A recent report has confirmed that AT&T has come up as the latest company which has canceled its plan to participate in the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show. The show is about to take place in Barcelona, and the reason behind AT&T not participating in the show has come up as the spread of novel coronavirus.
Our news sources have reported that along with AT&T, other big players in the market, including Intel and Cisco have announced that they also won’t participate in the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
“We appreciate our involvement in important industrial groups such as GSMA and support the measures already taken to protect members,” AT&T said in a statement. “The most responsible decision, unfortunately, is that we should withdraw from the event to protect our employees and customers,” the company added.
Cisco said in Tuesday’s statement: “We sincerely appreciate all Mobile Global Congress ‘ efforts to protect its guests and look forward to hosting events in the future. In our thoughts and prayers, we hold those who are directly affected by this situation”.
On the other hand, Intel also interacted with the news channels and in one of the statements said that the well-being of the employees of the company and its partners is the topmost priority of Intel. The spread of the coronavirus has ultimately stopped us from participating from this year’s Mobile World Congress, the company added.
We have reports that the number of companies that are not participating in this year’s Mobile World Congress is increasing day by day. There is a huge list of companies that have made their decision of not showing up in the world’s biggest smartphone conference. Some of the big players on the list include Sony, Ericson, Amazon, Intel, Cisco, AT&T, Vivo, etc.