"We really want to get to those people on the bottom of the economic pyramid so we can make sure they have access to the Internet and they can get all the benefits we all see from being connected to the Internet," Jacobs added.
The rise of cheaper smartphones and network-enable devices has major implications for health care around the world. "There's $2.7 trillion being spent on health care in the U.S. and over three-quarters of that is spent on chronic disease management," according to Jacobs. (Read More: Rising Health-Care Premiums Hit Middle Class.)
Mobile health can have an impact on that spending, he said, as it will allow people to better monitor themselves and family members.
Cardiac monitoring can be done through and Apple iPhone, for example, the Qualcomm executive said.