The doubts surrounding the celebration of MWC 2021 from Barcelona continue to rise as cancellations of the heavy weights do not stop. Today we must add another important company to the list.
Following in the footsteps of Ericsson, Nokia, Sony, Facebook and Oracle, among others, now it is the turn of Google. There will not be a space dedicated to the operating system this year Android and to Google products.
For Google, this is not the time yet
The reason for Google's withdrawal from one of the most important events in the telecommunications sector is the safety of its employees, which makes sense considering that this year the company seems to don't even celebrate Google I / O 2021 at home either, since it has a large part of its workforce teleworking and it seems that from April it will begin its de-escalation to return to the offices.
In the announcement of the non-attendance of Google in the Mobile World Congress 2021 that GSMA wants to celebrate in June the company has said that:
"Following our current travel restrictions and protocols, Google has made the decision not to exhibit at the Mobile World Congress this year. We will continue to work closely with the GSMA and support our partners through virtual opportunities. We look forward to this year's activities. and see you in Barcelona in 2022 ".
As we can see, Google has not been convinced by the security measures that the GSMA has announced to guarantee the security of MWC 2021, such 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 Verge