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Huawei says MWC events still on, watching coronavirus developments

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BERLIN (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies said on Wednesday it still planned to hold events around the forthcoming Mobile World Congress, a telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona.

“We are keeping a close eye on matters and having to internally adjust accordingly and responsibly,” a spokesman said after South Korea’s LG Electronics pulled out due to the coronavirus outbreak that originated in China.

“As it stands, London and Barca events still planned. But … things are changing constantly.”

Huawei, the world’s top supplier of telecoms equipment and No. 2 smartphone maker, is a big exhibitor at the event organized by the GSMA industry group.

GSMA said on Tuesday that the Mobile World Congress, being held on Feb. 24-27, would go ahead.

(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; editing by Thomas Seythal)

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