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Understanding COVID-19’s impact on the telecom sector

Guidance for telecommunications executives

Given the quick spread of COVID-19 and an increase in countries imposing restrictions on movement, our daily lives have required more time at home and more usage of data for work and leisure, resulting in a significant impact on the Telecom sector. This article explores how telecommunication companies are focusing on increasing network resiliency and reliability for the consumer while also looking at how COVID-19 may impact their planned investments, particularly in 5G.

Topics covered in this article:

  • Potential impacts on Telecom including network usage & resiliency, changes for the customer and overall financial impacts.
  • Key questions executives and boards should be asking.
  • Practical next steps.

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