China, the threat of the virus spreading across the world is also impacting the technology industry. Due to this virus, MWC 2020 , the world's largest tech event to be held in Barcelona, also had to be canceled. The MWC ( Mobile World Congress ) event was to be held from 24 February to 27 February. In fact, due to the threat of Karona virus, several leading companies have refused to attend this event, after which the GSM Association has decided to cancel this year's event.
What is MWC
MWC is held every year in February in Barcelona, Spain. It is the largest event in the telecom sector in the world. Many big and small companies including sponsors have already announced not to participate in this event. Recently, Vodafone also said that the company is monitoring reports related to Corona virus. The company has decided not to join the MWC this year after seeing the recently issued warning from the World Health Organization. Earlier, Nokia, HMD Global, LG, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, Tanla Solutions and some other companies had announced their withdrawal from MWC. More than 1 lakh visitors were expected to attend this tech event, which would include 5000 to 6000 visitors from China.
These companies had to launch
Companies like Xiaomi, Realme and Huawei recently confirmed that they are participating in this event. Xiaomi and Realme also held the launch events of their devices just before MWC. But now that the event has been officially canceled, we will have to wait for the statement of these companies.