Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Outside. Russia is expelled from the MWC. The Mobile World Congress that starts next week will not feature the Russian pavilion. The GSMA, organizer of the event, has just sent a statement to the EFE Agency in which it states that it strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine while complying with all political and government sanctions” derived from the conflict. For this reason, it has decided to annul any institutional presence in the country, which means that the Putin’s government It will not have a pavilion at the first massive Mobile World Congress after the outbreak of the pandemic. The statement ensures that the MWC It is a “unifying event that has a vision to convene the mobile ecosystem to advance the ways and means in which connectivity can ensure that people, industry and society prosper”.

The GSMA has strongly condemned the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and leaves it without a pavilion at the MWC that begins on Monday

The response has been quick and in fact, the pavilion of the Russian Government, in which several companies from the country were included, no longer appears in the list of exhibitors on the event website. At least 11 Russian companies they intended to show their solutions in that pavilion and now they will no longer be able to do so. The organizer also states that she is constantly monitoring and reviewing the security of the event as information emerges. Those that the GSMA has not yet said in what situation Russian private companies that attend the event on their own will find themselves. Specifically Kaspersky and the public satellite operator have a presence in this new edition of Mobile that begins on Monday in Barcelona.

By Alvaro Rivers

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