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COVID-19 Impact on Telecom Services - Thematic Research

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  • 13 Pages
  • May 2020
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5055417
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COVID-19 Impact on Telecom Services - Thematic Research


The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread across the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. This report discusses the impact of the virus on leading companies in the telecom services sector.

Key Highlights
  • National telecom operators have had to juggle several roles to provide support to governments and customers during the COVID-19 crisis. They have been giving subscribers extra data and speed boosts to make the stay-at-home experience more bearable.
  • They have also been expected to provide extra capacity, set up emergency teams to maintain network quality for critical use cases, and provide insight into peoples’ movements in COVID-19-affected areas.
  • COVID-19 is turning operators into multi-utilities, providing a service (internet connectivity) that is now as important to the public as electricity, gas, water, or sewage, whilst simultaneously serving national security interests.
  • The challenge for operators is to balance this new role against their current go-to-market and competitive profiles in the age of COVID-19, and beyond.

  • This report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the global telecom services sector.
  • It identifies those companies that may benefit from the impact of COVID-19 over a 12-month period, as well as those companies that will lose out.
  • It includes a thematic screen, that ranks the leading companies in this sector on the basis of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, including COVID-19. This generates a leading indicator of future performance.

Reasons to Buy
  • COVID-19 is by far the most significant theme to affect the technology industry in 2020. It is effectively a stress test on companies’ ability to cope with extreme shocks.
  • COVID-19 will test the financial robustness of companies. Many companies will not survive this initial phase. Almost all others will suffer a significant drop in revenues.
  • This report will help you understand the impact of COVID-19 on the telecom services sector and identify which types of companies could potentially benefit from the impact of COVID-19, as well as those businesses that are set to lose out.

Table of Contents

COVID-19 is Now a Major Theme for 2020
  • COVID-19 Impact on Telecom Services
  • Telecom Services Sector Scorecard
  • Thematic Briefing

Appendix: Thematic Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • SK Telecom
  • Korea Telecom
  • Etisalat
  • China Telecom
  • AT&T
  • Saudi Telecom
  • SingTel
  • Ooredoo
  • Orange
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Vodafone
  • China Unicom
  • NTT
  • Softbank
  • Verizon
  • BT
  • Comcast
  • China Mobile
  • Telefonica
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Telstra
  • Sigfox
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Telecom Italia
  • US Cellular
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • KDDI
  • Advanced Info Service
  • KPN
  • Proximus
  • Mobily
  • Vodacom
  • Centurylink
  • Iliad
  • MTN Group
  • Ingenu
  • Swisscom
  • Telia
  • PLDT
  • T-Mobile USA
  • America Movil
  • BCE
  • Telenor
  • Telus
  • Rogers Comms
  • Globe Telecom
  • Veon
  • Tata Communications
  • GTT
  • Maxis
  • Altice
  • Spark New Zealand
  • Cox
  • Charter Communication
  • Telekomunikasi Indonesia
  • Sprint
  • Digi