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MWC 2020 Barcelona Cancelled over Coranavirus

Misc News - Published on Thu, 13 Feb 2020

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After Ericsson, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom has decided not to participate in the MWC, GSMA announced cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020. GSMA CEO John Hoffman said “Barcelona: Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006, the GSMA has convened the industry, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and industry leaders across the broader ecosystem. With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country, 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.”

Nokia said “Nokia has been carefully monitoring the situation following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, with the goal of making a fact-based decision related to our attendance at Mobile World Congress in 2020. While the health and safety of our employees is our absolute priority, we also recognize that we have a responsibility to the industry and our customers. In view of this, we have taken the necessary time to evaluate a fast-moving situation, engage with the GSMA and other stakeholders, regularly consult external experts and authorities, and plan to manage risks based on a wide range of scenarios. The conclusion of that process is that we believe the prudent decision is to cancel our participation at Mobile World Congress.”

Deutsche Telekom said “This wasn't an easy decision for us. But the health of our employees and of everyone who is our guest at MWC comes first. The Mobile World Congress is a great fair. And we are already looking forward to the next MWC.”

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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