Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled due to coronavirus concerns

February 12, 2020  - By
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Mobile World Congress, which was set to take place take place Feb. 24-27 in Barcelona, has been canceled as a result of coronavirus concerns. The cancellation comes after several exhibitors backed out of the show.

“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,” said GSMA CEO John Hoffman in a statement. “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.”

GSMA, which organizes Mobile World Congress, represent the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies.

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