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Published: 17 July 2020

5G Outlook Series: The Impact of Mobile Technology on the Response to COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, putting immense pressure on healthcare systems and economies around the world, connectivity needs have changed abruptly. The response to COVID-19 has significantly affected connectivity trends, mobile technology use cases and the outlook for 5G deployment and adoption.

This paper, the first in a series that examines the effects of mobile technology on the response to COVID-19, highlights early examples of 5G technology being used during this time and assesses the outlook for the expanded use of 5G in an era when ubiquitous, high-bandwidth connectivity has become more critical than ever.

Learn more about the World Economic Forum’s 5G Global Accelerator Programme here: https://www.weforum.org/projects/5g-global-accelerator

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