Editor’s note: This article is from Tencent Technology, 36 氪 is published with permission.The World Mobile Communications Conference, held every spring in Barcelona, ​​Spain, is the world’s most important exhibition for the telecommunications industry and the smart phone industry. Various mobile phone companies will also announce the latest flagship phones this year, introducing more innovative features.Therefore, in addition to industry professionals, this exhibition has also attracted the attention of ordinary consumers.However, this year’s show encountered a new crown virus outbreak.According to the latest news from foreign media, an industry source said on Tuesday that the telecommunications industry organization GSMA will hold a board meeting on Friday to discuss whether the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona should be cancelled after several large companies announced their withdrawal.According to foreign media reports, the Mobile World Congress was originally scheduled to be held from February 24th to 27th. This is the largest annual party in the telecommunications industry. Companies spend millions of dollars to purchase booths and entertain guests to get them in this year.Order.Earlier, American technology and telecommunications giants such as Cisco Systems, Sprint and Facebook announced their withdrawal from the communications conference.Earlier, from NTT and Sony in Japan to American chip makers Intel and Nvidia, many companies have withdrawn from the four-day international telecommunications conference.This industry conference attracted more than 100,000 visitors in previous years.The World Mobile Communications Conference usually brings a boost of $ 500 million to the local economy, because delegates go to this conference in groups, bringing a lot of business to the local catering, wine, taxi and other industries.GSMA represents 750 operators and 350 other companies in the mobile industry, from Deutsche Telekom to China’s Huawei.The agency hosts the annual Mobile World Congress.The board of directors of the agency consists of 26 leaders of the world’s largest telecommunications group and is currently chaired by Stefan Richard, CEO of Orange, France’s largest telephone company.Spanish Health Minister El Salvador Illa told reporters on Tuesday that there is currently no public health justification for not hosting the 2020 World Mobile Communications Conference.The minister added that additional health measures related to the communications conference may be announced this week.Currently, GSMA did not respond to a request for comment.The organizer previously announced that visitors from the main affected areas will not be able to visit the communication conference, and visitors from certain countries must prove that they have stayed in overseas areas for two weeks.So far, more and more well-known large companies have announced their withdrawal from the Mobile World Congress, which has brought some difficulties to the organizers.However, some manufacturers also have other channels to make up for the impact of the conference.For example, Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has launched three high-end flagship phones of the Galaxy S series this year at a company product conference held in California on February 11, and the company has also launched a second phone.Even before the product launch, Samsung Electronics used an advertisement in the live broadcast of the Oscars to advertise the folding mobile phone, which caused surprise and high attention from the public.Prior to this, Samsung Electronics had chosen to hold a separate press conference in the United States to launch its own mobile phone.After all, Samsung Electronics is another company besides Apple Inc. which has attracted much attention for its flagship mobile phone of the year.At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​a large number of manufacturers around the world will launch new products and new features. Samsung ’s new mobile phones may be drowned in countless product launches, affecting the effectiveness of publicity.(Tencent Technology Review / Cheng Xi)

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