Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home Lead Story Facebook, Cisco On Top Front To Drop Out of MWC 2020

Facebook, Cisco On Top Front To Drop Out of MWC 2020

With the rapid spread of the China virus showing no signs of slowing down, the industry watchers have also warned that more companies may avoid the tech event

Cisco and Facebook have become the latest big tech firms to drop out of the worlds largest mobile industry exhibition, the Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC) citing concerns related to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

The social media giant and Cisco have joined the growing list of companies — including LG electronics, Ericsson, Nvidia, Sony, Amazon, now Intel, Vivo, and NTT Docomo deciding not to attend the mobile trade show.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Facebook employees would not be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress due to the evolving public health risks related to coronavirus. We will continue to collaborate with the GSMA and our partners and thank them for their efforts,” a company spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.

Cisco took to Twitter to announce that it would not be at MWC.

“We have made the difficult decision to withdraw from participating in Mobile World Congress scheduled for Feb 24-27 in Barcelona due to concerns about the current outbreak of coronavirus,” the company tweeted.

MWC’s organiser GSMA has also issued sweeping safeguards over growing concerns of deadly coronavirus.

The GSMA has completely banned visitors from the China’s Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is the epicentre of the epidemic that has so far claimed 1,113 lives.

Facebook
Cisco and Facebook have become the latest big tech firms to drop out of the worlds largest mobile industry exhibition, the Mobile World Congress 2020 (MWC) citing concerns related to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). IANS

According to GSMA CEO John Hoffman, all travellers from the province will not be permitted access to the event.

ALSO READ: OnePlus Plans To Make Google Assistant Ambient Mode Available on All its Smartphones

With the rapid spread of the China virus showing no signs of slowing down, the industry watchers have also warned that more companies may avoid the tech event. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,138FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,775FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Leading change in India’s Remote Areas: Nutrition Month

When Bihar's Kurmaha village-based Lalmati Devi, a rural laborer from an impoverished background, attended sessions on health and nutrition through a self-help group she's...

76% Marathi Singles Take Their Own Decision on Marriage

Data revealed fascinating insights on Maharashtrians and their partner preferences while choosing for their marriage. Marathi Matrimony one of the leading matchmaking services for Marathis,...

Playback Singer Asha Bhosle Says- “Do Your Riyaz Daily”

When she turned 88, Asha Bhosle reinvented herself. She launched her YouTube channel, shared anecdotes about her life with audiences spanning three generations or...

Know if Natural Medicines Can Heal Coronavirus Symptoms

In the last eight months of the Coronavirus pandemic, enough cases have been made for supplementing Covid-19 treatment with natural medicine. Data emerging from...

Having Pets Linked to Reduced Psychological Stress During Lockdown

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against the psychological stress during the lockdown, say researchers adding that keeping...

Checkout The Latest Trends in Travel Amid Pandemic

Online searches for accommodations over the past few months are reflecting how consumers are viewing travel in the new normal, and several unique trends...

Depression Among COVID Patients can Defeat the Mission

BY SALIL GEWALI When uncertainty and worries come calling, the body's immune system crashes. But contrastingly, one believes, COVID-19 is fought only with better immunity....

Takshak: The Untold and Forgotten Story of a Hindu Warrior

Today, let's talk about a brave Hindu warrior, Takshak, who has been forgotten by the modern era. Let's look at his story of valor...

Recent Comments