Mobile World Congress? Or Mobile World Absent?

AFAIK, until now “few players” are skipping MWC this year

  • Amazon
  • Asus
  • Ericsson
  • LG
  • nVidia
  • Samsung (reduced people currently)
  • Sony (Broadcasting press converence via YT)
  • TCL (no press conference, only stands)

Definitely no Mobile World Conference.
Defecting companies:

  • Accedian
  • Amazon
  • Amdocs
  • AppsFlyer
  • ASUS
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • CommScope
  • Dali Wireless
  • Gigaset
  • Ericsson
  • F5 Network
  • Facebook
  • Iconectiv
  • Intel
  • InterDigital
  • LG
  • McAfee
  • Mediatek
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Panorama Software
  • RADWIn
  • Rakuten
  • Samsung (less people)
  • Sony
  • Sprint
  • TCL (no press release)
  • Telenor (less people)
  • Telnet Redes
  • Ulefone
  • Umidigi
  • Viber
  • Vivo
  • ZTE (no events)

Hotels, Restaurants and luxury shops are already complaining of the potential looses. Meanwhile workers continue preparing the congress and the authorities try to avoid more cancellations with messages about no coronavirus on the territory and increased control measures.

On friday GSMA is supposed to decide if MWC is postponed (…probably will be).

Cancel. Postpone it’s not feasible till the end of spread of Covid-19. Or a reliable vaccination/cure.

Hoping to do something useful, WHO page of Covid-19

Meeting rescheduled for today 14:00.
Nokia, DT, BT also not partecipating.

F1 GP Delayed. My forecast is for no happening Barcellona MWC

I cannot bring a official press release/tweet from GSMA, but

Barcelona’s MWC seems canceled.
Bloomberg statement

Yep! You’r right.