Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2020

Qualcomm 5G Delays Following Coronavirus

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The world hasn’t experienced an existential crisis like the coronavirus since SARS in the early 2000s. It’s prompted multiple industries to experience significant declines in employee engagement and daily profits. Numerous companies have begun providing information to consumers regarding their future efforts following the coronavirus, with the latest being Qualcomm. Mobile infrastructures are being negatively impacted by this virus, which has infected twenty-eight thousand and killed more than five-hundred. Qualcomm acquires a significant percentage of their respective components to build global 5G Infrastructure’s.

Chinese government officials have warned billions of citizens not to engage with their working responsibilities if significant concerns to infection are raised. It’s prompted more than 50+ million in the last four weeks to call in sick throughout some period. This has forced an immediate decline in production for Qualcomm Components, which means that infrastructure development will be delayed. Considering that North American and European telecommunication providers build their services off the Qualcomm infrastructure, this means millions in two of the most technologically advanced unions will experience delays on already purchased services.

The Qualcomm Company have provided insight to investors, informing them that the Q2 2020 forecast will expect substantial declines following the coronavirus. This potential disruption in profits has caused concerns to investors, demanding that additional production be maintained elsewhere. India is the other technological hub that holds contracts with Qualcomm; there’s a significant chance that production rates could increase drastically in this region. Financial and technical analysts both expect that a substantial boom in popularity for India will occur when looking at production contracts. The coronavirus could be one of the most financially detrimental matters to strike China markets.

When the coronavirus first broke out in the Chinese province of Wuhan, Qualcomm investors were told that the 1st quarter in 2020 would sustain lower profits. Those results haven’t been publicly released, but Qualcomm expected a 5% decline in profits, meaning this tech conglomerate would acquire $ 5.05 billion in Q1 2020. The second quarter is expected to be worse, with profits declining to $4.9 billion. Investors were informed that the third and fourth quarters are expected to sustain regular gains.

Additional Companies Forced to Limit Production

The Qualcomm Company hasn’t been the only technology-based corporation affected by the coronavirus. Both Huawei and Samsung were forced to limit production facilities, seeing a decline of 90% in employee activity for the last three weeks. The Apple Corporation shut down all retail locations in China and limited their production facilities to 40% of the standard percentage. The LG Company revealed that they wouldn’t attend the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It’s firmly expected that additional fallouts will occur with the rise of the coronavirus in China.

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