TPG Telecom has partnered with medical imaging clinic network, I-MED, to deliver a dedicated high speed networking connecting all of I-MED’s locations across the country.
Under the agreement, TPG will leverage its national fibre assets to significantly improve I-MED Network’s capacity for distribution of medical images to its 180 clinic locations.
I-MED said by leveraging TPG’s network, many of I-MED’s regional locations can expect speeds up to 10Gbps, with most locations achieving increases between 20-50 times in network bandwidth.
Rollout of the network has already begun with completion planned for the end of 2016.
According to I-MED Network chief executive, Steven Rubric, working with TPG will allow the secure distribution of medical images.
“Recent advances in equipment such as CT and MRI scanners as well as mammography machines allow us to capture images with increased detail. While this has enabled faster diagnosis of health conditions, our current network bandwidth was not always able to meet the demand required by the increased size and quantity of images,” Rubric said.
“We will now be able to take full advantage of state-of-the-art 3D rendering applications, which provide our radiologists with incredible detail and new capabilities in image manipulation, ultimately improving diagnostic accuracy.”
TPG general manager of enterprise and wholesale, Mark Rafferty, said, “TPG is proud to partner with I-MED in delivering network services of such a critical nature to communities across the country.”
“We are delighted to demonstrate again that, with the TPG network, it is both technically possible and commercially viable to provide high capacity network services nationwide, not just in metropolitan areas.”