The organisers of the Mobile World Congress, the telecommunications industry’s biggest annual gathering, said on Wednesday they were postponing next year’s event to late June to make it possible to convene safely despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

MWC 2021, originally scheduled for early March, will now be held in Barcelona, Spain — its usual venue — from 28 June to 1 July, the GSMA, the industry association that organises it, said.

This year’s congress was cancelled at the last minute as the virus spread around the world.  — Reported by Douglas Busvine, (c) 2020 Reuters