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Smartphone Lobby Wants Conference for 50,000 People in June

  • MWC Barcelona is industry body’s main source of revenue
  • Gathering was among first major Covid-related cancellations
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The global wireless industry is planning to allow tens of thousands of international visitors to congregate for its flagship event in Barcelona in June, more than a year after it was axed due to the pandemic.

The GSMA trade body said everyone present will have to show a negative Covid-19 result to access the Fira Gran Via venue and repeat the test every 72 hours. Rapid testing centers will be made available on site and organizers are considering using hotels for more.