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Coronavirus prompts Sony, Amazon, Sony & Ericsson to join Barcelona mobile congress exodus

GSMA May Decide To Call Off Mobile World Congress Owing To Mass Absentees Report Sony, Amazon drop out of major European tech show over a virus
Laverne Griffith | 13 February, 2020, 00:58

Organizers of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona announced today that this year's conference will be canceled after more than two dozen companies pulled out due to concerns about the global coronavirus outbreak.

"With the continued global threat of the Coronavirus, CommScope has made the decision to cancel our physical presence at Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona", said the CommScope announcement. However, with the COVID-19 (formerly known as the 2019 novel coronavirus) outbreak continuing to develop, some brands have chose to pull out of the biggest mobile trade show of the year, with Sony and Ericsson earlier joining the growing list of absentees, including LG, Amazon, and Nvidia.

According to GSMA CEO John Hoffman, all travelers in the province will not be allowed access to the event.


A Sony statement said: "As we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our customers, partners, media and employees, we have taken the hard decision to withdraw from exhibiting and participating at MWC 2020 in Barcelona". I know there are plenty of non-public meetings and planning that goes on that will help further advance 5G or whatever other technologies these companies are cooking up.

In the latest press release last week, GSMA said it planned to move ahead with the MWC despite some large companies pulling out. ZTE still plans to exhibit new 5G phones at MWC, while LG plans to hold its own events later this year to announce new mobile products.

The telecommunications equipment manufacturer Nokia said it believed it was a "prudent decision" to cancel its participation. The people who are in China need to provide proof they have been outside the country for 14 days.


Organisers have also confirmed that temperature screening will be in place during the trade show and it is encouraging those attending to adopt a "no-handshake" policy.

On Tuesday, Spanish publication El Pais reported that the GSMA executives would meet on Friday and consider their next steps, which could include suspending this year's event.


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