Dark Clouds on the Horizon for MWC Barcelona

Last month, the GSMA congratulated itself for MWC Shanghai’s success, the first physical event of its kind this year. While there were over 20,000 visitors at the show, almost 100% are living in China.

Now, with only 13 weeks left until the official start of Mobile World Congress Barcelona, dark clouds have begun to gather for GSMA’s flagship event.

Early last week, Ericsson, one of the most important exhibitors in MWC with its 65,000 ft² pavilion, was the first to announce that it won’t participate in this year’s event. Last year, it was one of the first to withdraw its participation several weeks before MWC was finally canceled.

Ericsson Booth at MWC 2019

And, this week, British Telecom became the first operator to withdraw from physically participating in the congress.

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Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Mobile World Congress
Dark Clouds on the Horizon for Mobile World Congress

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Pablo Valerio

Pablo Valerio

Tech journalist, engineer. Based in Catalonia, covers international tech events, and Smart Cities. https://citiesofthefuture.eu and http://iot.eetimes.com