Mobile Internet data will be employed to control and track epidemics in Ghana, assisting avoid a repeat of the outbreak for West Africa Ebola similar to that in 2014. This move comes in a pioneering program declared this week by Vodafone Foundation. The program will employ gathered anonymous mobile data to trace real-time drifts in movement of the population, the charitable wing of the U.K. mobile service provider claimed in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress.
The amount of activity at each mobile handset pole will offer a heat map of how far users are and where users are moving at the time of an outbreak, while the information collected will be employed for decision-making in a lot of regions comprising agriculture, health, and transportation, it claimed.
Joakim Reiter, the External Affairs Director at Vodafone Group, claimed that the firm might employ its mobile data and technology to calculate human mobility and replicate how infections broaden. “This has the ability to save millions of lives,” Reiter claimed. The program, which will roll out later in 2018, will be financially supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation, claimed the Vodafone Foundation.
On the same note, Vodafone India is seeking at the broadband segment to fortify its venture portfolio, said the Sunil Sood, the MD and CEO of the telecom company. The carriers had posted 2x development in the enterprise business and will bet on its procurement of YOU Broadband, the fiber-to-home organization, to enter homes as well as connect with SMEs (small medium enterprises), and new businesses.
“We need to be a business solutions powerhouse, and not simply offer SIM cards. We have made an entry in the home broadband segment by means of obtaining of YOU Broadband,” said Sood. The enterprise section contributed around 17% to the telecom company’s India incomes in FY16-17.