Covid-19 industry impact: LIVE - Mobile World Live

Covid-19 industry impact: LIVE

05 JUN 2020

Mobile World Live is tracking the ongoing impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on the industry: this concise blog will be updated daily as we track how operators and major players are adapting to, and helping tackle, the spread of the virus.

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TODAY (5 JUNE, 2020):

  • Three UK plans to reopen more than 250 stores across England on 15 June, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to follow once it receives government guidance.
  • Broadcom CEO Hock Tan warned the company’s fiscal 2020 revenue would be impacted by a major product cycle delay at a large North American mobile phone customer, fuelling speculation of delays to Apple’s next iPhone launch.
  • Telecom Italia reportedly agreed further job reductions which would bring the total number of staff departing the operator in 2020 to 3,400, as the company scrambles to adapt to the financial impact of the outbreak.

4 JUNE:

  • Ericsson prepared to halt work on North American towers to protect staff ahead of an expected protest against 5G technology following misinformation connecting it to the pandemic.

3 JUNE:

  • Vodafone UK will reopen 65 retail outlets from 15 June, with the potential of 300 more a week later.
  • US politicians argued local authorities don’t have enough time to adequately review a Federal Communications Commision 5G tower plan as they focus on combating the pandemic.
  • Telefonica and heavyweights from other industries launched a programme in search of projects that could boost economic recovery.

1 JUNE:

  • O2 UK aims to get stores in England open on 15 June, but is awaiting official details before doing the same in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • Mexican broadcaster Televisa unveiled its MVNO service early as it looked to capitalise on demand for lower tariff prices.
  • Gartner joined other analyst companies in reporting the global smartphone sector saw its largest annual slump in Q1 this year.

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