Even Nvidia will skip the Mobile World Congress: like Ericsson and LG, the reason would lie in the growing spread of the coronavirus, whose number of confirmed cases of infection, compared to what we have reported in recent days, has already risen to over 34,000.
Given the risks involved, we decided to put the health of our colleagues, partners and customers first, a company spokesman announced. We are looking forward to showing the work and progress we have made in the field of artificial intelligence, with 5G and VRAN and there will be other occasions. We are sorry not to participate, but we believe this is the right decision to make.
As we said, Nvidia the third company that should have participated in the fair to be held in Barcelona in late February and which has already announced that it will skip this edition due to the growing spread of the coronavirus. Although not everyone is concerned, the effects are also being seen in the technology sector.
For example, the Chinese Apple Stores will be closed until February 9, furthermore there is the possibility that delays will occur in the production of the iPhone and their subsequent shipment, so much so that we are already looking for ways to proceed with the usual rhythm as soon as possible.
As for the fair, GSMA said it continues to monitor and evaluate the possible impact of coronavirus on MWC 2020 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles, as well as on the Mobile 360 series of regional conferences.
Until now the impact on events would seem to be of minimal entity, therefore the fair, as we said scheduled for the period between 24 and 27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, in all Fira Gran Via Fira Montjuc and La Farga LHospitalet locations , including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN). As already stated in the past few days, the GSMA has adopted many measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus and continues to add others regularly.
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