Mobile World Congress cancelled: What this means for the smartphone industry? #coronavirus

Following the news that GSMA has decided to cancel Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as a result of the risk associated with the Coronavirus, the mobile industry and its stakeholders are now taking stock as to what this precisely means for the market this year. MWC is one of the most important consumer electronics trade shows of the year, representing an industry that accounts for more than half of the $1 trillion+ consumer spend on electronic devices spent in 2019. Its cancellation will present a range of short- and medium-term challenges to the smartphone industry this year and could have far reaching consequences moving forward.

Don't Miss a Story

Most Popular

Editor's Choice

Academy Award-winner, A. R. Rahman talks about his growing-up years in an exclusive interview with our editor, Anisha Gakhar
A. R. Rahman, the legendary Oscar-winner, graces us with his overwhelming knowledge about music, technology, and the industry...
An EXCLUSIVE Interview Anant Roongta, MD, Famous Studios by our editor Anisha  Gakhar

An EXCLUSIVE Interview Anant Roongta, MD, Famous Studios by our editor Anisha Gakhar

Anant Roongta, MD, Famous Studios, is young at heart and focussed at breathing new life into the legacy of Famous Studios
It is out of the ordinary, when a legacy-family-born child, makes it big (read: bigger)—yet with the same...

You may also like

Riedel MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero Provide Comprehensive Signal Transport and Comms Backbone
Riedel Communications today announced that Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) has adopted the company's state-of-the-art networking and...
Headphones Q1 update: Global value continues to surge despite Coronavirus
The global headphones market has posted a strong Q1, achieving revenues of $7.2 billion and year-on-year growth of...
Stay-at-home messaging bolsters smart speaker segment, delivering top spots to Amazon and Google
Smart speakers are driving the home audio market forward, leading to Amazon and Google taking top spots in...
Jigsaw24 Expands Via24 Cloud Services With Deployment of EditShare’s EFSv
EditShare, a technology leader that specializes in collaboration, security, and intelligent storage solutions for media creation and management,...