GSMA has officially cancelled this year’s Mobile World Congress which was slated to kick off on February 27 due to ongoing concerns regarding the the coronavirus according BGR.com.
According to a statement that have been provided to Bloomberg, John Hoffman, GSMA CEO stated that holding the trade show this year would be “impossible” given that the virus is still spreading.
Moreover, MWC is the largest mobile trade show in the world where some of the biggest names in tech traditionally show off their latest and greatest product.
Besides, the event will takes place in Barcelona and the potential for infections to spread was so great as to make holding the conference untenable.
On a related note, a report from earlier today relayed that the coronavirus might end up slowing down mass production on the iPhone 12 on account of factory closings.