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COVID-19: UK industry focus - Where next for telecoms?

The telecoms sector holds an elevated position in the UK’s political economy; its status as critical infrastructure proving fully justified during the present crisis. It has been keeping us connected as millions work and learn from home. Ensuring emergency networks remain operational. Delivering high-bandwidth content, apps, games, and social media for the entertainment and wellbeing of people stuck indoors. And all this despite historically high - and reshaped - demand.

As the industry continues to play a crucial role in the immediate term, demonstrating impressive levels of resilience, it also needs to look forward and understand how to meet the changing needs of consumers, businesses and wider society after COVID-19. 

Our experts discuss how telecoms operators can prepare for the future and boldly pursue new widespread and significant opportunities.

"In healthcare and the management of cities and areas where people gather in high numbers, such as entertainment venues, communications technology has huge potential to benefit society.”

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This insight is brought to you using the capability of Strategy&, PwC’s global strategy house, alongside our PwC industry experts. Together, we transform organisations by developing actionable strategies that deliver results. 

We are uniquely placed to combine strategy with technical, industry and execution expertise. We embed our strategy capabilities with expert teams across our PwC network, to show you where you need to go, the choices you’ll need to make to get there, and how to get it right. 

The result is an authentic strategy process powerful enough to capture possibility, while pragmatic enough to ensure effective delivery. It’s the strategy that turns vision into reality. It’s strategy, made real.


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Rolf Meakin

Rolf Meakin

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Jass Sarai

Jass Sarai

Head of Markets and Services for Audit, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7753 928448

Nick George

Nick George

Strategy Partner and Deals Leader for Technology, Media and Telecommunications, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7909 680182

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