeds of 300 Mbps and peak speeds up to 1 Gbps giving rise to the convergence of mobility for companies to work more efficiently, drive additional productivity, solve business challenges and ultimately bring best in class advancements to the market and customers.
For more information on T-Mobile's partnership to expand telehealth access for veterans, visit https://www.t-mobile.com/business/resources/articles/va-case-study.
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Opensignal Awards – USA: 5G User Experience Report January 2021, based on independent analysis of average speeds from mobile measurements recorded during the period September 16 – December 14, 2020 © 2021 Opensignal Limited. Ultra Capacity 5G includes dedicated mid- and/or high-band 5G signals. T-Mobile’s Ultra Capacity 5G covers hundreds of cities and millions of people, with more added all the time; see T-Mobile.com/5Glayers. Capable device required. Some uses may require certain plan or feature; see T-Mobile.com.
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