target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Dec 2023 - Document type: Market Note - Doc Document number: # US51396823
T-Mobile's Hybrid 5G Network for Boston Children's Hospital: Combining Robust Secure Connectivity with the Mobility to Serve Patients Wherever, Whenever the Need Arises
This IDC Market Note examines the recent announcement that T-Mobile and its partners will be building the first 5G hybrid network in healthcare for Boston Children's Hospital. While private 4G/5G networks have been hot topics in the industry, their specific emphasis on connectivity within the four walls of the company facility presents limited utility for many organizations whose operations, customer interactions, and revenue-generating activity occur far from the company headquarters. Hybrid 5G networks that seamlessly integrate the security of onsite, zero trust connectivity with the mobility provided by leveraging the macro cellular network are not only critical for industries like healthcare that provide lifesaving services in a hospital setting but are also tasked with supporting clinicians and their patients in remote clinics and in at-home settings.