The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and Near-Future Implications
18 September 2001
Buswells Hotel, Dublin
A Project funded by the Centre for Cross Border Studies with the support of eircom
Mr Des Colman, Head of Management Process and Corporate Relations, eircom
A focus on policy issues arising from the evolution and development of communication systems within and between the Republic and Northern Ireland, both for governmental authorities and for a range of non-governmental organisations.
Professor Fionn Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
|11:30||Developing telecardiology services on the island of Ireland
Remote diagnosis and healthcare can provide not just better quality in care but also the use of new technologies can result in very considerable cost savings to an ever more hard-pressed health system. This section of the report outlines the experience of an existing remote diagnosis service bringing medical care to patients in Belfast and Cork. Includes a live demonstration of a remote diagnostic system.
Ms Geraldine McParland, Belfast City Hospital
Understanding the costs involved in voice, data or other uses of mobile telephones is an extremely difficult task. This section of the report is a contribution towards a badly needed comparative appraisal of mobile telephone costs, outlining what the consumer can gain from a careful evaluation of what is on offer north and south of the border.An analysis of Roaming Tariffs is also presented, with particular emphasis on the choice of roaming partner to minimise costs.
Includes a demonstration of a prototype information system (www.B4Ucall.com) which provides quick and accurate ongoing access to such information.
Prof Fionn Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast
|12:15 pm||Question and Answer session
An opportunity for discussion with the research team. Professor Fionn Murtagh, Queen’s University Belfast,
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