Amazon och Sony ställer in sitt deltagande på MWC


Inatt med­de­lade Ama­zon att de ställer in sitt delt­a­gande på Mobile World Con­gress, MWC. Sony med­de­lade pre­cis att även de väl­jer att inte när­vara på mäs­san.

Innan de här två gigan­ter­na valde att stäl­la in så gick arrangör­erna ut och sa att “the show must go on” och att det skulle fort­sät­ta som van­ligt. GSMA, som är arrangören bakom MWC, har på sin hem­si­da beskriv­it alla säk­er­het­såt­gärder som kom­mer vid­tas, bland annat kom­mer per­son­er från Hubei-provin­sen inte vara tillåt­na på mäs­san. GSMA skriv­er så här på sin hem­si­da:

In addi­tion to all of the health and safe­ty mea­sures put in place, the Span­ish health author­i­ties, Host City Part­ners, oth­er rel­e­vant agen­cies and the GSMA are col­lab­o­rat­ing. The GSMA is seek­ing to reas­sure atten­dees and exhibitors that their health and safe­ty are our para­mount con­cern, by the fol­low­ing addi­tion­al mea­sures being put in place:

  • All trav­ellers from the Hubei province will not be per­mit­ted access to the event*
  • All trav­ellers who have been in Chi­na will need to demon­strate proof they have been out­side of Chi­na 14 days pri­or to the event (pass­port stamp, health cer­tifi­cate)
  • Tem­per­a­ture screen­ing will be imple­ment­ed
  • Atten­dees will need to self-cer­ti­fy they have not been in con­tact with any­one infect­ed.

While fur­ther plan­ning is under­way, we will con­tin­ue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion and will adapt our plans accord­ing to devel­op­ments and advice we receive. We are con­tend­ing with a con­stant­ly evolv­ing sit­u­a­tion, that will require fast adapt­abil­i­ty.

Mea­sures being imple­ment­ed include:

  • Increased clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion pro­gramme across all high-vol­ume touch­points, e.g. cater­ing areas, sur­faces, handrails, WCs, entrances/exits, pub­lic touch-screens, etc. along with the use of cor­rect cleaning/sanitising mate­ri­als and prod­ucts
  • Increased onsite med­ical sup­port – dou­bled over last year
  • Aware­ness cam­paign via online and onsite info-share and sig­nage
  • Avail­abil­i­ty of sani­tis­ing and dis­in­fec­tion mate­ri­als for pub­lic use
  • Aware­ness and train­ing to all staff on stan­dard per­son­al pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures, e.g. per­son­al hygiene, fre­quen­cy of use of sanitising/disinfection prod­ucts, etc.
  • Advice to exhibitors on imple­ment­ing effec­tive clean­ing and dis­in­fec­tion of stands, offices along with guid­ance on per­son­al hygiene mea­sures and com­mon pre­ven­tive behav­iour
  • Pub­lic health guide­lines and advice com­mu­ni­ca­tion to Barcelona hotels, pub­lic and pri­vate trans­port, restau­rants and cater­ing out­lets, retail, etc.
  • Installing new sig­nage onsite remind­ing atten­dees of hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions
  • Imple­ment­ing a micro­phone dis­in­fect­ing and change pro­to­col for all speak­ers
  • Com­mu­ni­cat­ing advice to all atten­dees to adopt a ‘no-hand­shake pol­i­cy’
  • A 24-hour tele­phone Secu­ri­ty and Med­ical ser­vice for all atten­dees, oper­a­tional from 12th to 29th Feb­ru­ary 2020. This num­ber appears on the back of badge hold­ers, in the event App and on sig­nage around the venue.

Sony var förvän­tade att släp­pa nya tele­fon­er, Xpe­ria 5 Plus, på MWC. Enligt Engad­get så kan vi förvän­ta oss att få se lanserin­gen via YouTube istäl­let.

Nvidia, ZTE och LG, har tidi­gare med­de­lat att de inte kom­mer att med­ver­ka på den sto­ra mobilmäs­san i Barcelona i slutet av feb­ru­ari. Därefter sven­s­ka Eric­s­son som tidi­gare var­it en gigant på just den­na mäs­sa. Allt för att und­vi­ka sprid­ning av Coro­n­aviruset.