Market Analysis

The impact of COVID-19 on the Global Telecommunications Industry

May 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic—perhaps more than any other event in human history— has demonstrated the critical importance that telecommunications infrastructure plays in keeping businesses, governments, and societies connected and running. Because of the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, people across the globe rely on technology for information, for social distancing, and working from home.


  • Sector Background
  • COVID-19’s impact on the sector
  • Response to the crisis
  • Going forward and IFC support