The doubts surrounding the celebration of MWC 2021 of Barcelona keep going up as cancellations heavy weights do not stop. Today we have to add another important business to the list.
Following in the footsteps of Ericsson, Nokia, Sony, Facebook and Oracle, among others, it is now the turn of Google. There will be no space dedicated to the operating system this year Android
For Google, it’s not yet the time
The reason for Google’s withdrawal from one of the most important events in the telecommunications industry is the safety of its employees, which makes sense given that this year the company seems don’t even celebrate Google I / O 2021 at home, since it has a large part of its staff teleworking and it seems that from April it will begin its de-escalation to return to the offices.
In the announcement of Google’s non-participation in the World Mobile Congress 2021 this GSMA wants to celebrate in June, the company said:
“Due to our current travel restrictions and protocols, Google has made the decision not to exhibit at Mobile World Congress this year. We will continue to work closely with the GSMA and support our partners through virtual opportunities. looking forward to this year’s activities. and see you in Barcelona in 2022 “.
As can be seen, Google was not convinced by the security measures announced by the GSMA to ensure the security of MWC 2021, as the negative Covid-19 test and temperature control to be able to enter the fair. Google prefers to wait until 2022 to return to the event.
Via | The edge