The world's largest cellular commerce honest Mobile world congress (MWC) will happen in Barcelona from February 24th to 27th.
The annual worldwide occasion of the telecommunications trade normally attracts greater than 100,000 delegates from round 200 international locations over 4 days. Each main telecommunications and expertise big displays (except for Apple, which prefers its personal occasions).
With worldwide concern over the novel outbreak of coronavirus, which the World Well being Group labeled as a worldwide emergency on the finish of final month, an increasing number of corporations have introduced they may not be current. Others, resembling Telenor, TCL, and ZTE, have canceled press occasions or mentioned they may cut back their presence, though they nonetheless plan to attend. Right this moment, the Chinese language telephone producer Xiaomi additionally confirmed it turn into go to – tweet a press release detailing the precautions taken.
The organizer of MWC, the GSMA, has announced a number of restrictions intends to scale back the chance of coronavirus infections on the convention, together with a ban on provincial vacationers in China the place the virus was first recognized. It was additionally introduced that the individuals could be examined for temperature. require convention individuals to certify themselves that they haven’t come into contact with an contaminated particular person; and means that delegates introduce a "no hand shake" coverage to restrict contact.
Per that GSMAThis yr, greater than 2,400 corporations are exhibiting on the MWC.
Beneath is a listing of corporations which have canceled their participation within the convention. We’ll replace them with any additions upon receipt
Corporations which have canceled MWC 2020
F5 Networks (confirmed by e mail)
Gigaset (confirmed by e mail)
Viber (confirmed by e mail)
This text has been up to date with a correction to take away "Rakuten" from the record of cancellations after a earlier spokesman offered us with incorrect data