Plot twist: Mobile World Congress is not taking place this year. MWC 2020 was supposed to be from February 24 to February 27 in Barcelona, Spain, but today the organizers decided to cancel the entire thing because of fears regarding the possible spread of the novel coronavirus.

Companies have been canceling their MWC or pre-MWC events in Barcelona left and right over the past couple of weeks, so this doesn’t come as a huge shock, but it is nevertheless an unprecedented move in the history of the mobile world’s biggest annual event.

The GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes MWC,…

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