Ericsson Pulls Out Of MWC 2020 For Corona Virus

Ericsson pulls out of MWC 2020 as Coronavirus concerns intensify

Ericsson pulls out of MWC 2020 as Coronavirus concerns intensify

Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson has announced that it is pulling out of attending the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2020 conference in Barcelona, Spain - the world's biggest annual event for the telecoms industry.

To display the business's profile and also advancements, Ericsson will certainly take the demonstrations and also material developed for the MWC Barcelona to clients in their residence markets with neighborhood occasions called "Ericsson Unboxed".

"We've informed GSMA, the organisers of MWC Barcelona, that we won't be sending our employees to this year's event. It is very unfortunate, but we firmly believe that the most responsible commercial decision is to withdraw our participation from this year's event". On Tuesday, South Korean phone manufacturer LG said it would not attend this year's event, also citing concerns about the coronavirus. While there's little sign of a mass exodus in the works, the departure of Ericsson is a blow to the show because it's one of the biggest exhibitors.

Coronavirus has now killed more than 800 people - the vast majority in mainland China - and infected 34,800 others.

Chinese-based ZTE has chose to cancel its Devices Press conference scheduled on February 25, although it is still planning on attending the event.

GSMA, the organization that runs the CMM, has implemented a series of measures to control the risks posed by the disease, including a no handshake policy.

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As well as drawing large numbers of visitors, the Mobile World Congress usually gives a $500 million lift to the local economy as delegates throng to the Fira trade fairgrounds, wine and dine contacts and criss-cross Barcelona by taxi.

Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona, Spain on February 24-27.

"It is of great importance to the GSMA to continue to convene the industry at this critical time where connectivity is on the cusp of a new industrial revolution", the group said in a statement.

MWC 2020 will begin in just a few weeks but the fears continue as more cases have been reported in recent days. F1 also has a race scheduled for China, where several sporting events have been postponed already.

It also added that following the outbreak and continued spreading of the novel corona virus, the company closely monitored the development and adhered to recommendations from relevant national authorities and worldwide bodies.

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