The Mobile World Congress won’t be held this yr. The MWC 2020 was scheduled to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 24 February to 27 February however today the producers have determined to cancel the tech present and the reason being Coronavirus unfold from China. The corporations are repeatedly expelling MWC and pre MWC occasions and have now determined to cancel the occasion a couple of weeks again. However, this has by no means occurred earlier than within the historical past of Mobile World Congress occasion.
The GSM Association, which hosts MWC, has thus far issued a number of press releases stating that issues will likely be deliberate, however today immediately the corporate's board has stopped the MWC tech present for this yr on account of frequent cancellations. <! –
It just isn’t but clear what the pre-MWC occasion goes to be on 22 and 23 February.
MWC 2020: Which corporations refuse to attend?
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has additionally introduced that it isn’t taking part in MWC 2020. The firm mentioned it was about to show its APEX 2020 idea cellphone right here at MWC 2020, though the corporate mentioned in a press release, "The health and safety of our employees and the public is our top priority." LG and ZTE have been the primary manufacturers to announce plans to not carry out on the Mobile World Congress 2020.
However, one of many huge exhibitors who has dropped out of this occasion is the identify of Ericsson. The Swedish networking and telecommunications firm introduced that it was not attending MWC 2020. The firm additionally confirmed that its staff and prospects wouldn’t attend the occasion. It additional said that well being and security is the highest precedence of the corporate. Ericsson has as an alternative made one other plan to showcase demos and content material created for MWC at native occasions referred to as "Ericsson Unbox". In this program, the corporate goes to showcase its newest merchandise and innovation.
Chinese networking big ZTE is predicted to showcase its merchandise on the occasion, however the firm can’t maintain any main launch occasions right here. Among smartphone makers, each LG and Sony have determined to not attend MWC 2020. Samsung, one other huge participant globally, has additionally introduced to not make its presence felt at MWC this yr. With Sony and LG out, Nokia (HMD Global), Realme and another manufacturers are additionally differentiating themselves from the occasion.