Mobile broadband is vital in construction and care


Neither the building nor the care industry use typical office environments. In these sectors mobile internet via mobile broadband makes all the difference, as illustrated by several practical examples.

The construction industry: the importance of images

At a building site or in a technical installation on location, smartphones, laptops or other mobile devices are often used to monitor the implementation of plans or to take pictures of the various stages of the project. This requires a great deal of capacity and bandwidth, so a fast 4G connection is indispensable in these industries.

Today the speed of the mobile 4G network is close to that of a fixed (VDSL) connection. With a speed of up to 30 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream this is true mobile broadband. One of the players in the construction industry capitalising on this is energy specialist Opteco, whose work includes installing solar panels and home batteries.

All Opteco staff have a company smartphone with mobile data from Orange. If they are confronted with a complex problem during installation, the situation can immediately be put before one of the specialised operational managers. The smartphones are used to forward pictures and videos so the problem can be dealt with immediately.

Read our whitepaper on the digital future of construction companies to learn more about what mobile broadband can do for the industry. We take a more in-depth look at what innovations are available today and how construction companies can tackle their digital transformation effectively.


Care sector: access to medical file at the patient’s home

Another sector where a traditional workplace doesn’t really exist is the care industry. Doctors, nurses and other carers see patients in various locations. Obviously it is essential for all patient information to be available and updatable at each of those locations.

A textbook example for this sector is Wit-Gele Kruis. This home nursing organisation opted for fast and reliable connections (50 Mbps) from Orange, with the network connection monitored 24/7 by our experts. As a result, Wit-Gele Kruis staff always have access to up-to-date medical information for their home visits.

Wit-Gele Kruis is one of the nursing organisations that use our Health & Care services. Through this unique combination of ICT solutions, Orange aims to give health care a welcome boost. Faster connections and higher efficiency enable nursing staff to focus on what really matters: the health of their patients.


Fast access to mobile internet, even without a fixed workplace? On all your devices? Business Everywhere by Orange makes this possible. Click here for more details on Business Everywhere.

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