MWC 2020 is Cancelled
Mobile World Congress 2020 has been cancelled on account of issues over the coronavirus. Throughout a little bit of a complicated morning, we first solely had native studies from Barcelona (the host metropolis) saying that the choice to close the present down had been made, however GSMA, the governing physique that hosts MWC has since confirmed the information.
The change within the choice to proceed with the present comes after per week+ of firms backing out one-by-one, additionally over coronavirus issues. LG was one of many first to again out eight days in the past, however we’ve got since seen NVIDIA, ZTE, Sony, Amazon, and lots of others make the identical choice.
GSMA says that they plan to host MWC 2021 once more in Barcelona.
What does this imply for 2020 and the cell trade? Umm, nothing is stopping any of the businesses that have been planning to attend MWC from asserting no matter they deliberate to announce. They can nonetheless try this, whether or not its by way of press launch, on-line occasion, or new occasion in a brand new location. That’s being simplistic, after all. I do know there are many private conferences and planning that goes on that can assist additional advance 5G or no matter different applied sciences these firms are cooking up. This may hinder that some.
Playing it secure, effectively, this is in all probability the proper transfer.