GSMA Cancels MWC 2020 Due to nCoV Outbreak

Ciara Alarcon
The GSM Association (GSMA) has officially canceled the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus. This year’s MWC was originally slated from February 24 to February 27, 2020.

GSMA Cancels MWC 2020 Due to nCoV Outbreak
GSMA Cancels MWC 2020 Due to nCoV Outbreak

On its official statement, GSMA CEO John Hoffman addressed that “the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event.” He added that the Host City Parties also respect and understand this move.

“The GSMA and the Host City Parties will continue to be working in unison and supporting each other for MWC Barcelona 2021 and future editions,” Hoffman noted.

GSMA also expressed its sympathy for those people affected in China and all around the world by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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In case you missed it, several brands already canceled their participation in this year’s MWC ahead of GSMA’s cancellation. Meanwhile, companies are still expected to hold their own product announcements via live stream.

You can read GSMA’s official statement here.

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