Companies across the world have been hit hard by the pandemic. The telecoms industry has been absolutely relentless in its efforts to ensure that their consumers, employees and customers are safe and have the means to stay connected.

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“Although most of us are still in the depths of the crisis and there is much uncertainty, we know that at some point it will end.” Those were the words of Ignacio Garcia Alves, chairman and CEO, Arthur D. Little, in the introductory letter of the recent report published by the company and to highlight how businesses are handling the situation today in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telecom Review asked all about what the report entails in an exclusive interview.

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Sofrecom has been up to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Telecom Review, Guillaume Boudin, CEO, Sofrecom, outlines the measures the company has taken to protect its employees and guarantee business continuity at the same time. He emphasizes the role that operators and infrastructures are currently playing and stresses that this role will be amplified once the crisis is over.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost every single industry out there and over the past few months, the pressure has been on for telecom operators and vendors to take it upon themselves to ensure efficient connectivity and to help businesses function and navigate the ‘new normal’.

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly cast it shadow over all industries and has proven the significant reliability on communication. The satellites industry is playing an important role during these difficult times by guaranteeing connectivity and entertainment to people all over the world. Imran Malik Khan, VP, global sales fixed data, SES Networks spoke to Telecom Review about the company’s role during these difficult times.

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Staying connected and safe are key in today’s current scenario in the country for families, friends and businesses. During this unprecedented period, that has challenged both health and economy, Etisalat has taken all steps to make sure that its network, services and teams are well equipped to help all our customers.

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The impact of the COVID-19 has been significant on all industries, but the telecommunications industry has been considered an important pillar to overcome this crisis. Femi Oshiga, vice president of service providers for MEA, CommScope explained to Telecom Review how the company is helping its customers and highlighted the importance of connectivity in these difficult times.

Read more: CommScope addressing the challenges of COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought with it tremendous challenges that many Telcos have had to deal with as fast as possible. Our reliability on connectivity has never been more crucial and this seems to be a very prevalent in the field of broadband as more people are expected to work from home.

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