But the question on everyone's lips is whether next year's show will eventually be canceled.
The GSMA is forced to cancel its big Asian event after Chinese authorities warn against mass gatherings.
The coronavirus has cut significantly into some organizations' event revenues. Now, some members of the CCA have pledged to reject refunds on their trade show expenses in order to keep the association up and running.
Weeks after this year's show was canceled, the trade association has offered credits against the costs of future shows and, for those companies that didn't cancel, a partial cash refund.
Scott and Jamie are joined by Paul Nolan from CC Group PR to reflect on a tough week for telecom industry CEOs.
The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.
Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'
Companies like Parallel Wireless, Allot and Lynk are working to fill in the hole left by the cancellation of the MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.
The coronavirus looms large in this week's pod, which isn't coming live from Barcelona.
Intel said it expects to become the world's leading provider of silicon for 5G basestations by next year, tapping into an opportunity the company said ought to be worth roughly $25 billion by 2023.
What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's new customer-experience software; regulator to examine email retention charges; what we could be eating in Barcelona.
The Chinese vendor's carrier chief has little time for open radio access network developments and provides an update on the supply chain impact of the coronavirus and US trade restrictions.
The world's mobile network equipment makers continue to make a fuss about information that is a red herring.
Ericsson and Nokia have set a good example by participating in a 5G cyber hackathon – now the industry needs more companies to step up with 5G network-security proof points and action plans, particularly related to the core network.
In an interview recorded before MWC 2020 was canceled, Omdia analyst Preston Reine discusses how 5G is shifting industrial communications systems more towards a wireless world.
In an interview recorded before MWC 2020 was canceled, Omdia analyst Greg Johnson discusses the importance of industrial sensors to the industrial IoT and connected vehicle sectors.
Strategy Analytics says the global health scare will put a dampener on 5G smartphone sales, with shipments forecast at 199 million units this year.
As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.