MWC Barcelona 2021, world’s biggest mobile trade show, pushed back to June
- World’s biggest mobile industry gathering has been postponed to give organisers more time to plan amid pandemic
Next year’s edition of MWC Barcelona, the world’s biggest mobile industry gathering, has been postponed to late June from March in 2021, according to organiser GSMA, as Covid-19 continues to affect countries around the world.
“MWC21 Barcelona will also have virtual elements [when it takes place] to complement the overwhelming demand to convene physically,” the company added.
MWC Barcelona 2020 was cancelled less than two weeks before its opening despite earlier assurances from the GSMA that the event would go ahead. It was a big blow to efforts by telecoms carriers, device makers and various tech providers to further promote 5G technology amid new network roll-outs this year.