Intelligence Brief: Is 5G a smartphone lifeline? – Mobile World Live

Intelligence Brief: Is 5G a smartphone lifeline? – Mobile World Live

As countries around the world ease pandemic-related restrictions on consumers and businesses, it is abundantly clear operators and smartphone vendors now inhabit a fundamentally changed economic landscape. Covid-19 (coronavirus) sent shockwaves through every sector of the economy, and while it has been better insulated than some, the telecom industry will inevitably feel the effects of the 3 per cent global GDP contraction the IMF predicts for this year.

Operators and smartphone vendors are now facing the ominous dual prospects of a severe global recession and a prolonged slump for
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