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GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

The GSMA — the organization that represents mobile operators around the world — has announced that it will be cancelling its MWC Barcelona 2020 conference this year amid concerns over the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Barcelona edition of the massive MWC usually attracts more than 100,000 attendees from around the world. This…

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Another richly varied week in mobile identity news is once again reflected in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Topics covered in this group span across security keys, FinTech, 5G, and more. The most popular story of the week comes as little surprise. Google had announced an open source initiative aimed at…

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

The GSMA is once again assuring guests that MWC Barcelona will proceed as scheduled, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The latest statement was made in response to the news that Ericsson has decided not to attend the annual conference at the end of the month. The GSMA acknowledged that Ericsson’s absence would inevitably have…

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

The GSMA has issued a second statement on the coronavirus, detailing some of the steps the organization is taking to ensure the health and safety of visitors at upcoming MWC events. Most notably, the GSMA insisted that the recent outbreak will have a minimal impact on this month’s MWC Barcelona, and that all currently scheduled…

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

With one of its flagship events just around the corner, the GSMA is seeking to reassure attendees that it is keeping a close watch on developments pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, and is taking measures to safeguard against the virus as necessary. The next major event for the GSMA is Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and…