The world’s greatest mobile trade show just took another blow — graphics giant Nvidia, one of the conference’s sponsors, simply declared it’s not sending representatives to Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona due to the “public health risks around the coronavirus” that have been putting off some different exhibitors and participants as well.
Nvidia’s the fourth exhibitor to mostly or completely drop out of MWC 2020, and the first US organization to do as such, after Ericsson, LG, and ZTE. In any case, Nvidia was additionally a significant sponsor of the conference and had banded together with the GSMA conference arranging body to host a whole track of 10 sessions and roundtables around artificial intelligence. It additionally wanted to invite guests to an “AI Edge Innovation Center” that would “put attendees at the intersection of AI, 5G and edge computing.”
It’s not clear if those sessions and show will at present be on offer, however it’d be hard without Nvidia’s workers. Everything is likewise inquisitive how a lot of cash Nvidia sunk into the show.
“We’ve been looking forward to sharing our work in AI, 5G, and vRAN with the industry. We regret not attending, but believe this is the right decision,” reads a portion of Nvidia’s statement.
Nvidia and the GSMA didn’t promptly react to requests for comment.
Qualcomm, Lenovo, Motorola, Xiaomi, Vivo and Honor all previously disclosed to The Verge that they intend to go to the show, yet it positively seems like the current year’s MWC will be an entirely different show.
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