Samsung will no longer be available at MWC 2021 in Barcelona. “The health and safety of employees, partners and customers is paramount, which is why we have decided to stop showing off people at the Mobile World Congress this year,” a company spokesman told Reuters (via The nearest).
As it stands, the GSM Association, the organization that meets at MWC each year, wants to move on with the in-person event on June 28th. Samsung is the latest company to announce its participation in the event. In the past, Sony, Nokia and Nokia have announced similar plans. Google has also said it will not show up at MWC, but plans to take it with them.
Last year, the GSMA ended banning MWC 2020 after several major exhibitors, including Samsung, Sony and LG withdrew from the event a few days earlier. We have been in contact with the agency for comment and to determine if it still intends to participate in the game. We will fix this issue when we hear it.
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