With most of the participating companies withdrawing from the biggest mobile event over the concerns over Corona virus spread, MWC 2020 is declared cancelled.
GSMA CEO John Hoffman said the corona virus fear has made it impossible for the Association to hold the event.
“With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event. The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision. The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions. Our sympathies at this time are with those affected in China, and all around the world,” Hoffman said.
MWC was scheduled to take place in Barcelona between February 24th and the 27th.
Ericsson, LG, ZTE, Nvidia, Intel, Vivo, Amazon, NTT Docomo, Cisco, Nokia, Sony, HMD, and BT are some of the top players who withdrew from the event.