Intel and the Japanese provider NTT Docomo have canceled the Mobile World Congress telecom fair. The Chinese manufacturer TCL has canceled its press conference but is still on the stock exchange. That all happens because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Intel cancels for the “safety of its employees and partners”, the company tells Venturebeat. In the meantime Reuters reports that NTT has canceled Docomo. TCL announced on Monday that it had canceled its press conference on Saturday, although the company is present at the fair.
Earlier, Amazon, LG, Ericsson and Nvidia knew to skip the stock market for the same reason. Trade show organizer GSMA reports that the fair will continue as usual, despite the cancellation of a number of parties. According to the authorities in Barcelona, the fair is safe to visit, says Reuters.
According to the organization, around 2800 exhibitors are coming to Barcelona and measures have been taken to limit risks. For example, there is a no-handshake policy on the stock exchange. The Mobile World Congress takes place from 24 to 27 February. Various manufacturers hold a press conference on the weekend before the fair, including Oppo, HMD Global, Lenovo and Huawei. MWC is by far the most important event of the year in the field of telecom.