Cable & Telecom

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

BARCELONA — The GSMA officially announced Wednesday afternoon the cancellation of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, scheduled for February 24-27, due to global concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Right up until the GSMA’s announcement, the list of companies who had said they would not attend the world’s biggest wireless show of the year was still growing. Vendors who had announced their non-participation in the event by Wednesday morning included Nokia, Ericsson, Sony, LG, Cisco and many others. In its statement posted on the MWC 2020 website, the GSMA said: “With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona...