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Sony, Amazon, LG, Ericsson, and Nvidia have backed out, and more may follow.
Several major tech companies including Sony, Amazon, LG, Ericsson, and Nvidia have canceled plans to appear at the conference, and some, like Samsung, still plan to attend but with a reduced presence. The GSMA was quick to point out, as quotedin the BBC, that the event remains “more than 2, 823 strong exhibitors. ” The announcements have trickled in over the past. few days. Many of these companies are usually key players at the event, and while many more companies still plan to attend, this year show looks like it’s going to be very different than what we saw in (or) .
Organized by the GSMA mobile interest group and held annually in Barcelona, MWC has become arguably the most significant event of the year for the mobile and wireless technology industry. Many mobile companies skip the noise of CES to unveil their plans and do business at this more focused event. This year event was expected to be a major one: it will open the floodgates for the 5G transition, mobile companies have predicted.
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