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Post written by:

Carole Manero

Wireless Services practice leader

The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire planet, since it first appeared in late 2019. The crisis forced a number of countries to scale back their economic activity for several weeks, if not months. As a result, the global economy has fallen into its deepest recession since the Great Depression of 1929 – a recession that has affected every single industry worldwide. Even if telecommunications have helped sustain businesses that could continue to operate virtually, the telecoms industry itself, 5G included, has felt the impact of the pandemic.

This report analyses and measures the economic and societal impact that this public health crisis has had on regional 5G markets, and those in several advanced countries.

A few numbers:

  • How is Covid-19 affecting 5G: Combined losses of around 100 billion EUR between 2020 and 2026, chiefly in Asia/Pacific.

  • How is Covid-19 affecting 5G: The pandemic did create an opportunity to showcase 5G’s assets, in areas such as transport, education… and of course health