By Mark Casey
COVID-19 may put the pain on telecom providers for the foreseeable future.
The effects of COVID-19 are being felt around the world and are having a significant impact on the telecom industry. As increasing numbers of countries impose restrictions on movement, people are spending more time at home for work and leisure — using vastly higher amounts of data.
Telecom providers are focused on increasing network resiliency and looking at how COVID-19 impacts their planned investments, particularly in 5G. Telcos are also making changes to benefit customers, who, during this time, need networking services more than ever. In some countries, data is being used as a tool to track and contain the spread of the virus.
Originally published on isemag.com July 1, 2020