Digital health: a major opportunity for telecoms

If healthcare is a part of your growth strategy, our digital health insights and support can help.

Why you should focus on digital health

The healthcare industry is changing on a global scale, bringing new challenges centred on a lack of available resources. Digital health technology enables better, more proactive, and more bespoke patient management at lower cost, and will therefore play a key role in driving necessary efficiency gains within the industry.

However, healthcare is still one of the least digitised sectors worldwide – this provides operators with a real and lasting opportunity to add value beyond core connectivity.

What our customers say

“STL brings edge expertise. They understand that landscape across telco and other ecosystems”

Head of Commercial & Partnering for a global operator

“We worked closely with STL in true partnership to deliver high quality, actionable insights that were not available elsewhere”

Head of Cloud Edge for a global operator

“The consulting team worked with professionalism and produced high-quality output that could be repurposed in a wide variety of ways”

Product Manager, Service Provider Analytics, for a multinational hardware and software company


The digital health opportunity for telcos

An overview of the opportunity in digital health for the telecoms industry and how telcos should address the healthcare market.


Telcos in health webinar

In this session Amy Cameron and Yesmean Luk looked at the opportunities for telcos in health. As a growing industry, with a national focus and significant digitisation challenges, healthcare is an attractive vertical for telcos seeking to build new revenues beyond core communications services.


Telcos in health – Part 2: How to crack the healthcare opportunity

In this report, we look at nine telcos’ approaches to the healthcare market to identify keys areas of opportunity and lessons on what it takes to succeed.


Four strategies for telcos in healthcare

The combination of improving health IT systems, more demanding patients, the growing maturity of analytics and AI, and rising cost pressures on healthcare systems together are creating a tipping point for growth in digital health. Which part of the digital health market should telcos play in, and how?


STL / ETIS Telcos in health workshop

Drawing on lessons from telcos with 10+ years of experience in healthcare, this workshop will help others understand which part of the digital health market they should play in, and how.


TELUS Health: Innovation leader case study

Healthcare is an attractive vertical for telcos to address with digital solutions. Although many telcos have made attempts to capture this opportunity, TELUS stands out as an example of the value of a long-term commitment to healthcare. In this case study, we examine TELUS’ strategy in health, evidence of its success, and draw out lessons for other telcos.


5G’s healthcare impact

This report explores the impact of 5G on the healthcare industry. It illustrates the benefits and example use cases, as well as quantifying the potential efficiency gains, that 5G will enable.


Telcos in health – Part 1: Where is the opportunity?

We look at overarching trends in digital health and how telcos, global internet players, and health focused software and hardware vendors are positioning themselves to address the needs of resource-strained healthcare providers.


Telcos in healthcare: Winning in a long game, Babylon, and the impact of 5G

Insights on the role for telcos in healthcare, the main lessons learned to date, and the impact of 5G on healthcare and telcos within it. From the TELUS Carrier Health Summit, Toronto, May 2019.

Meet the telco healthcare team

Amy Cameron

Amy Cameron

Senior Analyst

Darius Singh

Darius Singh

Senior Consultant

Chris Barraclough

Chris Barraclough

Partner and Director

Reah Jamnadass

Reah Jamnadass