MWC 2020 – HMD Global now exits show

We’ve just updated our rolling Mobile World Congress update with yet another drop-out. This time it’s HMD Global. They’re the guys behind the current Nokia phones and they tell us that ..

Our key focus has been to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and other stakeholders.

Their decision comes after careful “monitoring of the situation following the outbreak of Covid-19”, which is the official name for the virus now. Their statement goes on to say…

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and stakeholders is our highest priority.

We believe the prudent decision is to cancel our participation at Mobile World Congress and want to express our sincere thanks to the GSMA and other authorities for their tireless efforts to address the challenges resulting from Covid-19, and they have our full support as they move forward.

Get the current list of companies avoiding the show here.