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  • Bryan Tan

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance Solutions For Singapore's Maritime Industry

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

On 26 April, we've had the chance to sail over to St. John islands, or at least within the vicinity, where M1 announced its partnership with Fullerton Health to launch 5G-enabled telemedicine services for the maritime industry.

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance
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These services will be powered by M1's recently unveiled 5G industry solutions and is the next step of their 5G journey, aiming to offer widespread standalone offshore 5G coverage for Singapore's southern coast.

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance
Credits: M1

This suite of 5G industry solutions, comprising of M1 SMARTsafe, SMARTsecure, SMARTasset and SMARTops, adopts a plug-and-play approach that caters to the different needs of companies and, of course, is scalable and allows M1 to expand into new revenue streams through end-to-end customer services in addition to providing 5G connectivity.

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance
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For example, while en route to St. John, M1 and Fullerton also demonstrated a practical application of 5G-enabled telemedicine services out at sea under the M1 SMARTsafe suite. Maritime ship workers, often out at sea, can receive consultation services enabled by 5G in the form of real-time video chats with healthcare professionals stationed on land.


Not only that, but a 5G-enabled drone can also be activated to deliver prescribed medications to ship workers from shore, saving the time needed to physically move the patient to shore.

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance
Credits: M1

All sailors and staff of Singaporean shipping companies will have access to such telemedicine services starting in July 2023 as long as they are connected to M1's 5G network.


As part of its SMARTsecure solution offerings, M1 introduced marine surveillance system kits powered by 5G for onboard security. Ships at sea will now be able to install real-time video surveillance systems and receive seamless feed as they would have on land, thanks to 5G connectivity.

M1 Unveils 5G Telemedicine & Surveillance
Credits: M1

While there weren't any physical demos, M1 also shared with us a bit about their SMARTasset and SMARTops offerings, which involve using autonomous robotics for asset inspections and using 5G-enabled devices to improve workplace productivity. If you are interested in learning more, check out their Maritime 5G Solutions website here.


With such services, M1 hopes to seamlessly integrate these suites of solutions within its 5G infrastructure and will continue to improve its enterprise solutions by forming partnerships beyond the Maritime industry as well.

 
  • M1 and Fullerton Health have partnered to launch 5G-enabled telemedicine services for the maritime industry.

  • The services will be powered by M1's recently released 5G SMARTsafe solutions and will offer real-time video chats with healthcare professionals and 5G-enabled drones that can deliver prescribed medications to ship workers from the shore.

  • M1 also introduced marine surveillance powered by 5G for onboard security, which will allow ships at sea to install real-time video surveillance systems and receive seamless footage as they would have on land.

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