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Today, the Korean real-time chart keeps on the news that the MWC Fair in Barcelona, Spain, the world’s most exciting international communication fair in Korea, was canceled in 33 years.
In Korea, carriers such as SK, KT, and LG have always seen reactions from people all over the world and released their products.
Many companies are sad for the news that it has been cancelled.
I’ll explain in detail
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, held at the end of February every year, was canceled for the first time this year due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus (Corona 19).
The MWC was scheduled to be held for the 33rd time this year.
According to AP and Reuters on the 12th (U.S. time), John Hoffman, president of the Global Mobile Telecommunication Operators Association (GSMA), which is the host of this MWC, will issue a statement on the same day and cancel ‘MWC 2020’.
This is because it is impossible to hold the event due to international concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus and travel warnings,” he said.
Already, dozens of tech firms and wireless carriers, including Intel, Facebook, Amazon, Sony and Cisco, have announced a series of plans to boycott the MWC, citing concerns over the spread of the corona 19.
In particular, Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergency response team, said, “It is okay to hold the MWC event,” adding, “Companies’ anxiety did not subside even after we started to provide support.”
The MWC, which was scheduled to be held from July 24-27, is the world’s largest telecommunication and mobile exhibition. More than 100,000 visitors from about 200 countries around the world will gather to experience the latest IT technology trends.
Due to the nature of the exhibition, there are many hands-on experience of touching and using the device, and 5,000 to 6,000 Chinese visitors are expected to visit, raising concerns that the corona 19 could spread if the exhibition goes ahead as planned.
we was shocked that the exhibition was canceled after 33 years in Korea, and that the exhibition was cancelled due to fear that the Chinese might flock.
In Korea, all non-Samsung cell phones participated in the fair and sold the products after seeing people’s reactions.
we expect to have a lot of trouble this time!
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