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Russian companies may be banned from the event

Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest annual mobile connectivity trade show, is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Barcelona, ​​Spain. The four-day event ends on March 4. Notably, some tech companies have pulled out of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the event, organizer GSMA banned a number of Russian technology companies and airlines from participating in the event due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Also read – Realme unveils the world’s fastest charging technology for smartphones on February 28

GSMA did not specify exactly whether all Russian companies will be banned from attending the event. However, the organizer had previously told Reuters that “there would be no Russian Pavilion this year”. Also read – Samsung teases ‘new era’ of Galaxy connected devices ahead of MWC 2022

“The GSMA will continue to cooperate with international sanctions against Russia,” the spokesman said. Also read – Samsung MWC 2021 tonight: watch livestream, Galaxy Watch 4 and more expected

According to a GSMA statement in response to the crisis in Ukraine: “The GSMA strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The situation is moving quickly and we understand that several governments are considering broader sanctions against Russia. In light of this emerging situation and given the tragic loss of life, MWC seems immaterial under the circumstances. MWC is a unifying event with a vision to assemble the mobile ecosystem to move forward and means connectivity can help people, industry and society thrive.

The organizer also added: “The GSMA is following all sanctions and government policies resulting from this situation. There will be no Russian Pavilion at MWC22. Security for the event is continuously reviewed and adjusted as information becomes available.”

This year, Mobile World Congress 2022 is likely to host 1,500 exhibitors, including AWS, Lenovo, Samsung, Realme, Intel, and more.

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