As part of a group decision made by Light Reading, our parent organization, I will no longer be traveling to this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
With concerns associated with the spread of the coronavirus growing by the day, and with more and more major companies announcing their withdrawal from the event, it has been decided that reporting on the industry's developments will be easier and more efficient without heading to Barcelona.
As with everyone else that has decided not to attend this year's MWC, Light Reading and Connecting Africa profoundly regret having to make this decision. The event isn't just the industry's commercial focal point of the year, but a significant networking opportunity that fuels the industry in many ways and we look forward to attending next year.
In the meantime, we hope these unprecedented events do not hinder ongoing developments in the communications networking and services sector.
For those wishing to share any significant developments and planned major MWC announcements with me, please email email@example.com and be sure to include MWC in your email subject line.
— Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa