South Africa is currently under a national state of disaster as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
One of the strategic responses instituted by governments across the world has been total or partial lockdowns to advance social distancing in order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. At its strictest level, only essential services are permitted to operate during the lockdown and working from home has been encouraged, while many people have not been able to work at all. Consequently, business operations, including that of telcos, have been disrupted amidst the economic slowdown.
This whitepaper discusses Deloitte’s point of view on the potential scenarios that South African telcos may find themselves in, and how they can respond and chart a successful recovery path over the next 24 months.