The restriction of travel due to the coronavirus crisis will affect tourism, but will have another collateral impact: the telecommunications companies. With the fall in travel will come the collapse of roaming (the charges made by operators for using the network when the customer travels to another country) and the income of operators for it, according to the British newspaper Financial Times.

The newspaper estimates that the industry’s global revenue will fall by 25 billion, according to a report by Juniper Research, with around 12 billion shrinking during the high summer season.

Operators are seeing data usage soar since the confinement took effect, but as a Moody’s report warned, this does not directly impact their revenues because in most cases they market bundles at a closed price regardless of network usage.

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