Cell World Congress (MWC) 2021 is scheduled to happen between June 28 and July 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Forward of the annual occasion, various tech corporations together with Google, Oracle, Sony, Nokia and Ericsson have pulled out of getting an in-person occasion. The most recent firm to affix this bandwagon is Qualcomm.
Qualcomm has pulled out of getting an in-person occasion owing to issues concerning the pandemic. The chipmaker, in a assertion to TechCrunch, stated that as an alternative of internet hosting an on-ground occasion, the corporate will likely be internet hosting an occasion nearly.
“Whereas we respect the well being and security measures being put into place by the GSMA for MWC Barcelona, now we have determined that it’s in one of the best curiosity of our staff and prospects for Qualcomm’s participation to be digital this yr,” a Qualcomm spokesperson advised the publication.
“We sit up for participating with the ecosystem by Cristiano Amon’s digital keynote on June twenty eighth and thru our newest bulletins and 5G demonstrations,” the spokesperson added.
It’s price noting that the event comes a day after Samsung introduced that it was pulling out of the in-person annual occasion. The corporate stated that it will take part within the occasion nearly as an alternative. “The well being and security of our staff, companions and prospects is our primary precedence, so now we have made the choice to withdraw from exhibiting in-person at this yr’s MWC,” the corporate had stated in an announcement to The Korea Herald.