The third "Samsung 4G Forum 2005" is expected to mark the largest international event in wireless communication technology area.
According to Samsung Electronics, 'Samsung 4G Forum 2005' slated for August 29 and 30 in
Jeju will be attended by more than 140 business leaders, specialists and representatives
from international standardization organizations from some 20 countries.
Participants will include such prominent figures in world information technology and
semiconductor fields as Chairman Michael Myer of Freescale Semiconductor, Yasda Yutaka, CTO
of KDDI, and Chairman Roger Marks of IEEE 802.16E committee.
Reflecting keen interest in 4G communication technologies worldwide, the forum will be
participated by a large number of representatives of communication carriers, equipment
makers and standardization organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America,
Australia and Africa.
The international event, in particular, is anticipated to be attended by executives at more
than 30 leading communication carriers, including Vodafone, British Telecom, O2, Nextel and
"'Samsung 4G Forum' is now established as an important and sole international event in
relation with 4G wireless communication technologies, backed by growing interest in
international community," said a manager at Samsung Electronics.
The first forum held in 2003 was attended by 115 representatives and specialists from 14
countries. For the event held in 2004, a total of 124 representatives and specialists from
18 countries visited Korea, including 29 executives of communication carriers, 17 scholars,
6 representatives of standardization organizations and 13 executives of communication
Fourth-generation cellular phones, expected to come into practical use around 2010, will be
able to transmit data as quickly as optical fiber, dramatically improving the streaming of
China and Japan cooperate on 4G
Latest news indicate that the Japanese and Chinese governments have also finalized plans to
cooperate in developing technology for fourth-generation cellphones.
Japanese and Chinese government representatives will meet in Tokyo on Friday and are
expected to sign an agreement to cooperate in research and development of 4G cellphones,
which are expected to come into practical use around 2010.
A global standard for the spectrum available to 4G cellular technology will be established
Japan has been at the forefront of third-generation (3G) telephones, which allow Internet
service, online banking and other advanced features. Most of the world has been slower to
catch on amid concern about the high price of 3G.