Final yr’s Cell World Congress (MWC) was relying on internet hosting an in-person occasion for so long as it may until virtually all main exhibitors stored pulling out. And it seems to be like regardless of MWC’s greatest laid plans, this yr will not be going to be any completely different.
After Nokia, Sony, Ericsson and Oracle all pulling out of MWC 2021, Google has introduced that it too is not going to be exhibiting on the world’s largest cell phone present.
“Following our present COVID-19 journey restrictions and protocols, Google has made the choice to not exhibit at Cell World Congress this yr. We are going to proceed to collaborate intently with GSMA and assist our companions by way of digital alternatives. We look ahead to this yr’s actions and seeing you in Barcelona in 2022,” Google stated in a press release.
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Earlier in February this yr, GSMA, the organisers behind the Cell World Congress, had announced that they have been going forward with an in-person occasion this yr. This bought most potential exhibitors and attendees nervous because the Covid-19 pandemic has not abated but.
It is usually considerably scary that as per GSMA’s bulletins, solely very commonplace precautions should be maintained to be able to attend the present. These embody sporting masks and a damaging Covid-19 take a look at inside 72-hours of arrival.
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To place issues into perspective, none of those are thought of to be ample to forestall Covid-19. GSMA has additionally not included the should be vaccinated of their lists of necessities on the time of announcement.
Nevertheless, since huge names like Google have began pulling out now, it stays to be seen if the organisers are going to vary their minds.