MWC 2020 is officially cancelled due to 2019-nCoV
Yesterday we covered rumors that the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 would be cancelled. Well, today it is official. GSM Alliance (GSMA)’s CEO has just announced that the annual event where everyone with a stake in the mobile market comes down to showcase or checkout the latest stuff, is cancelled.
The event which was supposed to start 24th February saw participants drop out despite GSMA promising to take precautionary measures to protect attendees by doing temperature screening and even banning visitors from the worst hit areas in China. But even then, it is still a risky endeavor to attend crowded conference halls with the ongoing 2019-nCoV (or COVID-19) outbreak.
GSMA is already preparing for MWC 2021, but we know that all these tech innovators won’t be waiting for that to show off what they have planned for MWC 2020. Probably we will see more standalone events by individual companies to unveil their latest innovation. Good thing that Xiaomi is hosting a separate event to launch their Mi 10 instead of doing it in MWC 2020.
Pokdepinion: It is all for the better… Hopefully we find a vaccine for 2019-nCoV soon.