Spain Disputes Reason For MWC’s Cancellation

The decision to scrap the Feb. 24-27 event in Barcelona was taken after dozens of tech companies and wireless carriers dropped out over the COVID-19 virus, including major companies like Ericsson, Nokia, Sony, Amazon, Intel and LG. The companies cited concerns for the safety of staff and visitors. But the Spanish government said in a statement it “believes it is not public health reasons in Spain that have motivated the cancellation.”