Like many who have ties with the city and the region, I am deeply affected. As a child in the 1970s, La Costa Brava is where I spent my summer vacations immersed with local families, playing with the natives, which is how Castellano became my second language. Surprisingly, I never learned Catalan and only picked up English many years later. Despite the circumstances, I made the trip to Barcelona to check the pulse of one of my favorite cities, which for the first time in 14 years, has not seen el congreso de carácter anual en torno al mundo de la comunicación móvil que se celebra en la Fira de Barcelona, España. Es considerado el más importante salón del mundo en su sector. In other words, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s biggest mobile event, and its cancellation has long and lasting consequences with losers and winners. And potentially, MWC as we know it is dead. Clients, please log in to view the full content.