BERLIN/MADRID (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has pulled out of this month’s Mobile World Congress because of the coronavirus outbreak, in another blow to one of the telecom industry’s biggest gatherings which attracts over 100,000 visitors to Barcelona.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
“Due to the outbreak and continued concerns about the new coronavirus, Amazon will withdraw from exhibiting and participating in Mobile World Congress 2020,” the company said in a statement on Sunday.
Amazon had planned a significant presence through its cloud computing arm AWS, which was due to host a full-day conference track on the first day of the event.
The online retailer is the fourth company to pull out of the annual gathering this week, following South Korea’s LG Electronics, Swedish equipment maker Ericsson and U.S. chipmaker Nvidia.
The Feb. 24-27 event will go ahead as planned, the GSMA…
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