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Cancellation of MWC 2020

February 12, 2020.

Mobile World Congress.

MWC 2019. © GSM Association.

Dismal news for the mobile industry: with the ongoing 2019-nCoV epidemic and last week’s announcement by LG that it wouldn’t attend MWC 2020, other companies followed suit: AT&T, Amazon, BT, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, Intel, Facebook, HMD Global, Nokia, Sprint, Verizon, Sony, MediaTek, Royole, Marvell, Volvo, Orange, Nvidia, Marvell, McAfee, Sprint, Rakuten, Western Digital and Vivo. The GSM Association decided that it had no choice but to cancel Mobile World Congress 2020. It’s also terrible news for the city of Barcelona, as well as its hotels and restaurants, since the MWC attracts over 100,000 people from all over the world, including 6,000 from China. However, some companies, like TCL and Xiaomi, will still hold their events for reporters in Barcelona.

BBC News, “MWC 2020: Smartphone showcase cancelled over coronavirus fears.”